cubacabs | the beginning

CubaCabs is a small private group settled in Havana since 2005. We started in this industry as a basic services provider for tourists who visit the island. Tourists usually contact locals before the trip to manage booking all their needs in advance. This happens because visitors know they can get reasonable prices directly from locals. Local groups like us, present itself as an alternative to travel companies outside the country.

This group emerged from the friendship between a group of drivers which shuttled between the airport and casas particulares. They created a small private fleet and started offering different services like door to door rides inside Havana. The group started growing up, and the job opportunities became more frequent. However, at the beginning, the chances to contact visitors before their arrival were null.

our services

evolution

For many years the group worked in that way. Things changed a lot in 2015 when the group established a partnership with a young IT Team, and they together came up with a website. This new strategy helped the group to widely reach travelers all around the world and offer the option of booking in advance. Now, we don’t have to wait for tourists arrival anymore before offering our help. We use the IT knowledge of the new crew to promote our offers and make tourists to take advantage of them. With this option available, we can guarantee peace and confidence in advance. This work method was impossible to manage for CubaCabs founders in the beginning. The limited Internet access in Cuba and little experience in digital promotion techniques were a big barrier.

our team

CubaCabs Club is the name our group adopted after the new IT Team joint us. They were a cornerstone in the evolution of this ambitious project. The team is mostly comprised by young guys graduated from the main universities in Havana. They put all their knowledge to improve our working methods and grant a good experience for people visiting Cuba. Therefore, your queries will be processed by a very competent and knowledgeable team. As a result, a high-quality service is expected. Every single customer is seen as a new opportunity to demonstrate how hard we work to make this dream real.

“Thank you very much for reading this section and learn more details about us. We’ll do everything we can to ensure a pleasant visit to our country. We would also like to thank all of you that have tried CubaCabs and have provided us feedback, we would not have achieved the progress we have without your engagement. Get in touch and GO AHEAD”.

Travel well and safe, The CubaCabs Team!

guests reviews

Havana Classic Car Tour on Dec 20th 2017

We were driven around the city for two hours by a very friendly driver called Ernesto. We enjoyed the trip. It was a great opportunity for taking pictures of the most interesting sites of Havana. We would have loved to had more elements related to the history of some places but Ernesto was not very knowledgeable about it. However, the tour was very good in general. Ernesto took us to a friend who helped us at exchanging money (USD to CUC) for a very good rate. That favor was highly appreciated.

Philip Camrish / UK

Diving tour to Playa Giron

The diving was awesome. They also arranged transportation for me and my friends. It could have been even better if we had an English speaker driver, but we are satisfied.

Tom Hawson / Australia

Very quick response at booking casa particular

My AirBnB host cancelled my reservation in the last minute before my trip. A friend recommended this team and they were very helpful. They arranged accommodation for me in less than an hour. Than you very much Mark! I’ll also leave review for your team on Tripadvisor!

Tina Patterson / Canada

Shared taxi from Trinidad to Havana

The booking procedure was very easy. I reserved a seat in a collective cab. I did a prepayment via PayPal and that’s all. Freddie, the guy in charge got touch with me by phone to be sure the car arrived on time. Good experience in general, I highly recommended this group for booking colectivos.

Maria Hazz / USA

Shared taxi from Havana to Vinales

The colectivo took too long to pick me up, I arrived to Vinales too late for my plans. I got a discount for the transfer and a PayPal refund for the inconveniences. I don’t recommend colectivos if you have very limited time in the island.

Sigrid Cunningham / Australia

Propietaria de casa de renta

Yo soy propietaria de una casa de renta en la playa de Guanabo, en la Habana y desde que he comencé a trabajar con estos muchachos no he tenido ningún problema con reservas. Yo dejé de trabajar con AirBnB hace 10 meses porque dejaron de enviarme un pago, sin embargo este grupo es muy confiable y me hacen una parte del pago por adelantado. Es un placer estar asociada a ustedes. Buen trabajo.

Norys / Cuba

Havana Nightlife Tour

My dates were not available on AirBnB, so I came to this websites because Indi-Yis recommended it. I booked with Maigarita and Rosie, two lovely guides. I had a great time with them dancing and exploring some nightclubs in Vedado. Highly recommended!

Tom Sabino / USA

Havana Nightlife Tour

Highly recommended. The ladies are lovely and really good dancer. They took me to three bars in Old Havana, as per my previous request. Freddy was so quick at booking the tour. This team is very quick response, nothing to compare with my email interchange with other Cuban companies I have contacted so far.

Natasha Roman / Canada

Havana Classic Car Tour on Dec 20th 2017

We were driven around the city for two hours by a very friendly driver called Ernesto. We enjoyed the trip. It was a great opportunity for taking pictures of the most interesting sites of Havana. We would have loved to had more elements related to the history of some places but Ernesto was not very knowledgeable about it. However, the tour was very good in general. Ernesto took us to a friend who helped us at exchanging money (USD to CUC) for a very good rate. That favor was highly appreciated.

Philip Camrish / UK

Diving tour to Playa Giron

The diving was awesome. They also arranged transportation for me and my friends. It could have been even better if we had an English speaker driver, but we are satisfied.

Tom Hawson / Australia

Very quick response at booking casa particular

My AirBnB host cancelled my reservation in the last minute before my trip. A friend recommended this team and they were very helpful. They arranged accommodation for me in less than an hour. Than you very much Mark! I’ll also leave review for your team on Tripadvisor!

Tina Patterson / Canada

Shared taxi from Trinidad to Havana

The booking procedure was very easy. I reserved a seat in a collective cab. I did a prepayment via PayPal and that’s all. Freddie, the guy in charge got touch with me by phone to be sure the car arrived on time. Good experience in general, I highly recommended this group for booking colectivos.

Maria Hazz / USA

Shared taxi from Havana to Vinales

The colectivo took too long to pick me up, I arrived to Vinales too late for my plans. I got a discount for the transfer and a PayPal refund for the inconveniences. I don’t recommend colectivos if you have very limited time in the island.

Sigrid Cunningham / Australia

Propietaria de casa de renta

Yo soy propietaria de una casa de renta en la playa de Guanabo, en la Habana y desde que he comencé a trabajar con estos muchachos no he tenido ningún problema con reservas. Yo dejé de trabajar con AirBnB hace 10 meses porque dejaron de enviarme un pago, sin embargo este grupo es muy confiable y me hacen una parte del pago por adelantado. Es un placer estar asociada a ustedes. Buen trabajo.

Norys / Cuba

Havana Nightlife Tour

My dates were not available on AirBnB, so I came to this websites because Indi-Yis recommended it. I booked with Maigarita and Rosie, two lovely guides. I had a great time with them dancing and exploring some nightclubs in Vedado. Highly recommended!

Tom Sabino / USA

Havana Nightlife Tour

Highly recommended. The ladies are lovely and really good dancer. They took me to three bars in Old Havana, as per my previous request. Freddy was so quick at booking the tour. This team is very quick response, nothing to compare with my email interchange with other Cuban companies I have contacted so far.

Natasha Roman / Canada