Ramiros House

Cocos 216 between San Pablo y Auditor, Havana, Caribbean
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  • Couples76
  • Solo100
  • Business100

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Forum Posts

Any Casa Particular recommendations?

by GuateG

We are 2 easy going, well traveled photographers going for 4 days to Havana.
I am looking for some recommendations for home stays. Perhaps in Old Havana?
I have been searching Cuba Junky and cuba casas .net, but there are SO many options....
Any suggestions please? Any area of Havana really. Good food is a big plus.
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Re: Any Casa Particular recommendations?

by GrumpyDiver

I can't comment on Havana, as I have not been there yet, but I have been to Cuba three times..

What I can comment on is the food. You do not go to Cuba for the food. You have a centrally planned economy (communist governement) - gourmet meals simply do not happen there. There is a lack of anything other than the basics...

Re: Any Casa Particular recommendations?

by GuateG

GrumpyDiver, you must have eaten in hotels, and/or restaurants. I hear RAVES about home cooking in Cuba. I have been advised that it is simply sublime!

Re: Any Casa Particular recommendations?

by giampiero6

Did you know that cuba junky started out as an original VT member :)

Re: Any Casa Particular recommendations?

by RKyle

Please go to my home page and have a look at the casas listed there, I stay with these people every trip and will be there in Nov/Dec. for my ninth trip.
My best meals have been in the casas but Rodney's restuarant behind the Tropicana serves a great Uruguayian steak at a resonable price.

Re: Any Casa Particular recommendations?

by neverstoptravel

I've stayed at La Casa de Ana, very nice couple and enjoyed my stay. However, it's a bit far from old town.

I suggest you choose one on http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g147271-c2-Havana_Cuba-Hotels.html

Re: Any Casa Particular recommendations?

by irelin

You should definitively go to Casa Ines> http://casaines.com/

I stayed there and everything was excellent, besides, its at a great location.

Regards.

Re: Any Casa Particular recommendations?

by idram

Hola

I stay at Casa Particulars each and every time I am in Cuba (>20times)
Availability in Habana Vieja will depend on time of year. When are you going??

Centro or Vedado will have more options if busy time of year.
I can recommend a person to help you out on Havana if you email me as I think the email address will be not accepted here.

Some of the best meals I've had were in casa's in Cuba.
Cari at Casa Cari in Jaguey Grande is an outstanding cook. Meals are very affordable.

Places to eat in Habana are numerous...
Here are a few options

Casa Taberna Benny More, Barrio China, Cafe Sofia, Bar Monserate

Mardi

Travel Tips for Havana

Things to SEE & DO in Havana

by risse73

Here are things to SEE & DO in Havana:

1.) Walk around quaint La Habana Vieja (Old Havana)
2.) Shop around old Havana
3.) Stop by the trendy perfume store "Perfumeria Habana 1791" in old Havana
4.) Take pictures of the plazas in Habana Vieja
5.) Visit Hemingway's famous hang-out "La Bodeguita"
6.) See Havana's small Chinatown and eat there if you want. I will warn you in advance that the food is not that good.
7.) Visit El Capitolio
8.) Visit El Castillo del Morro
9.) Take a stroll along the Malecon
10.) Visit the University of Havana
11.) Visit the famous upscale neighborhood of Vedado (home of Cuban elites and preferred area for embassies)
12.) Eat at the many wonderful restaurants serving local cuisine
13.) Have fun at the Tropicana Club
14.) Visit the following plazas: Plaza de Armas, Plaza de la Revolucion and Plaza de San Francisco
15.) Visit the Catedral de San Cristobal
16.) Definitely take pictures of the fabulous old cars found all over Havana
17.) Have an ice cream at La Copelia
18.) Visit the colorful block "Callejón de Hamel," where artists & musicians showcase their talents. It also showcases vivid murals and honors the religion of Santeria. This wonderful area of Havana provides a seamless blend of art, religion and culture.
19.) Visit the fine rum factories and cigar manufacturers of Cuba
20.) Visit social service organizations and hospitals/clinics The sights and sounds of Havana were memorable!

$1 bills

by maryamy

You really must have plenty of $1 (US) bills with you every where, whether drinking a mojito in town or eating at a palladero. It pays for your drink, you can use it as a tip or pay off the men playing you a song if you feel that way inclined. Havana really is as dreamy as I had thought. Once you get past its crippling poverty, there is warmth and wonderfulness everywhere.

First, you must learn Spanish...

by Halexx

First, you must learn Spanish to realy be able to communicate with Cubans outside of the tourist field.

In Habana, you must take a drink in a bar with live musicians.

In Santa Maria Del Mare, rent a bike, and take a ride into the land. Dancing the night with Cubans girls willing to show me the steps in exchange of some beers, in an outside dance floor in Santa Maria Del Mar!

Granma Monument

by Luchonda

In a pavilion of cristal walls (1976) the famous boat "Granma" is exposed.The boat used in 1956 to start the revolution (82 rebels) coming from Mexico.
Next to the boat there is an exposition of many ancient vehicles and splinters of a B-52
shot down during the American say Kennedy invasion of the Pic-bay

Green Havana

by aramat

I was surprised to see so many little parks in Havana, but in a hot day (i.e. all the time) it was very pleasant to sit in the shadow for a while. My favourite park is on Plaza de Armas, it's so pretty.

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