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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
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Only two possibilities:
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* by plane (Cubana de Aviación), from La Habana
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* by boat, from Batabanó (bus from La Habana to Batabanó).
 
===By plane===
 
===By plane===
 
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The prices are going to change in 2007-01/02, increasing from 20' pesos to 90 something. Reservations are imperative, with at least 5 days in advance.
 
===By boat===
 
===By boat===
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Bus from Ciudad de La Habana (Estación Central de Ómnibus) to Batabanó (Habana province, south of the capital): 5 CUP for everybody (Astro bus).
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The boat (Kometa) costs 50 pesos per person (25 for children of less than 12 years of age):
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* 50 CUC for foreigners
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* 50 CUP for locals.
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No reservations needed to go to the island. Best to buy a ticket with one day in advance for the return (or you'll have to wake up at 5 A.M. to leave at 12 A.M.).
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The trip isn't a experience ''per se'' (modern, long, highly cooled air, can't go on deck...).
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No bicycle can be brought on the island. Knifes and the such must be checked in (free, secure and minimal loss of time).
  
 
==Fees/Permits==
 
==Fees/Permits==

Revision as of 17:28, 1 January 2007

Isla de la Juventud is an island in Cuba.

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Understand

Victoria, [1] is the local periodical.

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Landscape

Flora and fauna

Climate

Get in

Only two possibilities:

  • by plane (Cubana de Aviación), from La Habana
  • by boat, from Batabanó (bus from La Habana to Batabanó).

By plane

The prices are going to change in 2007-01/02, increasing from 20' pesos to 90 something. Reservations are imperative, with at least 5 days in advance.

By boat

Bus from Ciudad de La Habana (Estación Central de Ómnibus) to Batabanó (Habana province, south of the capital): 5 CUP for everybody (Astro bus). The boat (Kometa) costs 50 pesos per person (25 for children of less than 12 years of age):

  • 50 CUC for foreigners
  • 50 CUP for locals.

No reservations needed to go to the island. Best to buy a ticket with one day in advance for the return (or you'll have to wake up at 5 A.M. to leave at 12 A.M.). The trip isn't a experience per se (modern, long, highly cooled air, can't go on deck...). No bicycle can be brought on the island. Knifes and the such must be checked in (free, secure and minimal loss of time).

Fees/Permits

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