Subscribe to SmallPlanet

We Need Your Help

Five stars on Amazon! Don't miss Talesmag's first book of essays, on cross-cultural food experiences from Mexico to Mongolia (plus recipes!)
Submit a Real Post Report


What is the typical dress code at work and in public places? Is formal dress ever required?

Very relaxed. - Oct 2, 2017
Unusually casual. Cuba is more casual than anywhere else in Latin America. Ladies in their fifties and sixties will wear stretchy pants with flags on them and a bright halter top. Even official uniforms at stores and the airport involve fishnet stockings and short skirts. Anything goes. - Jan 2, 2016
Pretty informal. - May 4, 2014
Very relaxed. Front Office, Pol/Econ and PD will wear jackets, ties, pant suits for meetings and usually in the office. But jeans and a tucked in polo are acceptable. - Aug 14, 2013
Casual. Most business people and diplomats make do with short sleeved shirts. Long sleeve guayabera shirts or suits are de rigeur in more formal settings. - Jul 9, 2011