@17..no one is saying not to use them...but ask!
Taxi is very different in Cuba..set price..in USA etc meter and driver gets only % of that so I tip. Not in Cuba.
If a taxi driver gives you a price that is what they expect for the ride and that is what I give them...and I am a good tipper where appropriate.
@4 who cares?
Almost any hotel stores luggage and has a changing room etc for late departing guests. As mentioned a nice lunch and time to leave. I don’t think worth anything...
Having just done that drive..you are cutting it very close and that is not a road for a tourist to be driving at night!
Agree with @4 if you had asked they would have probably set you right up in the place of your choice.
No way is cr a good spot to bring your pet..different rules and they are not changing for tourists.
@8 is wrong..I have found many excellent photo guides by doing just what is recommended and contacting Roy. Good luck to OP