If you follow me on IG (@shanachristine), you know that we recently returned from an amazing trip to Cuba. I have so much more to say on that topic (hopefully next week??), but so many of you were asking for outfit / packing details that I wanted to crank this one out.
We visited Cuba at the end of March, which is technically considered their cold season, but…it was glorious. Hot during the day, yet cool enough in the evenings to need a light jacket or sweater. It did rain once, but blew in/out so quickly that the net result was wandering into the bar for one more mojito. #twistmyarm
As I mentioned in the Kid’s Cuba Packing List article, we brought only carry-ons to avoid the long luggage line at the Havana airport. Made extra tricky by the fact that one can’t easily run out for, say, forgotten sunscreen in Cuba. Cuba is not a shopping destination (to put it mildly), so you’re more likely to do without rather than replace it.
A few things I learned:
- In the off season, Cuba does get cool at night. Especially when there’s a breeze. (And when walking along the Malecon, there was always a breeze.)
- Cubans have style. It’s more of a Miami vibe than an East-Coast hipster vibe, but grown men do not seem to wear shorts at night, and the women dress sexy.
- On that note….I thought, for a hot second, that Cuba might be conservatively dressed. HELLS NO. Even the Cuban TSA agents wore short, tight skirts with fishnet tights. I am not making this up. It was amazing.
- Old Havana has lots of cobblestones. I didn’t bother with heels once the entire trip.
Here’s what worked for me: