STAYING AT A CASA PARTICULAR IN CUBA
Casas Particulares —translated to English it means ‘private homes’— are cheaper than hotels.It’s the best way to have an authentic approach of Cuba. It’s also a wonderful way to get to know the locals and interact with them, to get some valuable insider tips, and to have someone you can count on in case you need any some help.
In Cuba, you may or may not interact with the owner of the house during your stay, and it’s also possible to rent an entire house for you.
ALL ABOUT STAYING AT A CASA PARTICULAR IN CUBA
There are thousands and thousands of Casas Particulares available across Cuba. The options are not only limited to the ones recommended on travel guides, nor to the ones you find online. Once you arrive in the country, you will notice the incredible amount of people renting out rooms in their homes.
OTHER DETAILS AND FACTS
♦ If you are planning on visiting the country during a busy season, such as Christmas and New Year’s Eve, try to book your accommodation as soon as possible, especially in popular locations such as Havana and Varadero.
♦ Even if you can’t find a Casa in a specific city online, be sure that you will find one once you get there.
♦ Of course, it is possible to book Casas last minute once you’re there, but in this case you can’t be picky about it.
♦ The locals need to register their rooms with the government in order to host. They pay about 50CUCs per month for each room they rent, plus 10% of the income to the government.