Where to be in Cuba during August’s second-half and the casas particulares to stay at!

We don’t quite know how but we’re already halfway through August signalling that the end of summer is near. And that’s put us in the mood for an impromptu Cuba trip, especially if there are local events to add to the good…

The Cuban hip hop festival you cannot miss this month if staying in a Varadero casa particular

Potaje Festival, one of Cuba’s biggest urban music festivals kicks off tomorrow in Matanzas (home to the famous beach town of Varadero) and will bring six days and nights of non-stop singing and dancing with acts from 160 international performers….

Internet in a casa particular? Wi-Fi service expanded to reach casas particulares and private businesses in Cuba

Internet in Havana is getting bigger and better thanks to a previously announced expansion by state-owned telecommunications company, ETECSA, to reach private homes like casas particulares and private businesses, from restaurants (the so-called paladars) to cafés. Better and improved internet…

What to do in Havana this August? From street puppets to salsa festival frenzy, how to make the most of your stay in a Havana casa particular

Revealing how to make the most of your stay in a Havana casa particular this month is the aim of this post and we’ll start by introducing you to the first two hottest events of August 2019 in Havana’s calendar….

New York times echoes Cuban entrepreneurs’ woes while deeming Trump’s new measures useless and damaging to Cubans only

The latest move by Trump’s administration puts Cuban entrepreneurs like casa particular owners and restauranteurs in checkmate.  Once again, the Republicans do it again, and once again it’s doomed to be an epic fail right from the start…You only need…

Casa particular owners in Cuba suffer another blow as tourism is expected to fall by 8.5% after Trump’s new travel restrictions

Cuba’s private economy sector, from casa particular owners to restauranteurs and independent shop owners, has been quick to express their disappointment and concern after the island’s tourism minister announced that they expect to close 2009 with 4.3 million visitors, down…

Trump’s Cuba travel ban is hurting Cuban entrepreneurs, among them casa particular owners in Havana and beyond

Casa particular owners in Cuba are among those being hurt the most with Trump’s new Cuba travel crackdown. The confusion stemming from the new adjustments to travel regulations has seen a diminishing number of U.S. visitor arrivals and this is…

New U.S. travel restrictions stop Cuba cruises (but U.S. travellers can still book a casa particular!)

Tighter rules on Cuba travel recently imposed by Trump’s administration mean that Cuba cruises have come to a halt immediately and people-to-people tour have been scrapped BUT American visitors can still stay in a casa particular and discover the island,…

Living room of a casa particular in Trinidad

What you need to know about staying in a casa particular in Havana (and anywhere in Cuba)

If you’ve got questions about staying in a casa particular in Havana or anywhere in Cuba, this is the blog post to read. Will my casa particular have a private ensuite bathroom? Will I share any living space with the…

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…

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