2024 Edition CubaConga

Welcome to the underground: CubaConga is a ‘secret’ and anonymous Cuba travel guide. Watch the video and understand why this guide is different and why we can only be so because of our undisclosed identity:

Yep, I know… Glad I write better than I talk 🙂

This site and its books have been created to help you make the best of your trip to Cuba. We are not politically correct nor are we Disneyficators…

We tell the truth as we see it.

Cuba is not just ‘our world 60 years ago’. Like every episode of Back to the Future explains, events in the past create a different present. Cuba is just a different timeline but not ‘our past’.


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Cees:
‘CubaConga should be mandatory reading for everybody that wants to know the real Cuba!’

Karen:
‘I just finished reading CubaConga. It is by far the most useful book on Cuba I’ve ever come across. Almost any guidebook can provide the standard list of hotels, tourist hotspots, and eateries. None of them will give you this kind of in-depth, behind-the-scenes information that you will only figure out on your own after years of living among the locals, speaking the language, and making a whole lot of expensive and painful mistakes.
I recommend it to anyone who is going to Cuba and wants more than the standard tourist resort experience. It will save them 10 times the cover price and they will have a far richer cultural experience.’

Jane was so satisfied that she even made a video 🙂

Thanks, Jane we are grateful!

Cuba travelguide guarantee:

The eBook comes with a very simple guarantee: You don’t like it, for whatever reason, you will get a 100% refund. So it is a risk free read!

100% guarantee

So, if you want to know more about the real Cuba, buy our book. We assure you that you will see Cuba with open eyes!

It’s an ebook because we need to update it every 6 months. Cuba changes fast.

 The book is not just some blog posts joined together… We go a few levels deeper in CubaConga than here on the web.


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Please get yourself some insight you’ll find nowhere else and get it now. On the get the ebook page   I’ll give you a tip that will save you a few hours in Cuba.

First things first…. Understand the money in Cuba! It’s a different thing and not getting it will cost you!

What else to read?

Wrap your head around the money

How to find a nice restaurant?

Why you should take US$ to Cuba

Why is Cuba so hard to understand?

How to get around in Havana

How to get around Cuba

Hotel, Hostel or Hostal?

Does Cuba realy have a double currency?

Rent a motorcycle

Fixed route Taxis in Havana

Absurd story about how to buy a fridge in Cuba

Things to know about drugs

Know about the visa policy and how to get one

Havana is Havana and nothing compares

Drinkable water can be in demand

What should be in your Budget

How to deal with street hustlers (jineteros)

Get yourself a friend in the know

Pitfalls of the Wi-Fi parks.

Safety in Cuba. just a few dangers

Rent a Bike and discover Havana on wheels

Things you do not see in Cuba

Time is a fluid concept

Money in Cuba is called peso… all of it..

How to buy Cuban cigars

Free Wi-Fi in Havana

The best way to rent a car

Finding a Fixer in Cuba

How to book a Casa Particular

10 do’s and don’ts for Americans in Cuba

Crazy Cuban stories

Gifts for Cubans

What to do and how to get of the beaten track

Why, who and how?

10 things you’re not suposed to know

What other people say about CubaConga

Why we’re getting famous

How much money to bring?

Cuba Map

Why this alternative travel guide for Cuba?

The embargo and it’s effects on Cuba

Surviving Cuba customs

The underground economy

Save money: 10 tips to make Cuba cheap.

Trinidad… Ahhhh… Trinidad!

Propaganda?

Know before you go

54 Responses

  1. It’s hilarious and very informative! So glad I read this book before I went to Cuba! Encountered almost all situations you talk about!

  2. This book is like walking the street with a knowledgeable friend that shows you the ropes how to discover Cuba

  3. holla

    i’m french!! i want your book but this book is read in french language?

    muchas gracias!

  4. “The Best Cuba Travel Guide on the Internet | valuable tips about traveling the real cuba”
    was a fantastic blog. If solely there was significantly more blogs like this particular one on the net.
    Nonetheless, many thanks for ur precious time, Laverne

  5. What’s the problem bought the book but no download, error message on the link says downloaded too many times!

  6. Hi there! I have the same problem: the download link does not work. I already sent you an e-mail. Please help 🙂

  7. Should be in order now Federica please look in your inbox… Sorry… We seem to have a technical problem wich keeps popping up…
    Enjoy Cuba!

  8. Perfect, thank you! Super-fast and super-kind assistance! For now I will enjoy the guide, and soon I hope to be enjoying Cuba 🙂

  9. I ordered your ebook, and the payment has been processed through PayPal, but I have received nothing and have no download link. Please help.

  10. I ordered your ebook today and the payment has been processed through PayPal, but I have received nothing and have no download link. Please sort it out. I have checked JUNK.

  11. a little delay is possible we are sorry for that, checking every sale manually… please check your mailbox as we right now have send you the book.
    Enjoy Cuba!

  12. I ordered your ebook, and the payment has been processed through PayPal, but I have received nothing and have no download link. Please help. Not in my junk folder. Is this a scam, have I been ……..

  13. No you can’t :(. The pdf opens in Any e-reader or can be put on you smartphone. If you really want a hard copy you could download it and as soon as you get te Havana have it printed in the (yes THE) copy shop right in front of the Havana Libre. That is an interesting excusion in itself!!! Not easy to find but very interesting indeed!

    Or you can print it yourself of course!

  14. Everything works now… we had some trouble finding the bug and had to sent it manually for a while… now all automated again :-)… we’re having a mojito!

  15. It is not a travelguide like the Lonely Planet, it covers Cuban mentality. So in a way ‘yes’ because you will find Cuban mentality in those places. But if you are looking for a place to eat or sleep… no…

  16. Just bought Cuba Conga – it’s brilliant! Very informative and enlightening, and it’s very funny. Feel like I’ve got an insight into Cuba that you could only get from visiting there many times, or having a very long chat with a local.

    Couldn’t recommend this book more, it is definitely worth buying. It helps so much with loads of local info – really helpful to read the chapter on money and avoiding scams – plus it’s a really good and entertaining read.

    Highly recommend.
    Can’t wait for my trip now!

    Thanks!

  17. Just purchased your book, the link sent to my email seems to be corrupt and wont open in any of my devices. Please help, thank you!

  18. That was fast, thank you very much for mitigating the issue so quickly..looking forward to the read!

  19. I ordered your ebook, and the payment has been processed through PayPal, but I have received nothing and have no download link. Please help.

  20. So I’ve heard. . Staying at Villa Tortuga or something. Thursdays dinner is fish heads according to trip advisor lolol

  21. I bought this book several weeks ago as I am leading tours to Cuba on a regular basis and wanted inside information. Conga says: “nothing is as it seems in Cuba” That’s a very accurate statement! I have started playing the game and it is fascinating! Conga gets it right on all the levels! Although I am only between level 2 and 3, I am getting better every day. Cuba is delightful, warm, inviting, difficult and a hot mess all at once. You must go to Cuba and you must read this book before you go. Looking forward to Love and Sex. 😉

  22. Bought the book and found it super useful. I’m Cuban but have not been back in 48 years. Going in December and this book let me get hip to how to navigate my homelands with a 2016 perspective. Honest talk about how it really is. Great job

  23. I have been to Cuba one time before. I understood there was a game on the second day, buy the fourth day I started to play the game.
    After reading CubaConga, I really understand the game and I am now much better prepared for my next trip. You will save the cost of the book in the first half day of your visit.

  24. I just ordered your e book and I cannot open the link. It did not go to spam or trash either.

    Can you help me out please?

    Thanks

    Shannon

  25. Sorry…I found the link and tried to open it but it is zipped. How do I get into it? I have downloaded it already

  26. Read the book yesterday. My appetite whetted for a third visit ! Great advice and most helpful. Muchas gracias!

  27. I have purchased your travel guide but when I try to open the download link on my iPad it says that safari cannot download this file. Do you know how I can resolve this?
    I have downloaded an e book reader so I don’t think this is the problem.

    Thanks in advance,

    Julie Jones

  28. Hi, I have ordered your ebook, but not have received any email with the ebook yet. Please assist. Thanks