There are many taxis outside the terminals of Havana airport who can take you to Meliá Havana Hotel. In Cuba, it is always best to confirm the price with the driver before you get in, but it should cost around $45-$55 US.
Music & Arts Live does not provide transportation to the hotel from the airport. You will need to find your own taxi or other method of transportation to the hotel.
Effective immediately, there are daily non-stop flights from many major US cities to Havana, including New York City, Los Angeles, Charlotte, Houston, Dallas, Miami, Tampa, and others. So, you can now book your own flight to Cuba online or contact us for travel agent recommendations.
Some notes for your travel to Cuba
- Feel free to extend your trip and enjoy all that Cuba has to offer! If you would like to extend or change your itinerary in Cuba in any way, we would be pleased to help you do so. please just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Your airline will provide you with a Cuban visa. They will charge you approximately $100 for this. They will also charge you Cuban Departure tax of roughly $25 and Cuban health insurance of $8. This is all legit and required by all airlines. You will also be given a US travel document for Cuban travel. You will want to check off the “people to people” exchange on this document. The airline will also advise you on this.
- Please remember that US credit cards are not accepted in Cuba (but Canadian and European cards are) so you will need to bring cash. When you arrive in Havana at Jose Marti International Airport, there is currency exchange. You can exchange your International currency at the hotel.
- Once you arrive at the hotel, all your costs are covered, except shopping, optional sightseeing, snacks and drinks outside of meals, and alcohol.
- Your flight to and from Cuba, and your transportation to and from Meliá Hotel and the airport are not covered by Music & Arts Live. You will need to cover these costs yourself.
- Electrical outlets in Cuba will need a US adaptor in order to work. There are US compatible outlets in every room at the Meliá but we recommend that you bring your own to recharge your devices.
- There are safes in all the rooms at Meliá.
- There is little Wifi in Cuba but there is good Wifi in our hotel. There is also little International cell phone service but Verizon will work there.
You will need a valid passport for this trip when you purchase your airfare and for travel to Cuba. Your airline will acquire visas and handle of the required paperwork with both the Cuban and United States governments. Non-U.S. registrants may go to Cuba on a tourist visa which you can get from your airline of choice. No special permission for non-US citizens is required.
The following cities provide NONSTOP flights to Cuba on these specific airlines:
- Atlanta, GA – Delta
- Ft Lauderdale, FL – Southwest
- Houston, TX – United
- Miami, FL – American
- New York City, NY (JFK) – Jetblue
- Newark, NJ – United
- Orlando, FL – JetBlue
- Tampa, FL – Southwest
Feel free to extend your trip and enjoy all that Cuba has to offer!
Visas to enter Cuba are easily available from your airline at your check-in counter. They cost around $80 each. Alternatively, you can purchase them in advance at https://cubavisaservices.com/
Additionally, the United States Government will need you to answer a question about the purpose of your visit. You will have 12 possible answers to this question and the correct answer for this trip is “People To People.”
When you arrive at Havana airport, there are currency exchanges there where you can get Cuban CUCs.