Frequently Asked Questions ! (FAQ)
P0.- Why rent a private house in Cuba ?
P20.- How may I to find a Private House or appartment
in this Web Site ?
P1. Is it legal to rent a private house in Cuba? Is it possible to rent private house in Varadero ?
Yes you will need the address of the private house. When We know if the house has possibiliy to rent, We will send you via Email the confirmation, the complet address of the private house and the phone number of the house.
Yes, for all nacionalities you need a passport that must be valid more then 6 months after the day of your Cuban arrival.
No, you don't need properly a Visa, but You need a "Tourist Card" (Tarjeta de turista).
Generally, the inmigration oficial DON'T stamp the northamerican pasaport; in this case they must stamp another document separately, and you must keep it with you at all time that you will be in Cuba. Other option is to come to Cuba with the passport and your Certificate of Birthday. In the case (less probable) that your passport was stamped, (if You come back via Mexico) Its possible to use your Certificate or Birthday to get back to United States.
Upon entering the country, Cuban officials will often ask at which hotel you're staying. If you don't have a voucher, email or some sort of printout with the hotel name and address (or name/address of the private house), they will insist that you book a 3-night stay at a hotel of their choise (often moderate to expensive). The safest bet is to have your accommodations arranged prior to your arrival.
Yes, be sure to save twenty five Pesos Convertibles (CUC), as everyone departing Cuba must pay this departure tax.
The transportation options are : Taxis (State own) Can be cars, vagons or buses of different types (normal or luxuri, old car and others). You can do the reservation by phone and they will pick you up. They can be found in the hotels parking, or in the street. Cocotaxi (Stat own) Is a moto taxi, with capacity for 2 persons. Bicitaxi (private) Bycicle that is possible to transport 2 persons. Coches de caballos (with horses) (private), principally in Old Havana (Habana Vieja) or in interior provinces. Omnibus (State own) is the popular form for cuban people, is cheap, from 0.40 to 1 cuban peso, but the service is not very good. If comfort and timeliness don't matter, buses are extremely cheap, and a great way to travel the Cuban way. Taxis para cubanos (private), this autos are traveling on the principal avenue, the price must be 10 or 20 cuban pesos, it dependence of the distance. They are not authorizated for tourist transportation. To go to another provinces the most economical options are the buses of Via Azul or the special buses of the Terminal buses, or by train, the reservation is in the Train Terminal or by plane, the reservation is in Cubana de Aviación, Aerogaviota, or others.
The Rent a Car is a good option. In Cuba exists diferente agency to rent a car. (Micar, CubaCar, HabanaAutos, Rex,....)
There are four international airports in Cuba: Havana, Varadero, Holguin and Camaguey. There are also many smaller airports. Departing from Havana, regularly scheduled are flights to Santiago de Cuba, Holguin, Camaguey, Bayamo, Manzanillo, Guantanamo and Las Tunas.
Some Airlines flying to Cuba are: Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Aeropostal, Condor, Cubana de Aviacion, Iberia, AirEuropa, LTU, Ladeco, Mexicana, Taag and Viasa. Also, there are charter airlines operated by tour operators.
Absolutely yes. In fact, violent crime is almost unheard of in Cuba, making Cuba by far the safest of the Caribbean islands. However, with any large city or foreign country, the obvious stands: don't be flashy with cash or jewelry, and generally be aware of your surroundings.
No. Care should also be taken with mojitos and other mixed drinks, as the ice cubes are generally frozen tap water. Bottled water is plentiful and cheap.
Most Cubans speak some English, but most not fluently. Brush up on your conversational Spanish on the flight to Cuba (generally those working in tourism and hospitality, such as hotels and restaurants, speak very well English).
1) In the right part of the Principal Page we show the Best Houses (5 houses) that you should to have in consideration in your selection; this houses shown economical and luxury houses, in residencial reparto or in beach, with different quantity of rooms.
You must select THE PROVINCE that you desire to visit. It´s possible
a) Clicking on the option Houses in the superior area of the Principal Page
b) Clicking on the image of Cuba in the Antillas Map
c) Clicking on to find the private houses that you need easily
d) Clicking on the option Private Houses in bottom of the Principal Page.
In the special case of Havana City (Ciudad de la Habana) You must select later the Municipality (Municipio) where you want the house, and for some Municipalities is necesary to select the neigborhood (Reparto) desire. If You dont´t know Cuba, you will have the help posibility with maps and informatios for select the Municipalities and Neighborhoods.
In all the cases You will obtain the private houses list. You will see the photos of the houses that we have, we will show You the conditions and prices, and we will permit you the prereservation of the house or appartment that you like.
It´s is a facility that is only possible to uses when You you want to see the Places by Type. It´s can be alphabetically ordered and grouped by :
a) Type (for example all the Cinemas, all the Museums, all the Theaters,...) and inside of each Type alphabetically ordered by Zona. This order form is used for to joint all the places of the same Type.
b) Zona, where will be grouped by zona (for example all of Almendares-Playa, all of lBuenavista-Playa,....) and inside of each area ordered by Type.
In some cases the owner that rent more than one room and the bathroom is independently, they can rent the empty room to other persons. If it is a problem for You, you must said us for coordinate with the owner about that.
If you can't find the lodging that you need in our directory, fill the General Formular of Reservations or simply Contact Us sending the condition that You need in your lodging. We have contacts with similar lodging that will serve you.
Is possible to reserve in 3 different form :
1. Select the private house or appartment that you need, and select "To Reserve".
2. Clicking on Reservation and sending Us the House conditions that you need, rapidly we will send you Via E-Mail our propositions.
3. Clicking on Reservation Tour and sending Us the cities that you like to visit, writing or no the Private Houses that you like to rent, if you don't sent the houses we will send you Via E-Mail our propositions.
The confirmation will send You Via Email. Inmediately that We confirm your prereservation with the House owner, we will send You the Email with the confirmation including the address house.
The houses owners that rent in a legal form
her houses, must pay taxes monthly at the Cuban Goverment. The taxes are hight and they must pay independently if the house is rented or no.
No, You don't need to pay aditionaly for our reservation, moreover, when can give you special discount from 10 to 20% of the price for reservations of more than one month.
In the cases that You want (for a period of 7 days or superior) we can to meet You at the airport, however You must pay the taxi from airport to house reserved. In other case we will send You via email tha address of the house reserved and you must go alone to the house. The owner of the house will wait for you for show the house and explain to you all about the rent, and he will give you the keys of the house.
You should must pay directly to the house owner when you come to the house and confirm the conditions of the house reserved. The owner of the house is compromised with you with the days that you pay and no for more days.
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