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Welcome to our holiday apartment in Cuba!

Apartment

Our Casa Playita Habana is a so-called casa particular on the ground floor…

Location

Our Casa Playita Habana is centrally located in the village Playa Baracoa…

Shopping

You can buy meat, fruits and vegetables in stalls along the streets…

Rates & Calendar

Is the apartment to your travel dates still available? How much does it cost?

Photos of the apartment:

Photos from Playa Baracoa, where the apartment is located:

Photos and Impressions capital Habana and the island of Cuba:

The apartment: Amenities & Service

Our Casa Playita Habana is a so-called casa particular. The apartment is on the ground floor of a two-story building which is located directly at the water front. It is simple and clean.

  • 2 bedrooms each with a double bed (width 150 cm) and air conditioning
  • living room with dining table, television
  • bathroom
  • hot water shower
  • equipped kitchen with fridge and cooking utensils
  • veranda
  • shaded terrace, outside washing facility and garden
  • 110 and 220 volt

You need to self-cater. We will clean the apartment weekly aswell as change the towels and bedclothes. The final cleaning is also done by us and is included.

What you need to expect (adventure Cuba)

As our apartment is not a five-star hotel we do not have an emergency power generator or big water tanks. So when there is a blackout or a water shortage, relax and feel like a Cuban among Cubans. Make the most out of it: Have a seat on the veranda and chat with the neighbors.

You need to self-cater. This is in Cuba not so easy because there are not many supermarkets like in the US or Europe. Also the variety is limited. Therefore you need to plan your trip ahead. But with a bit of organizational talent and foresight you will manage. You can find some shopping possibilities under “Playa Baracoa (Habana) and surrounding area”. Apart from that we recommend to read carefully the advice in the travel guides before leaving home. Particularly make sure to bring your personal toiletries and sunscreen.

If you are missing anything in the apartment or something does not work properly, please let us know. We will try to fix it as soon as it is possible in Cuba.

 

Location in the village

Our Casa Playita Habana is centrally located in the village Playa Baracoa. Here you will live like a Cuban among Cubans. From the veranda – only separated by the main street – you will see the ocean. It only takes 5 minutes by foot to reach the local beach or the sea swimming pool. Close to the beach are some bars and restaurants. There is a bakery down the street and you can buy meat, fruits and vegetables at stalls along the road.

Playa Baracoa (Havana) and surrounding area

Playa Baracoa is a small village located on the westly outskirts of La Habana (Havana) by the Carretera Panamericana. There is another village with the same name but it is located in the far east of Cuba. So be careful when looking for information.

In former times rich Cuban families came to Playa Baracoa to escape the heat of Havana and pass the summer by the beach. Still today Playa Baracoa is popular with summer guests. By car it takes about 30 minutes to the historical center of Havana, 10 minutes to the district town Bauta and only 5 minutes to the next village Santa Fe. Also the new free port of Mariel is only 25 minutes away. The renowned Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina (ELAM) is in walking distance. Playa Baracoa even has a (very) small airport.

Shopping possibilities

You can buy meat, fruits and vegetables in stalls along the streets, In Sanat Fe there is a bakery (panadería) and a vegetable market (agromercado). Further away and reached best by car or motorcycle are

  • Marina Hemingway, calle 248 y 5ta. avenida, Santa Fe, Havana:
    The marina was originally build to accommodate tourists yachts from all over the world. Today it is run down but there are some small shops, a pharmacy, restaurants and bars.
  • Centro Comercial Placo, calle 188 e/5ta. avenida y 1era, Flores, Playa, Havana:
    For Cuban standards this is a bigger supermarket with a meat counter. Next door are some smaller shops.
  • Centro Comercial Comodoro, 3era avenida y calle 84, Miramar, Havana:
    This shopping center is located next to the Hotel Comodoro where you can also eat and drink something.
  • Supermercado de 70, 3era avenida y calle 70, Miramar, Havana:
    Bigger supermarket close to Comodoro

Rates

All prices include electricity, weekly cleaning, weekly change of towels and bedclothes, final cleaning and tax.

1 – 2 persons €/CUC 30,00 per day

3 – 4 persons €/CUC 60,00 per day

We have the same rates all year around, also during high season. If you like to stay longer than one month or a few months, we can make a special price.

You will have to pay cash in Euro or CUC when getting there. The security deposit is €/CUC 100,00. We are sorry that we can not except US $.

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About us

We are a german-cuban patchwork family. We – Rogelio and Claudia – met in 2007 in Havana and fell in love. Since 2010 we are married. Rogelio travels back and forth between Kiel in Germany and Havana. Because she has to work in Germany, Claudia can not travel to Cuba so often. On site Rogelio and his family take care of our vacation apartment. Our Casa Playita Habana is registered as a casa particular. We pay our taxes.