What is a casa particular in Havana (or anywhere in Cuba?)

Essentially a casa particular in Havana (or anywhere in Cuba) is a bed and breakfast facility owned by a local Cuban homeowner and converted into holiday accommodation after having obtained a special licence from the government. But what are the…

Why June is a great month to travel to Cuba (and book a casa particular!)

Travelling to Cuba is an unforgettable experience whatever the time of year (as is staying in a casa particular), but if you´re planning a Cuba holiday this summer season there are great reasons to make your travel plans a reality…

What’s on in Cuba this June? Where to go and what to do if planning a Cuba holiday this month!

June 2019 in Cuba comes laced in art and wrapped in festivity as the 9th edition of Havana’s Art Festival takes centre stage halfway through the month. But it´s not the only event in the cards as there’s also a…

Finally, internet arrives to Cuba’s casas (particulares too!)

It’s official now, starting next month internet access in Cuban homes will be a reality and a legal one at that! It also means that guests at casas particulares in Havana and beyond will benefit from Wi-Fi internet access in…

Now it’s a great time to be in a Holguin casa as town celebrates famous “Romerias de Mayo”

If ever there was a great time to book a casa particular in Holguin, now it’s it! The eastern Cuban city famous for its Guardalvaca beach resort has a second claim to fame and that’s their Romerias de Mayo festivity,…

Havana’s Art Biennial 2019 in full swing until 12th May

If you want to truly soak in Cuba’s contemporary art scene, there is only one place to be this month and you’ve got until 12th May to get there! Havana’s biannual citywide celebration of art is on and in full…

Cuba’s International Dance Festival kicks off next Monday in Havana

Cuban music is renowned the world over for its intoxicating rhythms, frantic dancing and infectious beats. Which is why now it’s a great time to book a Cuba holiday (even better if it’s staying in a casa particular in Havana)…

Apple draws inspiration from Cuban surfers to show off the iPhone XS’ filming capabilities

Here at CubaCasa we might be all about casas particulares but our hearts swell when we hear about the raw, real Cuba being exposed through amateur documentaries like Apple’s “Ola Cubana” (Cuban Wave) a video documentary entirely shot on the…

Can you drive a 50s classic car in Cuba?

Many tourists planning to embark on Cuba holidays dream about those romantic rides around the city on a convertible vintage car. Now, more than ever the majority of those travelling to Cuba boast about their time on the island with…

Prince Charles is in Havana!

It’s already happened. As of 5 p.m. on Sunday, His Royal Highness, Prince Charles had arrived in Havana accompanied by his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall to embark on an official visit at the request of the British government…