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Public Transportation

There are no public buses to travel around the Jibacoa area or to nearby towns and cities. Therefore the only mean of public transportation available for tourists are taxis, either a government-own taxi or a private taxi (taxi particular).

Regular Taxi

The government-own taxis can be found in the front of the hotel or in its parking area. If none is available just ask the Reception desk to call one. A taxi ride between Jibacoa and Havana City costs around 50 CUC one-way. You should always agree a price beforehand, some taxis have meters but they are rarely switched on.

Taxi Particular (private taxi) and Classic Cars

One the small road behind the two hotels (Memories Jibacoa and Villa Jibacoa) you’ll find many private taxis, some are modern cars and many are classic American cars from the 1950's which are locally called “Maquina” or “Yank Tank”. Since February 2011 the private taxis are now officially allowed to take foreigners. They usually offer more than just taxi service; they also propose guided tours or multi-stops rides.

The most popular is the Private Havana Tour; typical cost would be between 80 and 90 CUC for the day. If you opt for a 50's Classic, it is best to check if the driver has a cell phone in case of a breakdown; keep in mind that many of these oldies were restored with the means available and most of them now have a Russian diesel engine under their hood!


See other options for getting around: Car, Scooter and Bicycle rentals  |   Domestic flights

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