North Ports of Cuba
Havana Marina Hamingway | Habana Terminal Sierra Meastra | Varadero Marina Gaviotara | Los Morros
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With the development of yachting in Cuba, recent needs, such as real-time information, reliable services in the technical and touristy fields, have emerged. By now, Begüm Yachting has successfully accomplished these requirements for its precious guests.
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Begüm Yachting is the largest SUPER YACHT AGENT located all along the Turkish Coast and now in CUBA!!!
With over 23 years of experience in the industry in Turkey, Begüm Yachting team can offer and share with you its unmatched network of support and services integrating its market leading experience and knowledge with our local partners in Cuba.
Whether you have been our customer for years or are a new customer We would like to to assure you that We are here to provide you the highest quality of service, and we will continue to develop our company to support that goal.
We would like to thank all of our customers for their continued loyalty over the years. We are both proud and grateful for all we have achieved thus far with your invaluable support, and are looking forward to sharing in our mutual successes in Cuba.
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He is the best Captain support who will assist your visit in Cuba with every single details.
Jean Yves Candlot is a great master since 1980 with 22 Atlantic crossings; He had a great knowledge of Cuba, Caribbean, and Mediterranean, France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Greece and Turkey.
He first cruised to Cuba 21 years ago by a sailing yacht and explored the area after many trips. With these experiences that have brought, he is already known as ‘’Cruise Expert’’ of the Cuban coast. He is member of the Club Nautico Internacional Hemingway de Cuba. He has a strong working connection with nautical tourism and his goal is to continue developing as a key figure in the Cuban nautical and tourism sector.
He can speak English, Spanish and French fluently.
Administration and client relations are managed by Morgane Candlot, who with very good interpersonal skills, experience with clients and 4 years of International Management Studies is commited to making sure that customers are satisfied with the services.
She can speak English, Spanish, French and Catalan fluently.
Yanira A. SUBIAURT
She has graduated in English language and she worked as executive assistant & business translator for 16 years at a Cuban/Canadian company.
She can speak English and Spanish fluently.
Jorge A. M. PADRON
He worked at Gaviota hotel group and then Ministry of Tourism of Cuba for 15 years. He is very dynmic & professional person and has strong working connections with tourism.
He can speak Spanish fluently.
Yachts entering or leaving Cuba shall make their entry or departure at frontier ports.
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Most older hotels use 110-volt power, 50Hz, while newer hotels use 220 volts, 50Hz. A variety of outlets are in use, but the flat and round two-pin plugs are most common.
The official language is Spanish, but English is spoken in the main tourist spots.
Tipping in convertible pesos is very welcomed as salaries in the service industry are small. A 10 percent tip is appreciated in restaurants and by taxi drivers. Small amounts are appreciated by all service staff, however items like toothbrushes and pens are not necessary.
Cuba is considered free from any threat of global terrorism, but has an increasing crime rate. Visitors are warned that theft from baggage during handling is common, and valuables should not be packed in suitcases. Be wary of pickpockets and bag snatchers at major tourist sites and on buses and trains. Visitors are advised to take taxis after dark rather than walk. Tropical storms and hurricanes usually occur between June and November; although good warning is given, electricity, water and communications can be disrupted for weeks.
Visitors should address Cuban men as ‘señor’ and women as ‘señora’. While many Cubans will engage in political discussion and debate, it is not advised to criticise the government too vocally, and one should be respectful of revolutionary figures such as Fidel Castro and Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara.
The international access code for Cuba is +53. The outgoing code is 119 followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 11944 for the United Kingdom). The city code for Havana is (0)7. Cellular phone companies have roaming agreements with many international cell phone companies, but not the United States. A GSM network covers most main towns, and cell phones are available for rent. Public telephones are widely available for domestic as well as international calls, but international calls are expensive. Pre-paid phone cards are available. Internet cafes are located in the main towns and cities.
Cuba has a semitropical, temperate climate and experiences two seasons: a rainy season from May to October, and a dry season from November to April. Generally the weather in Cuba is sunny, hot and humid. The average minimum temperature is 70°F (21°C), and the average maximum temperature is 81°F (27°C). In summer (June to August) the heat can get uncomfortably intense with temperatures reaching 100°F (38°C) and high humidity. The sea breezes tend to make conditions more pleasant on the coast. The rainy season includes a hurricane season from July to November, with September and October being the months most likely to experience serious tropical storms. Cuba has a very good public safety record when it comes to handling these storms but travellers ought to be aware that travel itineraries can easily be thrown by such weather. December, January and February are the coolest months. December to March is also the most popular time to visit Cuba due to the cooler weather and lack of rain and storms. However, as it can get very crowded over this period, March, April and May are good months in which to visit Cuba. Although June through August is a hot period many people do flock to Cuba to celebrate carnival during the hot summer months.
The official currency is the Cuban Peso (CUP), divided into 100 centavos, but the ‘tourist’ currency is the Peso Convertible (CUC), which replaces the US Dollar as currency in tourist related establishments like hotels, restaurants and so called ‘dollar shops’. US Dollars are no longer accepted as payment, and a 10 percent commission or more is charged to exchange them, therefore the best currency to bring along is Euros, the British Pound or Canadian Dollars. The CUC is almost equal in value to the US Dollar. Some places only accept Cuban pesos and others only Pesos Convertible (usually tourist related establishments). Money should only be changed at official exchange bureaux or banks to avoid scams confusing the two currencies. Visa and MasterCard are generally accepted only in major cities and hotels as long as they haven’t been issued by a US bank; Diners Club has limited acceptance, and American Express is not accepted anywhere on the island. Travellers cheques are less readily accepted than credit cards, but all major currencies are acceptable, except for US bank issued cheques. No US-issued credit or debit cards will work in ATMs, but those holding other cards issued in other countries should be able to get pesos at most major tourist destinations. Euro or Sterling travellers cheques are accepted at Cuban banks and Bureaux de Change.