Casas Particulares – Your Home in Cuba
Since 1997, the Cuban Government has permitted Cubans to rent rooms in their homes to tourists on the island. This revolutionized the lives of many, providing a much needed source of extra income as well as a broader view of life outside Cuba.
Today, casas particulares are essentially family-run bed & breakfasts (think AirBnB’s with private breakfast in the morning). Families invest in making sure their houses are up to international quality standards, and they greet you with Cuban hospitality - but also give you the privacy and comfort you desire.
While houses vary in style from eclectic to classical, they all provide a comfortable glimpse into Cuban life and will be your home while on the island. Which casa you'll be staying in changes from trip to trip, but there are a few photo examples below.
Each casa particular features:
· Double or single occupancy rooms
· Air conditioning
· Private or “Jack-and Jill” style bathrooms
· Hot and cold water
· Key to lock your room
A few notes before you take off:
· *Resources are limited in Cuba so each traveler will have one towel in each casa.
· *In the rural areas of Cuba, you may hear the roosters crowing in the morning.
*Note: The photos of below are examples of casas where travelers have stayed in the past and are not necessarily the casas you will experience on your trip.