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Kill It With Tech: 8 Apps To Help Any Trip To Cuba

Travel Technology | Gabe Zaldivar | February 19, 2016

Kill It With Tech: 8 Apps To Help Any Trip To Cuba

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Cuba and the United States’ tumultuous relationship is being repaired at the moment, which means travel to the country could be within your reach — which also means you have some planning to do.

This week we explore some of the technological steps you might take to enjoy a future trip to Cuba.

Now Cuba is still well behind the times in terms of Internet accessibility, but there are numerous apps and innovations that will help plan for and enjoy what could be the trip of a lifetime.


The ever-evolving app just released its newest version that helps travelers renew their passports.

The app can help in all measure of passport minutiae, including the time drain that is picture taking. Its website is also a vital tool that can go a long way to making sure you have the correct visas for Cuba.

READ MORE: Passport Renewal Just Got Sensationally Simple With ItsEasy's New App


With such a limited number of flights servicing the area, it’s important to plan well ahead for any trip to Cuba. Hopper really should be your first stop, which will help gauge what kind of cost you are looking at and when you should book.

Google Translate:

This is a suggestion more for you Android users in the audience. The fact that you can download language packs means you have the ability to use the app offline, which is a big deal in Cuba.

Cuba Travel Guide By Triposo:

Again, the lack of ubiquitous Internet means you will have to plan ahead. Thankfully, that doesn’t mean you are completely without some technological help.

Triposo offers insight into various locations while working offline, a step above those folding maps we read about once in a book.

Galileo Offline Maps:

Updated monthly, Galileo will make maneuvering this vibrant country all the easier.


Yet another offline map option that will help get you to places you very nearly missed.


Solidify your stay well before you leave. And the best part is you minimize just how much cash you will need to carry around, which is already substantial.

USA Today’s Rick Jervis offers: “A huge advantage of booking through AirBnB: You pay with your U.S. credit card in advance, rather than take enough cash to cover lodging.”

GlobeConvert Free:

There is no getting around the fact that you will need to deal with cash during your stay. Make it easier with this free app that offers conversion in the Cuban Peso as well as the Cuban Convertible Peso.

READ MORE: 5 Places to Spend National Pesos for a Cheaper Cuban Holiday

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