Cuba Self-Drive Holidays

Imagine driving through superb tropical landscapes, in the company of vehicles that are relics from half-a-century ago, between glorious colonial towns and dazzling beaches. Add in roads that are lightly travelled, and an amazing diversity within a nation the size of England, and the only possible answer is Cuba

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Looking for inspiration to start planning your Self-drive adventure?

Any of our multi-centre or city and Beach sample itineraries can be modified to include car hire instead of transfers. Take a look at the suggested trips below and let us know when you are ready to start planning your own Cuba adventure

Inspired Already? Tell us what you'd like from your Cuba experience or ask for a free quotation.

We give totally honest advice – no pushy or hard sales techniques.  No deposit up front – we first confirm your itinerary (wherever possible where air ticket type allows). We have our own office in Havana and own team of staff throughout Cuba – we do not use third parties resulting in more flexibility, better communication, and we are able to ensure our level of service

Call us on 01438 419111

Self-Drive holidays in Cuba. Our tips

This information is based on Rex car hire, if your hire is through an alternative provider some information may differ, please read your agreement locally thoroughly and reconfirm all terms locally

Popular Car-Hire Models

Self-Drive holidays to Cuba. Captivating Cuba™
  • Category: B / Medium

  • Models: MG 5/Seat Ibiza or Similar

  • Type: Compact

  • Capacity: 4 Passengers

  • Transmission: Manual

Self-Drive holidays to Cuba. Captivating Cuba™
  • Category: C/ Standard

  • Models: Renault Fluence/MG 6 or Similar

  • Type: Sedan

  • Capacity: 4 Passengers

  • Transmission: Manual

Self-Drive Tips

  • Always read the terms of your car rental contract thoroughly before signing to ensure you understand

  • Car hire is charged on 24-hour rental periods

  • Unlimited mileage is included

  • Coverage against damage, fuel, additional drivers (approx. CUC 10 per additional driver with a maximum of 2 – conditions apply) and any other payments due paid at time of car collection

  • Cars usually have manual transmission, air conditioning, air bags, ABS braking system and CD player

  • Vehicles comes with a full tank of fuel which must be paid for at the time of collection, we recommend the car is returned empty as unused fuel is not refunded

  • Drivers must be at least 21 years old and have held a full driving license for at least 1 year

  • Full driving license and passport must be presented at time of car collection

  • Cars are insured against full or partial vehicle theft, collisions, overturning, major catastrophe and damage to third parties. Car hire companies do not offer insurance to their customers. To protect customers from financial liability for damage to the vehicle, car hire companies offer coverage against damage. Drivers pay a mandatory daily fee for coverage of approximately 25CUC (around £20) to be made and a deposit of 250 CUC (around £180). Be prepared that the car hire company may not be able to accept credit card for the deposit, and cash may be required

  • Fuel costs around 1.50 CUC (around £1) a litre

  • Driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs is strictly prohibited in Cuba, rules/alcohol limits are similar to the UK

  • In the event of an accident, the police must be called immediately and a report obtained

  • Whilst child car seats can usually be organised for a fee in advance, we recommend taking your own to ensure it is accident free and meets international/UK/EU safety standards

  • When driving take care of cyclists, pot holes and vehicles stopping for hitchhikers

  • Avoid travelling in the hours of darkness which can be dangerous due to stray cattle, pedestrians walking in the road, and bicycles and vehicles without their lights on

  • Never leave valuables in cars

Travelling with your kids?

We offer car seat rentals in exclusivity to our clients. So if you forgot to bring yours or prefer to leave the bulky seat at home, let us know and we will take care of it.

Very limited availability. Please pre-book well in advance.

Book your Cuba Self Drive Experience

Speak to Captivating Cuba Specialist today. We strongly recommend not to delay requesting your accommodation and car hire as availability is very limited. Call us for a free quotation. No deposits required.