Hi, I’m new here. Never been to Cuba, but we are planning a trip for next January.
My question is how to get around in Cuba. We are not that interested in loafing in a resort. Instead we want to see the real Cuba. But I have heard that it is difficult to travel in Cuba. There are no road signs, GPS is illegal, etc. So I am pretty sure I don’t want to rent a car and drive to the different attractions, nor do I want to take a bus.
There are organized multi-day tours that one can go on, so we will probably do that. After the tour is done we will end up in Havana. Then we would like to consider day trips from Havana to visit or revisit special places.
An example is Montemar Natural Park. All the sources say it is a wonderful place for birds and other wild life. But it is around 75 km from Havana.
How does one get to Montemar? Are there day trips to Montemar out of Havana? Should I hire a driver?
Would it be better to stay in a hotel in Montemar? If so, how would I get to the Montemar hotel from Havana?
And if anyone knows about Montemar, how does one get around inside the park? I think the park is very big. Or is everything of interest in one place?