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,…

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)…