Where Am I Staying in Cuba

cubaIn my previous research attempt to visit Cuba, I would have had to fly to some “gateway” country like Canada or Mexico and then fly discreetly to Cuba!

But now, traveling to Cuba from the US is getting to be very easy. There are currently a number of airlines that fly from all over the US to Havana.

If you are a frugal traveler like me (cheap), then the next thing you would need is a reasonably priced place to stay. But at my favorite hotel reservation site, there are currently only 29 properties listed for Cuba and 6 for Havana. The price would also run range from $1,372 to $4,788 for a 14 night stay. Clearly they have some catching up to do with the new rules.

At another reservation site the lowest priced property was a more reasonable $50 per night. But, in checking it on youtube, there was a video of the place. It looked like a storm had blown out a lot of windows which were replaced with plywood.

Airbnb to the rescue! For my 14 day stay, there were more than 300 places to stay. Success!