Charlie and I traveled to Cuba for 6 days (including travel days).
We stayed two days in Havana, then overnight in Viñales, then back to Havana for 2 more days.
I arranged for our living accommodations through AirBnB months before we left. One advantage of using AirBnB is that I could pay in advance using American currency via credit cards which are not accepted in Cuba.
Our first casa particulare was a lovely old colonial house with private room and full bathroom located in the heart of “El Vedado” just a few steps from “John Lennon” Park. We stayed for 2 nights at the cost of $33.44 per night.
For an additional 5 CUC person ($5) we were served a beautiful breakfast featuring fresh fruit, fresh juice, eggs, coffee, bread, etc. On day two we opted for breakfast sandwiches that we took with us on our trip to Viñales . We also purchased bottled water from the casa both for convenience and to help them out.
Our host spoke great English and our hostess was very helpful arranging transportation within the city and to Viñales 111 miles away. She would also have made accommodations for us in Viñales if we needed it.
Although we had accommodations for later in the week in the old part of Havana we knew we could come back to Casa Marta if things didn’t work out and that she would help us out with transportation if we called her.
That was her offer to us when we left for Viñales in a taxi collectivo that held nine adults stuffed into an old station wagon for the price of 20 CUC each.
To be continued . . .
Have you met a helpful person recently?