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Best Time to Visit Cuba

June 17, 2015

The best time to visit Cuba depends on your desires and your fears.
After all, human nature is driven by fears and desires.

Do you like hot wet weather and intense event buzz?
Or, do you want pleasant dry and cooler weather, but less explosive fun - all at lowers costs?

Tourist Season vs Off-season

Most tourists start arriving in December and the crowds will dissipate towards the end of March. But another big wave of visitors comes in July and in August.
Tourist season is therefore in the December-March and the July-August intervals.

Prices are reported to be the highest in the July-August interval, when a profusion of events occur: festivals, including the Latin American International Film Festival.

Find out more about events in Cuba, if you're in for the buzz.

Speaking of "buzz": it's pretty much less exciting from the events point-of-view outside season, besides the January 1st Liberation Day (which is the National Day of Cuba).

Havana can be considered an all-year-round destination, as it has plenty to offer whether you travel during high season or want to visit outside the crowds, when the prices are lowest.

The September-October period has the worst weather, but the prices are lowest.

The Best Time Weather-wise

The best time to visit Cuba weather-wise is naturally: outside the worst periods. (Note: "worse" doesn't mean it's a "no go time", just not the most enjoyable when compared to other periods).

There is a cold dry season and a hot wet season with a hurricane risk during the latter.

Although Cuba's weather is tropical, the winter months bring chilling cold temperatures that dip as low as 15°C or even lower during the winter, in January-February. So, if you're traveling during this period, you'll need more clothing than just a thin shirt.

The dry season is the busiest tourist season, but the coldest period to visit.

A good idea would be to travel during the transitional periods of November or March-April. It is reported that April and November have pleasant mild weather. No too hot, not too wet, not too cold.

September-October is the interval when most hurricanes occur. If I were you, I'd exclude that period.

Much more details about Cuba's climate should be taken into consideration when preparing your travels, because this country's climate is really quite complicated.

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