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Private Villas in Cuba

At Mar 15, 2018

Private villas in Cuba: A walk through the city of Cienfuegos

Known as the Pearl of the South, the city of Cienfuegos is characterized by the characteristics of its bay and the importance of its port for the economic development of the country. The city is open to the Caribbean Sea by a narrow waterway that provides very safe access to the boats. In July 2005, the historic urban center of the city of Cienfuegos was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Unlike most of the colonial villas existing in Cuba during the 16th century, the city of Cienfuegos was officially founded by the French settlers in 1819, under the command of Don Luis de Cloudet. The village is practically not populated by slave labor from Africa, so the vast majority of the current Cienfuegos population is a descendant of Spaniards and Frenchmen. Those who are staying in the city of Cienfuegos, either in a hotel or in private villas in Cuba, are moved by the hospitality of their inhabitants, who are usually somewhat more serene than the citizens of other regions of the island, such as Santiago de Cuba.

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Although the architecture of the city is eclectic, as prevails in the rest of the country, there is a notable influence of the neoclassical style, especially in terms of the decorative elements of the buildings. The urban system is one of the best implemented in the island. The streets have a symmetrical layout, in the form of grids and the avenues are wide and straight as in few parts of the country. The promenades, parks and representative buildings, whether old or modern, respond coherently to the architectural ensemble of the city itself.

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Among its main tourist attractions is The Cemetery of the Queen, an imposing necropolis of neoclassical style that conserves its niches for burials, being the only structure in Cuba with these characteristics. Inside, the famous Sleeping Beauty statue is located, which has a similar sculpture in Genoa, Italy. The fortress of Our Lady of Los Angeles, strategically located at the entrance of the Jagua Bay, is also widely visited, receiving ships and boats arriving at the port of Cienfuegos.

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In the center of the city is located the José Martí park, next to which are located the most important architectural structures of the area of the historical center, such as the House of the founder, the town hall, the cathedral and the famous Terry Theatre, One of the best conceived and preserved Cuban buildings on the island, whose construction dates back to the nineteenth century.

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Those who visit the city are dazzled by the Palace of the valley, a building that is considered the most eclectic in Cuba and also enjoy the botanical garden of Cienfuegos, founded by Atkins and declared National Monument in the year 1989. It is the most complete and the best conceived of the country.

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The genius of Cuban music, Benny Moré was born in this province and loved her so much. He even dedicated several of his songs. The traditional Cuban music is another of the great attractions of the city, that pays homage to the barbarian of the rhythm with a bronze statue in the promenade of the Prado, where hundreds of tourists and visitors take photos every year. The rental houses in Cuba are usually very cozy, but in the case of Cienfuegos, they also have a visual and scenic harmony that is very attractive for visitors from all over the world. Stay in one of our private villas in Cuba and feel the original cuban flavor.

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Varadero house rental

At Feb 18, 2018

Varadero house rental, a quick look on its history

Enjoy our Varadero house rental and discover the island with our professional guides. In the year of 1540, during a survey journey under the command of Sebastian de Campos, the Hicacos peninsula was discovered by the Spanish monarchy. The land was inhabited by natives that were to be expelled and exterminated. Soon after, a salt mine that supplied the Spanish fleet was made, and was kept running until the year of 1961.

The caves in the area were used as refuge places for pirates, runaway slaves and native fugitives. They treasure the most important representations of cave paintings of the country. The Ambrosio cave, shelters the biggest graphic collection in all the Caribbean area.

During the Republican period, the American government saw in Varadero the perfect place to develop the tourist industry. The first houses were located near the area of 42nd and 43rd   streets; they date from the end of the XIX century, when some plots for housing were given to the high society. Around this same area, a few years later the first hotel in Varadero opened its doors. It was the Varadero Nautical Club. From the year of 1910 on, the hotel became host for all the people who came to participate in the row regattas. By that time, a great number of wealthy Cuban and American families had begun to settle. But it was not until the second half of the XX century that the constructive fever really began.

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Discover cuban´s history and stay in our wonderful casas particulares in Cuba

On 1959, after the triumph of the Cuban revolution, the tourist industry was nationalized. Then, right on the middle point of the peninsula the so called ¨8000 lockers Park¨ was built. During the next 20 years, Varadero became an important cultural center, specifically on the music environment. Several concerts, festivals and sport events were carried out. The international community could notice that something special was going on, and many people from all places began to arrive, eager to enjoy the beach, the warm weather and the flourishing cultural atmosphere.

During the eighties, the Varadero international Carnival was another great attraction for tourists both from out and inside the country. Ten years later, the Cuban government began to experience the biggest economic crisis on history, due to the collapse of socialism and former Soviet Union. Tourism became the first and most important economic issue for the country. Many hotels were built all along the island, but it was in Varadero where the main action took place. Cultural tourism began to decay and a new centralized, all inclusive concept emerged, giving place to the All included Resorts.

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Casas particulares in Varadero today

Nowadays, the Cuban government has given its approval to private enterprises, thus allowing the house rentals in Varadero. One of the advantages of this private initiative is precisely the renewal of cultural tourism in the peninsula. The visitors, who make of the house rental their choice, can enjoy a trip full of vivid experiences. They can get to know better the Cuban people, also get involve and participate on public and cultural events, visit crafmanship market places and still receive a personalized service. For this kind of tourism, the house rental is the ideal choice, more economic and fun. Enjoy our Varadero house rental and feel a unique experiencia on the island.

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Casas particulares in Cuba

At Feb 14, 2018

Meet the best casas particulares in Cuba

With its singular urban landscape that gathers more than five hundred years of history, its peculiar way of understanding insularity and considering its multicultural aspect which appears to have stopped in time, Cuba is as a whole, a wonderful destiny to visit and share with the family. Besides of its beautiful places ideals for rest and relaxation, the island also shelters many of the most representative samples of colonial, republican, Latin American and Caribbean architecture. It is noticeable how the Cuban culture has been enriched an influenced by the European, American, Asian, and African ways. As a matter of fact, casas particulares in cuba result very attractive for many visitors, in as much as it allows them to interact directly with Cuban people and receive a much more personalized service. Although a long list could be enumerated, these are five reasons why Cuba is a suitable place to travel.

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Architecture and Urbanism

Unlike other regions of the world, where the constructive fever and the run for heights became the fashionable tendency, for Cuba it was totally different. The most important and populated cities, including the capital, Havana, maintained intact many of their representative buildings. They show different styles, coming from the middle age up to the present time. Such as mudejar, neoclassical, art deco, rationalism, and modern architecture. The urban layout has characteristics from the colonial system, which begins with the port as the starting point, then followed by the central plazas surrounded by main points of commerce and finally the squared system that is commonly used all around the world.

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The music

Cuban music is well known worldwide for the richness of its style and the mixture between genres. Genres from African, European and New York cultures which had great impact on Cuban music. Then as the final product, there is a rhythmic mixture that traps the listener and invites the enjoyment of the senses.

Vintage culture and classic car collections. An outlook over the past century is an increasing and fashionable way of thinking nowadays. Therefore it results extremely attractive for visitors coming to Cuba, the way in which XX century cars are kept and preserved, and how they can also have access to different kind of collective objects. Such as republican publications, political campaign posters with almost one hundred year of antiquity. The country is, so as to say, a perfect setting for collectors. Aware of this, those working on the touristic area, make sure to give the visitors a wide range of these products as well as a warm service.

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Human capital

It is becoming very frequent that thousands of tourists show their preference for the Cuban home rental, as it gives them the opportunity to be in touched directly with the Cuban people and get to know better their culture, customs and way of thinking and understand life. Moreover, the guests can receive a personalized service, arrange their own excursions and also get to know and taste Cuban food, not prepared by a professional but coming from the hands of skilled people with a culinary tradition inherited from their past generations.

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The unknown Varadero, a place to discover

At Jul 28, 2017

Who doesn’t know Varadero? It is the main beach zone in the entire island, a place where almost any tourist wants to spend some days and enjoy its spectacular beaches. Varadero, which is the largest resort in Cuba, has 20km of sandy beaches and remind us that the real paradise should be a place like this. However, outside this area there are charming uncrowded attractions that worth to be visited. Rent a house in Cuba and discover incredible places that a tourist usually doesn’t visit.

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Cienfuegos: the eclectic Cuba you should visit during your villa rental in Cuba

At May 25, 2017

The name of the city refers to José Cienfuegos Jovellanos and not revolutionary Camilo Cienfuegos, as people usually think. It was originally called Villa Fernandina de Jagua, but José Cienfuegos granted the title of city to it, so the people decided that the name of the city should be Cienfuegos and therefore his surname became part of the history of the island. From LujoCuba we invite you to discover any corner of the island during your villa rental in Cuba.

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Rent a house in Cuba and dive into the waters of Varadero Beach

At Apr 19, 2017

Varadero Beach, known as Blue Beach in Cuba, is the first beach and sun destination in Cuba and one of the most important destinations in the Caribbean Sea. Furthermore, it is the second most important destination in the island, just after Havana, which is the most visited city in the country. Located in the Hicacos Peninsula, to the north of Matanza province, Varadero has 20 kilometers of sandy beaches. Saying Varadero beach is incredible and lovely falls short of describing its beauty. From LujoCuba we invite you to discover this magnificent beach if you decide to rent a house in Cuba.

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