Cuba is one of the most popular destination in the world thanks to its famous beaches with crystal clear water, its culture and its history. If you are planning a trip to this spectacular Caribbean island you need to plan your stay in detail.
The climate of Cuba is warm and, thanks to its location near the tropic of Cancer, enjoys a tropical climate that ensures pleasant temperatures at any time of the year. You should know that Cuba is a very large island, from west to east, from Havana to Santiago de Cuba, it measures about 1250 km and this distance, although not very great affects the diversity of the island’s climate.
In the winter period, which includes the months from November to March, it is quite difficult to come across rains and thunderstorms. The temperatures in Cuba in winter vary from 25 to 28°C. In Varadero, for example, the average daytime temperature during the winter months is about 27°C, not very high but perfect to enjoy the beach taking advantage of the sun.
Remember that the temperature of the sea water is quite cold, on average around 18°C. During the winter season evenings are cold and you may need a sweater or a cotton sweater because of the winds coming from North America. In the high season period we recommend the beaches of Guardalavaca and Playa Pesquero in the province of Holguín where the climate is warmer than the rest of the country.
During the summer period, in the months from May to September, you can find a warm climate all over the island, sometimes even too much! In this season, especially during the middle months, temperatures in Cuba reach 38 degrees and rain is more frequent.
If you want to enjoy a touring holiday on the island you should know that winter is the ideal time for Cuba. During the day trips you will not suffer the heat and you can enjoy all the beauty of this country.
Cuba is not located near the equator and for this reason does not suffer from particularly rainy seasons. Due to the summer humidity the climate of Cuba is more rainy than the winter with generally short rains and often in the late afternoon.
You should pay attention to the period of hurricanes and cyclones, generally between August and October, which mainly affect the eastern part of Cuba.
If you wish to check the climatic conditions of the island, we recommend you visit the website of the Meteorological Institute of Cuba
After reading this useful information about the best season to enjoy a holiday in Cuba, we advise you to choose the type of trip that best suits you to visit this fantastic Caribbean island. Don’t forget to read all our travel tips for Cuba.