Casa particular literally means “private home” in Spanish.
It is very similar to bed and breakfast or homestays, but Casas in Cuba will give you such deeper experiences staying with a local family, eating Cuban homemade food, learning about the nation’s culture and history from real people, and you may have a chance to smoke cigars or sip the rum with the host family. There are plenty of nation-run hotels in Cuba, often set in old colonial buildings and they are quite nice as well. But they simply can’t compare to the experience of staying in a Casa particular. The family is always there to help you to explore the neighborhood, but you’re given a lot of privacy as well. You can chat with them or be alone to relax.
Most of casa offer you high standard accommodations in a convenient location at an affordable price. And we pick up only Casas that we trust the hosts as we think that they will give you a good service.