Best time for vacation in cuba

It is important for every traveler to know about the best time to visit a destination. The first question that comes into mind for an individual before starting a trip is the right time of visiting the country especially if this country is Cuba. This article would give you the relevant information regarding the best time to go on a vacation in Cuba and make your trip enjoyable.

Cuba is definitely a popular place for tourism. This Island nation is well-known for many reasons such as dark sand beaches, picturesque spots, historical significance and more. In addition, some other factors also bring tourist to this place to have wonderful vacation.

Cuba is a country that has something for everyone, from diving in a reef filled with tropical fish to scuba-diving the pristine waters on the deserted beaches of Cayo Largo. For those who want to discover interesting sites in Havana, they can choose Viñales Valley, declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1993. One of my favorite words is diversity and Cuba has it by the bucket load, which makes this a great spot for holidaymakers with something different to do or try each day..

Cuba is a beautiful country with a rich history and culture. It’s also an island that has been isolated from the rest of the world for decades, so it’s not surprising that people are curious about when’s the best time to visit Cuba.

The answer depends on what you’re looking for in your vacation: Do you want to be there when things are quiet, or do you want to experience Cuba at its most energetic? Do you want to see all the major sights, or do you just want to hang out on the beach?

In general, Cuba is pretty hot year-round—but it can get especially hot in July and August (the hottest months), so if all-day sun isn’t your thing, those months may not be ideal for you. If you’re more interested in seeing Havana and other major cities than soaking up rays on the beach, consider visiting between October and March; these months tend to be cooler with less humidity than other parts of the year.

There’s no shortage of things to do in Cuba: Sightseeing tours take visitors through historic neighborhoods such as Old Havana; catamaran trips let them sail along coastlines dotted with palm trees and white beaches; horseback riding lets them explore rural areas where cars aren’t allowed; kay

The best time to visit Cuba is between December and April. The weather is usually warm or hot during this season and the beaches are relatively empty.

In the winter months, which are December through February, temperatures range from a low of 60 degrees F to a high of 82 degrees F. The rainy season begins in May and continues through September, with a peak in July and August when there can be heavy downpours.



November to April is the best time to visit Cuba, with March to mid-April the most pleasant months: warm and sunny without summer’s humidity or storms. Prices may be slightly lower in January-February, when night-time temperatures drop, but the rain stays away and the sun shines. July and August are popular with those who don’t mind navigating around stormy afternoons. Eastern Cuba experiences the highest heat, humidity and hurricane threat, so keep an eye on weather warnings. The south-east is generally hotter and stickier year-round. African, Caribbean and European cultures combine in Cuba, ensuring festivals happen throughout the year.


When is the hurricane season in Cuba?

The hurricane season in Cuba is June to November, with September and October when tropical storms really pick up. It’s unlikely that they’ll affect your trip, but consider travelling in the earlier or later part of the season to reduce your chance of bumping into one.


January in Cuba

Dry season is in full swing in Cuba in January – expect loads of sunshine and cloudless skies with only a chance of rain. Temperatures do drop (Havana averages at 21°C, thanks to cooler evenings) but you can still see highs of 26°C. Cooler climes are no bad thing for active adventurers exploring Cuba by bike or staying in casas particulares without air conditioning. January isn’t quite as busy as December, but it’s still a popular month.

January is great for a Cuba tour

February in Cuba

You won’t be short of things to do in Cuba in February. Great weather means plenty of visitors and therefore lots of choice of activities. Pair time lazing on the beach with cultural tours, trekking or cycling. Cool evening temperatures in Cuba are a refreshing cool-down from the average 25°C. Although mostly dry, rain can spritz the north and west. However, February is still one of the warmest months in Cuba.

March in Cuba

March is one of the busiest times for tourists in Cuba as the weather warms up beautifully and (in some years) the Easter school break begins. Book as far ahead as possible; tours will fill up fast. Salsa dance trips are popular in Cuba in March, as well as cultural tours that take in the Revolutionary Trail and casas particulares.

April in Cuba

April is thought by many to be the best time of year to go to Cuba. The air is warm (24°C-29°C), getting a bit hotter in the east, but still excellent for exploring. And unless Easter falls in April (one of the busiest weeks in the year), visitor numbers start to ease off in Cuba in April. Havana kicks back under some beautiful sunny days too. The rainy season in Cuba starts tentatively in late April as humidity slowly climbs.

May in Cuba

Cuba gets less and less busy from now until the end of the year as the rainy season begins in Cuba in May. The north-west, including Havana, freshens up under short, sharp downpours; May is a great time to explore popular spots like Vinales Valley minus the crowds. There are more persistent rains in the south-east, but that’s no problem if you like verdant scenery and don’t mind packing a raincoat.

June in Cuba

June is the start of rainy season, bringing heavier downpours, high humidity and occasional multi-day storms. Although rainy, there are some perks to travelling to Cuba in June – there’s still a good amount of sunshine, zero crowds and much cheaper prices. The adventurous few lean towards trekking, cycling or cultural tours. You’ll spend cooler mornings exploring and hot, rainy afternoons curled up with a mojito.


– Clarita Derwent, from our partner Cuban Adventures

July in Cuba

As well as being stormy, July can be hot across most of Cuba – particularly in the built-up cities of Santiago de Cuba and Havana. Adventurous families won’t be put off, though, and the prices and number of tourists rise during the school holiday period of July to August. Be sure to book in advance if travelling to Cuba in July. Salsa workshops and cycling are good picks, with sessions timed for the cooler parts of the day.

July and August are great for a family self drive road trip around Cuba

August in Cuba

August to October is probably the worst time to go to Cuba due to heavy afternoon rainfall. This is when Cuba is really hot and humid. That’s fine for many, especially if you’re cooling off on the coast, but it does limit what you can do as you need to factor in plenty of pauses for a snooze. Tailor made trips are brilliant at bending itineraries around the whims of the weather in Cuba in August.

September in Cuba

The weather in Cuba in September cools down a little. It’s still hot and sticky, but not as scorching as July and August. Heavy afternoon downpours soak the west, including Havana, in the afternoons. Cultural tours take advantage of this by exploring in the mornings and offering salsa or cooking classes after a siesta. Plus, people disappear as the clouds appear, so September is one of the quietest times to be in Cuba. Hurricanes are most likely to occur in September, especially along the coasts.

October in Cuba

Tailor made tours that can adjust the itinerary around the rainy weather are great if you’re travelling to Cuba in October. You’ll find fewer fellow visitors and those that are there tend to focus on special interests like bird watching, hiking and Havana’s museums and galleries. Some families also spend the school holiday in Cuba. A hurricane is unlikely to affect your trip, but it is worth noting that October is peak season for tropical storms.

November in Cuba

Visitors drift back to Cuba in November as the rains recede and dry, sunny weather and reasonable temperatures make a comeback. As the weather improves, so does the choice of trips. Will it be scuba diving, touring Havana, bird watching, trekking, cycling or a classic island circuit? Salsa holidays and small group tours are especially popular in November too.

November and December are great for learning how to salsa

December in Cuba

The brilliant weather in Cuba in December makes it the busiest time of year – expect sunshine with cooler temperatures. It’s great for sightseeing, but some days may be rather fresh for beach lovers. Christmas is fantastic because it’s the mildest time of year; there are lots of festivals and parties as Cubans get some rare days off. December also sees prices peaking.

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