All about Havana’s casa particulars

If you’re thinking of taking a holiday in Cuba, you may be considering staying in a casa particular in Havana. These private homes are a fantastic alternative for those who want a real Cuban experience and aren’t drawn to the idea of staying in a large international resort. However, as the casa particular in Havana is a very unique concept, many travellers naturally have questions about this type of lodging. So here’s your handy FAQ, telling you everything you need to know about this type of Havana accommodation.

Are Casa Particulares Located Across Cuba?

Although it is easy to find a casa particular in Havana, not all destinations in Cuba offer this type of accommodation. This is particularly true for locations dominated by big resorts, such as in Varadero.

 Do I Need to Book in Advance?

Although you do not need to book a casa particular in Havana before you set off, it is recommended you do so as Cuban immigration requires a local address where you can be contacted during your stay.

 Is There a Minimum Stay Requirement?

Caribbean Casas mandates a minimum stay of two nights at any of their casa particular in Havana. But upon prior authorization of the owner and if the accommodation is available, you may be able to stay for one night.

 What Documents Do I Need?

You will need a valid passport and visa to stay in a casa particular in Havana. This is for both the owner’s official registry, as well as for registration at the local immigration office. All documents will be returned.

 Are There Any Hidden Fees?

There are no additional fees for local registration, and use of advertised facilities and services should be covered by your agreed-upon rental fee. However, meal services, private chauffeur services, and guided tours can be booked before you arrive or on site.

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