We stand for responsible and sustainable tourism.. We believe that Cubans must benefit from the travellers who explore and enjoy their country. That's why we work closely together with local initiatives. For travellers this means that while you enjoy a truly unique experience in Cuba, you also support the local economy, and specifically your casa owners and guides. Your trip really has an impact!
We are proud members of the Travelife network. Travelife is a leading international management and certification program for travel organisations such as ours, who want their business to be sustainable. Travelife assist in managing and improving social and environmental aspects, so that they meet the sustainability criteria. We believe that successful business and corporate social responsibility closely relate to each other.
Direct impact with your trip
We believe in fostering cultural exchanges. By travelling with us you get unique opportunities for meaningful local connections with local people. This way your trip will be an enlightening experience for both you and the local people you are in contact with.
By staying in casas particulares, you directly support the casa owners and their family. Furthermore, when their casa grows busier, casa owners will employ different people to help with cooking and cleaning. Hence your stay has an impact on many different families.
Guides and drivers
We work with local guides and drivers – people who are passionate about their area and who are happy to share this with you. By going on excursions with us, not only do you get the real insider-information, but you also support the families of these guides and drivers.
WHY A CASA PARTICULAR
Casas particulares are a popular type of accommodation throughout Cuba. A casa particular is a kind of Cuban Bed & Breakfast, which means that you stay with a Cuban family - but of course with the privacy of a private room with air conditioning and access to your own bathroom and toilet. The rooms in these casas are very comfortable and affordable. An additional advantage is that it is the perfect way for you to get in touch with the locals, and that the locals benefit from your stay. We have a network of trusted casas particulares that we have chosen to work with and who meet our requirements. Many casas particulares are also a paladar: a living room restaurant. Casa owners can prepare the best Cuban food for you, making your local experience even more special!
Casas particulares come in all shapes and sizes, which partly depends on the specific destination. Some casas particulares are spacious and luxurious, with a beautiful roof terrace or patio and spacious bathrooms. In Trinidad, for example, there are beautiful colonial mansions, and Havana also has lovely and unique casas particulares. In other casas, in the countryside for example, the stay will be more modest. But all casas particulares we work with meet the requirements that we have set in terms of privacy and hygiene. And ultimately what counts is of course the homely atmosphere, the warmth and hospitality of the Cubans you stay with.