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Drinking Age in Cuba

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#1 Crystalballl

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    Posted 05 June 2009 - 10:13 AM

    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!


    #2 itsfinallyhere

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      Posted 05 June 2009 - 11:39 AM

      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.

      #3 Amarillis

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        Posted 05 June 2009 - 11:57 AM

        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!

        #4 fudgie

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          Posted 05 June 2009 - 12:02 PM

          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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          #5 Crystalballl

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            Posted 05 June 2009 - 07:51 PM

            LOL I didn't think she'd have a problem. Just wondering :) Thanks!

            #6 jackobelle

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              Posted 05 June 2009 - 08:30 PM

              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!

              #7 Dmitri_Markine

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                Posted 07 June 2009 - 10:27 AM

                I see teenagers drinking at the resort bars all the time. From my knowledge, there's no legal drinking age in Cuba. Some say 16,but even police doesn't enforce it.

                #8 katnip

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                  Posted 08 June 2009 - 08:02 PM

                  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.

                  #9 ashey063009

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                    Posted 09 June 2009 - 12:39 AM

                    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. Can't even imagine what that ends up leading to. lol

                    #10 Ceci21

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                      Posted 17 June 2009 - 02:42 AM

                      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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