Cuba is a museum. Years of isolation produced such effect. With this in mind, what better way to travel the country than on a rolling museum? American vintage cars, preserved by the quality of their makes and the imagination of local engineers, can take you anywhere you like, the fare depending on the ride and the shape of the car. You may sightsee Havana from a presidential convertible Buick from the fifties, or take a 1940s Chevrolet cab to your next stop. Regular cabs fares range from 10 Cuban pesos–not convertible–for fixed shared rides, while scenic rides are about 25 to 50 CUCs the hour.
The cocotaxis are an engine-powered rickshaw patented by the Cuban government for transporting tourists mainly. It has the shape of a yellowish coconut–thus the name–and provide two passenger seats. Due to its rather poor motor power, they don’t usually ride for long distances. However, it may be a cheap and nice way of sightseeing while you move to your nearest destination.
Due to fuel crisis, during the 1990s, Cubans have since looked for alternative transportation means. The cycle rickshaws called “bicitaxis” have been some of them. A fine way to move across the narrow streets of Old Havana, these human-powered taxi is one of the cheapest means of transport in the city, its fares ranging from 1 to 3 CUCs, depending on the ride.