How can I recognize a legal casa particular?
Legal casas particulares in Cuba can be recognized by a white sign with a blue symbol on the front of the house.
This symbol is a blue H that has been rotated 90 degrees. The top bar of the symbol is larger than the bottom. The symbol should look like a house with a roof but it looks more like an anchor.
The text “Arrendador Divisa” may appear at the bottom of the board. That means that you can rent a casa here that you can pay with the CUC. The coin that used to be called the tourist currency.
This symbol also indicates that the casa is registered by the government.
There are also casas with the same symbol but in red. Here you can pay with the CUP de peso Cubana. These casas are only for the Cubans themselves. Or foreigners who are in possession of a residencia permanent.