|What is a Casa Particular in Cuba?|
At the end of the 90s, Cuba was under a deep economic crisis. This situation led the Cuban government to take measures aimed to improve the economic and social situation of the island. One of those measures was to give the opportunity to the Cuban people to create small and medium private businesses. This was when we first saw the creation of guesthouses, houses for rental, bed and breakfast and hostels. All of them are known as casas particulares in Cuba.
As mention above, casas particulares can refer to any kind of rental/property that is offered by a private Cuban family business to foreigners that are visiting Cuba. It can be a home-stay, a guesthouse, a B&B, a hostel, or it can as well refer to self contained apartments and entire villas with pools. casas particulares belong to families that prepare their homes or houses for accommodation rental services. Some rent only some rooms within the home, while others rent the house in its entirety.
What services are offered or not in this accommodations? What to expect from the properties?
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