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Casas Particulares (Private House)
In Cuba it gives different kind of accommodations. Our Destination Experts also offer Casa Particular. These are private home stays in Cuba, which are very similar to bed and Breakfast.
Staying in a casa particular gives you the possibility to really experience the Cuban way of living. It is the way to see the hospitality of the local people.
In the Casa Particular you will have a apartment, house or lodge for a short term. In the private house you will have your own shower and toilet. Sometimes even a terrace or rooftop.
The rooms are cleaned and upgraded to tourist standards. In some cases even with extra furnishment like a telefphone, alarm clock, television and minibar.
The standards of the accommodations are high. You can compare them with the quality of a hotel. It is also possible to stay in a hotel, but because of the combination of the price, experience and value, we recommend to stay in casas particulares.
Breakfast is usually included in the price, but this is something you can discuss with your local destination expert.
The trip was very well organised. The booked casas particulares were very good. The Owners were kindly und helped us with information and nice hints. Cuba doesn't be an easy country. You need a lot of time on the roads depending on the quality of streets. The noise level is unusually high. But on the other hand it's very interesting to see a country with high idiological aspiration but very poor development of everyday life. The supply of people with common goods was astonishing low but the most people were well tempered. The aggressive beggery was unexpected and clouds the impression a little bit. Well, you get the impression that old Europe is a island of blessed people. Overall it was a very interesting trip with a really good preparation and organisation.Read More Read More Less
Arrival - meet&greet waiting. No car. Waited another hour.
Casa- lovely hosts, nice room and bathroom. Breakfast tailored to our needs.
Hemingway tour- highly recommended. Excellent guide. Thorough history and visits to home, fishing spot, two pubs and hotel. Excellent
Old city tour - one hour drive good.
Walking tour covered much of the area walked in the morning. We should not have done them on the same day. Excellent guide although she did want to steer us into certain shops. As we are not shoppers, we did not oblige.
Vinales tour - full day. The best guide ever! She was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the day. We went to a tobacco farm and the farmer and his family were incredibly well spoken and informative. The dinosaur wall was interesting and the free drink a welcome surprise! The lunch was good. The driver skilled and pleasant. A highly recommended tour.
Some of the vintage cars were uncomfortable for long periods of time.
The wait at the airport for a car was annoying as no explanation was given.
The guide in the Old City Tour was keen to get us into certain shops. Not appreciated.
The gift of a bottle of rum was unexpected and highly appreciated! Thank you.
A wonderful experience overall.