I have made 8 visits to Cuba in the last 4 years... Havana is a very beautiful city..with the most amazing architecture...the people are very, very friendly..and there are so many good looking, sexy men there.. some of whom are very friendly indeed...and very anxious to make foreign friends...there are many very good and comfortable hotels in Havana .. and other places in Cuba... but it is forbidden for Cubans to stay in these hotels... so Cuban guys cannot even visit a hotel bedroom..but it is much more interesting to stay in a private home...and there are many, many beautiful houses in which one can rent a bedroom...usually with a bathroom en suite..and they are SUCH good value for the money..usually about $30 a night and $5 for breakfast..many of the owners are very gay friendly.. and not at all judgemental.. they are very happy for guests to be entertained.. and I know two very friendly gay guys who rent rooms..and who are also happy to make introductions..
there is no organised gay scene.. there is, however a beach which is about 12 miles outside of Havana..there are always some very,very sexy guys on this beach who are more than happy to go 'swimming'' with any gay foreign visitors who find their way to this beach.. and take a ride back into Havana with them!! I met Rainier, (the guy in the pics above) 4 yrs ago.. he has become a very good friend of mine..He uses his motor bike as a taxi, as do many Cuban guys..I also met Edisbel(previous post) on this beach in july'05.. he was visiting with two other very good looking friends from Santiago de Cuba.. I spent some time with him in Havana and later went to stay with him in Santiago..Cuban guys are so fun loving and lively.. they really are great company, great fun.. and considering they have very difficult lives they are so cheerful and happy..!!
The private houses in which one can rent a room have a bathroom ensuite! The other pic was taken on the gay beach... 3 young Cuban gay guys sharing a beach umbrella..since there is not much of an organised gay scene in havana there are impromptu parties that start late on a saturday night.. you have to know the meeting place..there is one cafe on the corner of 23 and P streets, but A LOT can be acheived by eye contact on the street.. then let word of mouth takeover... once you have one contact other introductions are easy..!!!