We were referred to Mariano by Nicolas, our casa owner in Havana. Nicolas mentioned Mariano's love for cigar and rum and his warm hospitality. And true enough, we had a lovely time at Mariano's casa. He even taught us how to play dominoes and shared with us his rum! His friendliness and hospitality is truly and uniquely Cuban. His house with a huge old tree in the middle adds to the character of the casa.