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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) and Tourist Information

Cubans use this term to describe a house or a apartment which offers the service of rooms rental to tourists. In other parts of the world, this is typically known as « Bed & Breakfast »

At a “Casa Particular” you have the opportunity to learn and understand Cuban culture and society. You will also be welcomed here while you enjoy a warm Cuban atmosphere and there really is nothing like the feeling of being home while on vacation.

Unlike the hotels, the cost of your stay at a “Casa Particular” will be the cheapest option for your stay in Cuba. In addition, at a “Casa Particular” you can always get a price agreement with the owner about your stay, including entrusting your host to keeping your baggage safe until you depart.

It is important that you know that the U.S. dollar does not circulate in Cuba. The American bank cards or its subsidiaries in any country are not supported and money can not be extracted from them. In Cuba there are two coins, a strong currency known by the acronym CUC (Cuban Currency) and the Cuban peso or CUP (Cuban Peso).

You must change to CUCs on arrival at the airport or the next day, since most of your payments will be made in this currency. Exchange rates fluctuate between 1.20-1.40 CUC per Euro, and 0.90 CUC per U.S. dollar. The exchange value between the CUC to CUP is 1 to 24. At the Currency Exhcnage, known as CADECA, you can exchange from CUC to CUP.

We have wifi hotspot in different places of our capital. Any user can access the connection through the nauts cards in parks, main streets, shopping centers and hotels. With the low price of 2CUC.

If you arrive through the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, the fastest way to get to our house is using the taxi service. The cost of travel from the airport is approximately 20 CUC and lasts about 35 minutes. If you prefer, we will arrange your pick for the price of 25 or 30 CUC depending on the waiting time.

In Cuba there is no subway, the local public transportion buses are called “guaguas” now known as P-4, P-5, P-1 and so on. “Guaguas” cost 0.40 cents Cuban peso (CUP), not CUC. Typically, many tourists believe they cannot use “guaguas” or the collective taxis, called “almendrones.” However, both can be used by Cuban citizens and tourists. “Almendrones” are collective taxis that move on fixed routes within the city. For the price of 10 Cuban pesos (CUP), or less than 1 CUC you can move almost anywhere one-way in the city.

Right at the corner of M and 21, you can catch an “almendron” which will leave you near the Capitol. We are also located within walking distance to our fixed routes of “almendrones” as well as other forms of transportation including coco-taxis, bicycle taxis, and the services of Cubataxi company. Unlike “almendrones” some of these other forms of transportation are paid in CUC.

To move to the provinces, it is common to use the service of the company Via Azul, you can book your travel at tourism agencies or at the headquarters located at Avenue 26 and Zoológico in Nuevo Vedado.


General Information

Cuba is a safe place for tourism. It is a land bathed in sun and sea with an everlasting summer. Cubans are full of hospitality and warmth providing you an unforgettable holiday.

Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492, he described our island as “the most beautiful land human eyes have ever seen.” Cuba, has a wide variety of landscapes” mountain ranges, valleys, beautiful rivers with clear water and long beaches with crystal clear, arm waters and beautiful coral reefs. Cuba is a land blessed by nature.


In Cuba, the hurricane season is usually between June and November. The government takes extreme preventive measures, it’s very rare that any loss of life occurs. Cyclones are not a risk for tourists since the cyclone hazard areas are evacuated well in advance.

The climate of Cuba is very warm with high humidity, so please bring sun protection and appropriate clothing for tropical weather. The time difference is about 6 hours on the European continent, so you should take this into account if you wish to be received with typical Cuban food prepared at home. We recommend buying bottled water for your personal use.