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Best Time To Visit Cuba – Know When To Plan Your Cuba Holiday!

Cuba is a beautiful island country situated in the Caribbean. Being home to a large number of white-sand beaches, coral reefs, water sports, colonial cities, exciting nightlife, best hotels to stay in Cuba and a pleasantly warm temperature, Cuba is one of the destinations to which you will lose your heart to. Though Cuba is a country that can be visited from the UK all year round, you must know the best time to visit Cuba to make your Cuba holiday a lot more beautiful.

Best time to visit Cuba from the UK

Like any other Caribbean island, Cuba also provides an all-round experience and the best time to visit Cuba is during the dry season as you might experience less rainfall which becomes easier for exploring.

When to visit Cuba? From November to April

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Average Cuba weather month-wise

Here is a sneak peek about Cuba weather month by month.

WeatherRainfall (mm)Daylight hoursSunshine hours
January 27°C50117
February 28°C50117
March 29°C40128
April 30°C60139
May 31°C110139
June 32°C200148
July 32°C140139
August 32°C150138
September 32°C1901210
October 30°C180129
November 28°C60117
December 27°C50117

Above is everything about Cuba weather, the amount of rainfall it receives, daylight and sunshine hours which would have helped you to almost understand ‘what is the best time to visit Cuba’.

Best time to visit Cuba – season-wise

To start off with, there is never a bad season to visit Cuba as such but only the best time to visit Cuba, to have the best of Cuba holidays. As Cuba experiences a tropical climate, like any other island, dry seasons are a good time to visit Cuba with long sunshine hours and more importantly, less rainfall.

As much as people love Cuba and it is such a worth-visiting destination, one must know when is the best time to visit Cuba. So, check out this Cuba weather guide and plan your Cuba holiday accordingly. If you are visiting between,

  • November and April – The best time to visit Cuba!
  • May and July – The decent time to visit Cuba!
  • August and October – The threatening time to visit Cuba!

November and April – The best time to visit Cuba!

Here comes the ideal time that every traveller chooses to visit Cuba. But why? Why should you visit Cuba during the dry season? Here is why – Though Cuba experiences balmy weather all year round, to escape the hurricanes and rains, you must choose the best time to visit Cuba which is between November and April. Pleasantly warm during the day and slightly cool during nights, are everything about visiting Cuba during the dry season, especially during December and January. Sometimes, the night temperature might even drop to 15˚C so it is always better to pack something warmer.

The best thing about visiting Cuba during the dry season is that you get to explore more conveniently and also have some beach-visits to Cuba’s stunning beaches such as Playa Ancon and Playa Los Pinos. Also, if you want to have the perfect laid back experience, then Varadero is the beach you should head to. This beach is a 20 kilometres beach with white sand that is lined beautifully with palm trees.

Cuba beach
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May and July – The decent time to visit Cuba!

What is all about visiting Cuba between May and July? – Here it goes. May is said to be the start of the wet season in Cuba. From rainfall measuring 60 mm in April to a sudden increase to 110 mm in May, you will experience some frequent showers and more as the days go by and reach the peak by the end of June. Not only you will see a change in rainfall but also a slight increase in temperatures, especially in cities like Havana and Santiago.

As these months experience some heavy amount of rainfall which is nowhere close to the dry season, get everything packed to not get drenched in rain. This might not be a good time to visit Cuba but still a decent month to visit as there won’t be much longer showers. If you are okay to overcome those short rains, the after-temperature would be ideal for sightseeing or to take any hop-on-hop-off tours.

August and October – The threatening time to visit Cuba!

Here comes one of the threatening times to visit Cuba. All the months between August and October experience heavy amount of rainfall thus increasing the risk of hurricanes. There might be long rains or frequent pours which wouldn’t let you step out of your hotel at times. As Cuba stands as home to some of the best hotels, you will like that experience too. The reason that many people choose to visit Cuba during this time is them being desperate to visit and also not getting availability in the dry season. Take a chance only if you are ready to handle the rains and hurricanes.

Another good thing about choosing to visit during this time is that you get major deals on the tour tickets, hotel reservations and even flight tickets. Also, you don’t have to worry about being in a crowded place. So, if you are a looking for a private and quieter getaway where not many travellers visit, choose Cuba during the hurricane season.

Festivals majorly celebrated

  • International Book Fair – February
  • Celebration of Classic Cars – March
  • Habanos Festival – February
  • Havana Carnival – July and August
  • Labour Day event – May
  • Havana’s Jazz Festival – December
Havana, Cuba
Photo by Alex Meier on Unsplash

Yup. That’s when you should head out to Cuba to explore this country at its very best. With plenty of blue skies all over, warm temperature, exciting festivals, stunning beach experience, best hotels to stay in Cuba and colourful buildings, this country is a must-visit place for every traveller from the UK. So, what are you waiting for? Check out the Pickyourtrail website and have a look at the cool packages that we have. With your inputs and choices, you can customize the package. Feel free to do let us know via WhatsApp in case if you have any queries.

Happy travelling!

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