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Casas Particulares in Cuba

Casa Particular Since 1997 the Cuban government allows residents to rent rooms in their houses to tourists, they are called Casas Particulares. The owners of the Casas help to promote their casas by distributing business cards, and by advertising on websites such as www.Cuba-Junky.com. You often will get their cards while traveling around Cuba.

Cubans with a special license can rent rooms in their homes to foreigners. You can recognize them from the street by the blue signs, legal Casas must post this sign on their front doors. The signs will read: 'Arrendador Divisa.

What does a casa cost per night?

Average prices of casas particulares in CUC (convertible pesos) per room lodging only depends on the location, amenities, season and popularity of the casa. You can count on a rate between 20 and 35 cuc per room per night. Breakfast should be around 3 or 4 CUC pp and dinner 10 cuc max.

Remember, its all about value, the better the casa the more you will pay of course. Could be the casa has a shared bathroom with others, or a private bathroom. Just 1 room or a whole private apartment with living room and kitchen. A better area of the city or a very nice view ... All depends ...


How do I make a reservation for a casa?

Cuba Casa Particular Directory App for Android and iPhoneSince the last year casa particular booking websites are rising on the internet as mushrooms ...
Remember and be aware that a lot of these websites are simply copy and pasting other settled and trustworthy websites with experience for years. These booking websites have just one thing in mind, which is; your money. They get a commission of $5 per night and YOU pay this commission.
Cuba-Junky does not want and get commission from any Cuban, we want the Cuban casa owners and you to be happy. Cubans have a hard life enough.


Be your own boss and "Go with the flow"
Our advice is, make a reservation for the first night and once in Cuba go with the flow email a casa directly from our Casa Particular Directory app for Android or iPhone. Download the app, which is packed with casa addresses, email addresses of casas and more, on your phone and off you go, easy does it. We work on a daily basis on this app to add more casas and information. We update the app frequently at no extra costs.
Casa Particular Directory App


By phone
Not all casas have email in this case you can contact them by phone. Don't worry you don't speak Spanish, casa owners are used to talk to people all over the world, you'll manage :)


One more thing

... about reservations in general ...
Casa owners really want to have their rooms full everyday if possible of course. It sometimes happen when you enter the casa you reserved, it seems occupied by other people who showed up earlier that day or wanted to stay some extra nights ....
I agree, it is not a proffesional way to do business but please do not blame the casa owner, but understand such things happen because:
1. The casa owner have to pay a huge monthly tax to rent out rooms, some 300 cuc per month, they have to pay this tax even if they have guests or not!
2. Many tourists make a reservation but do not show up when they did not pay in advance

When such a thing happens the casa owner will ALWAYS have an alternative for you which has at least the same conditions you are looking for and sometimes even better. Don't worry you will get a great place to stay.
Be smart and call 2 days before or the same day early in the morning to confirm your stay.


ok fine, where do I find these casas particulares?

All around Cuba there where the tourist goes ...
The Cuban government keep you on the touristical path because in real small towns Cubans won't get a lisencee to start one ... yet

Check them out below:

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Casas in Havana      
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Casas in Matanzas city Casas in Varadero Casas in Cardenas Casas in Playa Larga
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Casas in Pinar del Rio province Casas in Vinales Casas in Bahia Honda Casas in Candelaria
Casas in Soroa Casas in Puerto Esperanza Casas in Santa Lucia Casas in La Palma
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Casas in Cienfuegos      
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Casas in Sancti Spiritus city Casas in Trinidad Casas in La Boca  
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Casas in Santa Clara Casas in Remedios    
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Casas in Camaguey Casas in Florida Casas in Guaimaro Casas in Santa Lucia
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Casas in Puerto Padre Casas in Las Tunas city    
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Casas in Moron Casas in Ciego de Avila    
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Casas in Santiago de Cuba      
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Casas in Holguin city Casas in Holguin beach    
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Casas in Bayamo Casas in Manzanillo Casas in Marea del Portillo  
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Casas in Baracoa Casas in Guantanamo city    



Certivicate of excellence

What is this "Awesome Sauce" stuff?

- 3 times in a row = Awesome Sauce

The best casas ... a casa gets an "Awesome Sauce Certivicate of Excellence" when 3 people in a row send us a 5-star review.
When they get one review with less stars the casa will lose the Awesome Sauce certivicate until they get another 3 in a row - 5 star reviews ... still following me? ;)

Other recommended casas, casas with several good reviews or from which we think they are really good, are recognized by a red star

After one year no reviews at all, the casa looses all recommendadtions


Gay friendly casa particular

Cuba Junky Gay Freindly casas Cuba-Junky has gay friendly casas listed on the website. These casas are mostly owned by gays, male or female. It doesn't matter if you are gay or not, everybody is welcome in these casas. Since we have many requests for gay friendly casas we have given them a special rainbow sign.


Illegal casa particulares

In many cities in Cuba you also can stay in illegal casas, mostly these casas are much cheaper than the official registered casas. Remember that you can get kicked out in the middle of the night when they get a visit from official people who check the casas from time to time for their casa licensee. Besides this, the owner risks to lose his house, this is one of the fines in Cuba when having an illegal casa particular.


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