Does Cuba have a Craigslist? No. Cuba has a Revolico!
Revolico is an online marketplace where users can buy or sell virtually anything. Revolico is likely the most useful Cuban website.
What is Revolico? | The Craigslist of Cuba
Revolico is an online marketplace where users can buy or sell virtually anything. Need a new toilet seat? Revolico. Need a set of wheels for your car? Revolico. Need a horse? Revolico. Need a new laptop or blackmarket currency? Revolico.
Hell, I wouldn’t be surprised if I stumbled across human organs on there one day. If it can be bought or sold in Cuba, irrespective of it’s legality, it’s on Revolico.
Watching a couple of local friends build out their restaurant using Revolico was quite entertaining.
They bought a light on Revolico. Found an electrician on Revolico. Then hired a ladder on Revolico when the electrician couldn’t reach the vaulted ceiling. Next, they hired a truck on Revolico to transport the ladder because the guy with the ladder had no transport.
When the electrician finally finished the light installation and used the bathroom, only to have the toilet break, they repeated the process again for a plumber and supplies. Heck, they even bought the grass for their new restaurants footpath on Revolico. And the grass came with a tick infestation which required them to then hire an exterminator on Revolico.
Revolico | A Useful Website For Tourists
If you’re planning to spend any length of time in Cuba you should familiarise yourself with ‘the Craigslist of Cuba’. You’ll find for a foreigner Revolico is invaluable for acquiring hard to come by goods.
If your local stores sell out (which happens often) and there is a particular beer or spirit you may be after, a particular brand of coffee or a cosmetic item (shampoo, conditioner etc.) then Revolico will be your saving grace.
Revolico is also handy for getting a feel for where the current exchange rates are on any given day.
I wouldn’t recommend changing currency with strangers you’ve found on Revolico. Because you don’t always get what you pay for on Revolico and it has a lot of counterfeit goods. And you definitely don’t want to be left holding counterfeit currency.
Revolico is available at https://www.revolico.com
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.