An interesting mix of casas particulares and boutique hotels, this is one of the many possibilities that we can offer on your tailor made journey through Cuba.
Unique travels through Cuba exclusively on basis of beautiful casas particulares, or with a mix of homestays and hotels, for instance with a stay at a key / cayo at an all inclusive beach resort at the start or end of your holiday, or at a boutique beach hotel / homestay.
Together with you we see what the best available options are to realize your ideal travel program.
We work directly with our own private house families that have proven to be reliable house coordinators over the last years and that have been highly appreciated by our customers.
On a scale from 1 to 10, they recieve enthusiastic reviews from 7-10 for hospitality, ambiance, location, and not to forget for the highly appreciated home cooking cuisine. We offer only those private houses that we are sure of and that have received good reviews.
We work with professional families from Havana, Viñales, Soroa, Playa Larga (eg combined with private bird guiding tours), Playa Giron, Cienfuegos, Santa Clara & Remedios (near to the beach of Cayo las Brujas - Cayo Santa Maria), Trinidad, Moron (near to the beaches of Cayo Coco), Camaguey, Santiago, Baracoa, Mayari (near Cayo Saetia), Cardenas (near to Varadero) & Varadero. At the most visited locations the homestay families operate already several years as coordinators for us. They are your guarantee for high quality services, a nice welcome, ambiance and lovely home cooking within their network of Cuban families. When you travel by bus they pick you up at the bus station. When you come by rental car car you can either drive directly to their house, or they wait for you at an easy to find meeting point. By private taxi you are brought directly to the casa particular. A better welcome is not possible !
We can arrange homestays for you at different locations & ambiances. For Havana with a balcony and view over the Mexican gulf, bay and Old Havana, beautiful colonial mansions in Old Havana & Vedado quarter. For small travel parties we can arrange a homestay for 6 - 8 persons in one homestay with 3 - 4 rooms in Old Havana. We have homestays directly located at the Caribbean sea, or in a colonial style casa in the center of Cienfuegos, from lovely home cooking & the best flan (creme brûlée) of Trinidad with a view and terrace as part of your room, colonial homestays with lovely green patios at several quarters of Santiago, colonial and modern, all according to your taste & wishes. The rooms are always ensuite, meaning that your bathroom is accessed from within the bedroom, and has always airconditioning in the room.
If you have a recommended address of a casa particular from a guidebook, social media or website, we prefer to stay with our own casa network for reliability & quality reasons. These promoted homestays in guidebooks are always highly contacted, although booked and confirmed via internet or by phone by you, they probably place you somewhere else in their networks without informing you. Even within a day before arrival, earlier made commitments may be given up for old customers or for travelers who offer more cash or commit to stay more days. You thought to have booked a great looking house for instance via internet, but you stay at the neighbours place without any references that can be checked. This happens frequently in high season at the popular destinations.
For more information and/or designing your ideal tailor made travel, please Contact us.
Latinamerica Journeys Solution for high season at Cuba or last minute bookings:
In high season there is nowadays a great shortage in hotel & homestay accommodation on Cuba. What we can offer is that as soon as you commit to book with us, we can reserve already some boutique homestays - hotels on critical locations and/or apartments on tropical islands (cayos/keys) in advance, without knowing yet in all details your travel program & final quotation. The same we can do with the reservation of your rental car, book it in on the exact dates according to your flight schedule. We make sure in this way that some of your favourite locations are already reserved as first priority together with the car rental of your choice. Meanwhile we finalize the exact travel program as soon as possible, when you have determined the rest of your travel itinerary. In case you approach us and hotels turn out to be fully booked esp in high season, we always can fully guarantee a stay with a Cuban family in casas particulares / homestays. Some homestays in Old Havana can be easily compared to higher level 4 star boutique hotels for their ambiance and location.