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Communication

If you wish to make an international call, it is much quicker and more convenient from your hotel. Give the operator the details and they will set the call through to reception or your room if it is possible. The charge for calls to European countries is about $7 to $9 a minute and $3 to $5 to America from hotels and billing is per minute, so be brief unless you want a huge bill. Don´t forget you must omit the first 0 of the STD code when calling.

Should you be dialing yourself the code is: 119 + country code + area code.

Some Country codes:

  • Canada & USA: 1
  • México: 52
  • Argentina: 54
  • Brasil: 55
  • Portugal: 351
  • Spain: 34
  • Slovenia: 386
  • Slovakia: 421
  • Sweden: 46
  • Norway: 47
  • UK: 44
  • Russia: 7

Cuban area codes:

  • Havana: 7
  • Cayo Largo: 45
  • Varadero: 45
  • Camagüey: 32
  • Guardalavaca: 24

Faxes

Some of the top hotels have faxes and for a small charge on top of the telephone.

Internet

Most of the hotels have internet access, either Wi-Fi or in the hotel business center. Please check in reception for details, prices will vary between hotels.

Cell phones

Mobile Telephone Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. For extended stays, consider buying a Cuban mobile and SIM card for internal calls. The mobile network is often more reliable than landlines, though coverage is far from universal. Internet is available at hotels and some Internet cafes. Some websites are censored. Post Letters to Western Europe can take several weeks. It is advisable to use the airmail service. Post office hours: Mon-Sat 0800-1800. Many luxury hotels have small post offices on site, or can sell stamps and post letters out of hours.


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