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, street vendors, private Cuba taxi drivers and restauranteurs in checkmate.  Once again, the Republicans do it again, and once again it’s doomed to be an epic fail…

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…

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,…