What kind of shopping is there in Cuba?

Cuba is not generally considered a shopping destination. Mostly, you’ll encounter state-run shops or hotel shops, where prices are fixed. Such locations sell very basic necessities, along with items like beer, coffee, or rum. On occasion, you will find open-air or craft markets in Cuba. To find out the schedule and location of the markets, ask your Cuban guide or hotel concierge. 

Opinions vary on whether negotiating prices for artwork is acceptable but keep in mind that Cubans earn a fraction of what most travelers to their country do.

While you can enjoy Cuban cigars and rum while in Cuba, effective September 24, 2020 authorized U.S. travelers are no longer permitted to return to the US with alcohol and/or tobacco products acquired in Cuba. For more detail see U.S. Customs and Border Protection.