Yes, you can and should use WhatsApp in Cuba. WhatsApp is the most popular messaging application in Cuba and one of the most important applications to have on your phone when travelling to Cuba.
WhatsApp groups can provide you with access to virtually anything in Cuba. And most businesses will communicate with you via WhatsApp for bookings and deliveries.
We were able to access WhatsApp without a VPN and yet we’ve heard conflicting information from others. We’d recommend using WhatsApp with a VPN to ensure it works properly for you.
If your account uses any form of two-factor authentication (2fa) you should switch it off before travelling to Cuba. As the phone number linked to your account will likely not work in Cuba. And if you’re sent a login code (2fa) and can’t access it, you’ll find yourself locked out of your WhatsApp account until you leave Cuba.
For other mobile apps or websites and whether or not they work in Cuba, there’s also our definitive guide to using mobile apps in Cuba.
Where Can I Get More Information About Cuba?
I’ve made a Cuba Frequently Asked Questions Page (FAQ) available on this website. And I would strongly advise you to read it before travelling to Cuba.
My Cuba FAQ page will save you a lot of time and a significant amount of money on your trip to Cuba. Cuba is not the sort of destination in which you can just arrive unprepared.
Read the Cuba FAQ Page here.