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Crystalballl

Drinking Age in Cuba

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Hi All,

 

So I never really thought about this, because well I'm well over the legal limits of drinking in all the countries I'd say lol But my cousin is comming with us to our wedding (she'll be 18 by the time our wedding day arrives) and she was asking me what the legal age was?

I did some searches and found some humerous answers "If you can reach the bar, you can drink" "as soon as u can open a bottle, u're legal"

 

Does anyone know the actual age? Had any problems at the resorts?

(We'll be at Playa Pesquero) I"m sure she'll be fine, but I was just curious!

 

Thanks

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I do not know the exact age (checked a few books I have), but I don't believe she will have an issue. Just remind her the drinks are very strong there. It is cheaper to use acohol than the mix that goes with it. They are very welcoming reasonable people. I have seen them refuse children but they were children. I have not seen them refuse a young adult, until it is for their own benefit and everyone else's.

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I like the quote, if you can reach the bar, you can drink...

 

At our wedding, my nephew (11) was at the bar, for a non-alcoholic daquari, he saw that his dad's beer was empty and requested a beer (no mention that it wasn't for him)... and the bartender provided it, you should have seen the look on his dad's face, when his son said... "here Dad, I got this for you"..

 

Your cousin will be FINE... No worries!

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Similar with my 13 year old nephew. When we arrived in the lobby he asked if my DH wanted a beer, disappeared for a few mintutes and came back with a beer for him, no questions asked by the bartender. My step nephew and niece were also there, ages 18 and 16 and I pretty sure they snuck in a few drinks :)

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I have a 16 year old cousin coming to mine and she is bring her best friend. I am sure they will want to have a drink or 2. I will have to teach her how to say "un poquito ron" (spelling?) LOL!

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I agree with everyone else, anytime I have been in Cuba or any resort for that matter teens are always drinking (some obviously intoxicated) and no one seems to mind. I wouldnt worry about it.

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Too funny, my sister had a silimar experience last winter when she was just about 14-- we joked that she was our little cabana girl all week because she could get us drinks. LOL!

 

I'm sure she will be fine. The resort may require that ID be provided to prove that she is 18, but it isn't likely.

 

P.S. MegaShay-- that's such a great link. I had no idea it was 16 to purchase alchohol. shots.gif Can't even imagine what that ends up leading to. lol

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If you look like you can drink...then they will give you a drink. You will have no problems, she will be able to drink.

 

Have fun!

 

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