8160 7th (Galeana) Street, between Revolución and Constitución, Tijuana
9330, Ignacio Comonfort Street,
next to the ball-shaped Cultural Center, behind the McDonald's
Flights to Cuba are becoming popular out of Tijuana. An AeroMexico MD88 charter flight leaves every Saturday for Havana via Monterrey. The Viajes Cuauhtli package includes round-trip, ground transportation, visa, insurance, and seven nights at Havana's Neptuno Hotel with breakfast buffet. Cuauhtli (better known as Rubi's) charges you $680. That's for shared room, plus $20 arrival tax upon entering Havana and $20 departure. Save more by going direct to Taino Tours, which organizes the packages. Taino's basic price for a week (staying at the Colina Hotel in downtown Havana, in front of the university) is $630. Neptuno ($644), Riviera ($751), or the Nacional ($964) are alternative hotels. The flight costs $600. Depart Tijuana at 7:00 p.m. Saturday; arrive back following Sunday morning around 9:00 a.m. You have to work out whether U.S. government travel restrictions apply to you, but the Cubans oblige by stamping a loose separate sheaf of paper, rather than your passport.