Out of all the places to visit in the world to meet girls, Cuba is one of the most perplexing by far. Anyone even remotely familiar with international affairs knows about the trials the people face here due to a communist government that is also an expansive police state.
However, if you’re thinking that Cuba is like North Korea or something, rest assured that it’s not. Despite its many problems, Cuba is still a very outgoing and beautiful country with one of the most outgoing cultures you’ll ever encounter, along with some of the finest beaches in the world. And perhaps most fortunately, tourists are very much welcome.
Oh, and then there’s the girls as well. Like the nearby Dominican Republic, Cuba has its fair share of light skinned latinas, mulattos, and of course hispanic black girls as well. The girls here are truly like nowhere else, and while the pursuit may be a little different from what you’re used to, it’s every bit as worth it.
The easing of travel restrictions between Cuba and the U.S. began in 2016, which has brought some changes to the country, but things remain the same for the most part. Cuba remains sort of a puzzling mystery in a few ways, and depending on who you talk to, you may get different opinions on how to approach the girl scene here.
Before I get to all of that, there are quite a few things to be aware of before coming to the island, however.
What to Know Before Arriving
If you’re thinking that Cuba has a similar situation you’ll find in most other latin countries, things aren’t that simple. Yes, this is a poor country, but due to the current government situation, this alters things a little differently than elsewhere.
The first thing you’ll notice here is that people are very outgoing, very accommodating, and love helping you out. Part of this is genuine, but also because people here make less than $100 a month from their jobs, and have to hustle to get more money elsewhere.
Still, it’s pretty refreshing. Cubans love tourists, and cities like Havana are a lot more safe than most anywhere else in the U.S. and other western areas. The reason is pretty simple: If you mess with a tourist, the government will bring the hammer down. Due to all the sanctions against Cuba, they rely on tourism more than anything.
As for the girls, this is where things get a bit tricky. Prostitution is rampant here, but the government is always trying to crack down on it. Regardless, when you are in nicer areas of the city with all the bars and clubs, assume that 75% of the hot women you see are actually working girls. And the 25% that aren’t? They’ll still want something from you as well.
That’s just how it is here. If you meet a girl at the club, and end up taking her back to your place, she’s going to likely ask for some cash, or a gift or two afterwards, even if she was a normal one-night stand. You need to say yes. Have a bit of cash on hand, or even some nice toiletries or cheap jewelry if you can. I can’t emphasize this enough. 99% of the time, you need to have something to give any girl you have sex with here, no matter how or why it happened.
And another thing: You need to know at least some Spanish. The more you know, the more detailed your conversations and negotiations can be with a lady, which will definitely help your case. Knowing how to salsa dance is an advantage too.
As I mentioned earlier, Havana is a very safe city, so it’s not like you can really stay in an area that’s a lot worse than another. Still, there are some strategic regions you can stay that will put you closer to some action.
Before I get to that though, be aware that if you’re staying in a hotel, you have almost zero chance of getting a girl to your room. The staff will not allow it at all. What you need to do is stay in what’s known as a “casa particular” which is the equivalent of renting out a small apartment or condo.
Depending on where you are, you may have to share the building with the owner or some family. Make friends with the landlord, and ask him if it’s okay for you to bring girls around. He’ll likely say it’s okay, but you’ll need to register her in the sign-in sheet with her info if so. (Yeah man, remember, it’s Cuba.)
As for where to say, your best bets are the modern business district known as Vedado, or Malecon, where the famous Malecon Sea Wall is (more on that later). Old Havana is an obvious must as well, as the nightlife and entertainment are mostly split between this and Vedado.
Havana Girls in Bars / Clubs
This is where you’ll likely have the most success in the nightlife. The clubs in Havana are always a good time, and on most nights, you’ll notice a very large girl to guy ratio.
The protocol is fairly normal to the naked eye: Buy a few drinks, dance with a few girls, and see where it goes from there. Things aren’t what they seem though. Most of the girls there are prostitutes, or at least semi-pro. They also aren’t about quotas, so it’s a one and done kind of thing for them.
What does this mean for you? It means that since these girls have taken the time and money to get ready, they want to stay and enjoy themselves for a bit before going anywhere else. So, go dance, have some drinks with the girl, and try to feel things out. Oh, and be aggressive in your pursuit, especially on the dance floor. Expect to be grinded up on most of the time.
There are some tips you need to know for getting out of there with a girl to have sex. She’ll likely need to walk far back from you when you’re on your way to your place, or another club. Police will harass her if she’s walking with you, especially if she’s darker. Also, don’t share a cab, but have a separate cab take her away to your place.
And again, be prepared to give her a bit of money or a small gift.
As for where to go, aside from getting a feel for the best places while you’re there on the ground, you can always bet on a good time at Casa de la Musica, which is arguably the most popular club here. El Gato Tuerto is a popular live music venue behind the national hotel where you’ll likely encounter hot Cuban girls, and some hot tourists as well. Don Cangrejo, located in Miramar, is a popular dance club that always has a ton of hot working girls.
Other new and increasingly popular bars are El Turquino, Habana Cafe and Jazz Club La Zorra y el Cuervo (see map below).
Havana Girls on the Street
Okay, this is really where it’s at, don’t be thrown off by the misleading title. Due to clubs and bars being expensive for most locals, and due to the culture norms here in general, most people simply hang out on the streets, which is probably the most popular thing to do here.
The Malecon Sea Wall is the best place to take a stroll. At night, tons of locals simply sit along the famous promenade and hang out. You can just walk down the coast and strike up conversations with any number of hot girls. It’s really actually pretty awesome, and it’s free, so there’s that. If you’re good at game, and know some Spanish, this is where you need to be if you want to meet girls for sex.
Old Havana on the weekends is another good spot to check out too. Grab a cheap beer or mojito, take a walk, and enjoy the sites and sounds of Havana while meeting some hot locals. You’ll love it.
Havana Girls in Strip Clubs/Brothels
Since the Cuban Revolution, all the famous strip clubs and brothels have disappeared. There aren’t even any hidden ones. So, don’t show up thinking you can ask the locals where they are, they literally don’t exist anymore.
Havana Escort Girls
The same can be said with escort girls. There are no escort agencies, and prostitution is illegal. Fortunately, most every hot girl here is an escort of sorts (for the right price), but you can’t just look up her listing and call her up.
Internet usage in Cuba was heavily restricted until the last few years, and even now it’s still very much censored. Still, there are some Cuban girls who get on dating sites, looking for rich tourist westerner gringos to show them a good time when they arrive, and of course buy them some shit.
You can find some Cuban girls on Latin American Cupid, which is a dating site where you can meet girls from most any latin country, not just Cuba. It’s worth a shot, and you may even find some girls from nearby countries such as the Dominican Republic who may be planning a visit to Havana.
As I’ve said, Havana is a different animal in so many ways. Still, it’s relatively cheap to visit, abnormally safe, and still holds a ton of adventure, and of course, hot Cuban girls.
Now that it’s so much easier to come here, go book a flight, find a “casa particular”, and practice your Spanish in the meantime, because you’re going to be needing it around all these beautiful Havana girls.