Cuba Travel Guide

It’s time to scratch below the surface of Cuba where salsa dancing, vintage cars, rum and cigars and sun-kissed beaches capture the attention of travellers from around the world. In a country where you should expect the unexpected, Cuba will leave you pleasantly surprised by its cultural experiences on offer, and despite the increase in visitors annually, it still retains its charismatic charm. 

The Highlights

The Basics

When to Visit

when to visit
  1. Peak Season

    November to March; July to August

    Typically, the peak season runs from November through March, and again for a second peak from July to August and you can expect dry, sunny days and plenty of blue skies. Of course, if the crowds bother you, skip these months. If you’re bound by the months that you can travel, and you’re only able to visit Cuba in the peak season it is best to book your accommodation in advance. As for Christmas, if you find yourself in Cuba over this time don’t expect big festive celebrations, as this is quite a low-key affair and the emphasis is on intimate family celebrations instead. As for New Year’s Eve, this is much more eventful and is also the eve for the anniversary of the Revolution. 

  2. Low Season

    May to June; September

    While Cuba is the epitome of ‘paradise’, the downside is the risk of hurricanes that might occur through June and sometimes later in the year along with heavy downpours. Some resorts will offer reduced rates, and others will close completely. The hurricane season runs from June to November, with the most troublesome months being September to October. That being said, compared to the other Caribbean islands, Cuba experiences far fewer hurricanes, but the risk should always be kept in mind when planning your travels if this concerns you. 

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