Best time to travel
When is the best time to travel to Cuba?
When considering the best time to travel to Cuba, there are a few things to keep in mind.
- Busy Season (May through August) This is the time of year that the weather in Cuba is hot and humid. If you’re thinking of taking your Cuba vacation during the kids’ summer break remember that everyone else is thinking the same thing! Summer break hits at this time for America, Europe, and Canada.
- Hurricane Season (End of August to First of November) You don’t want to hear it, but it’s true. Hurricanes hit Cuba like any other Caribbean Island so it’s a bit risky to travel during this time of year. Officially, the hurricane season is June through November, but September and October are the most active months. As luck would have it, it’s also the cheapest time of year to travel to Cuba, so many people watch the weather reports and book last-minute deals!
- Dry, Cool Season (November through April) If 77-82 degrees F (25-27 C) is what you are looking for with the best chance of not raining, this is the season for you. However, for many, this time of year is back to school, back to work, back to life — so it’s hard to take time off. But if you can, this is the best season to travel to Cuba. Worth it!
What to prepare
What to pack for your Cuba adventure vacation.
While our Cuba tour is primarily walking, we also offer aquatic activities along the way.
- Walking attire. The majority of our days will be spent walking, so make sure you bring the appropriate attire. A good pair of walking shoes and clothes that will leave you cool in the Cuban sun will be your best bet.
- Dinner attire. Cuba restaurants are wonderfully casual and laid back. Shorts or a simple skirt and a t-shirt will work just fine. If you’re comfortable and having a good time, you’re wearing the right choice of clothing.
- Beach attire. You’re going to want to have your favorite swimming suit or trunks with you when we hit the sunny beaches. In the sometimes humid climate of Cuba, clothing takes longer to dry, so it’s nice to have a spare suit to put on in the morning.
Travel tips for visiting Cuba
After the long wait to be able to experience Cuba, we’re sure you’ll have a few questions. There are still a fair amount of restrictions for visitors to the country, so make sure you know the facts before heading out.
- Cuban Cigars and Rum. We’re sure you’ll want to snag some cigars for yourself, especially after our visit to the Francisco Donation Cigar Factory. There are a few things to keep in mind, though. US Citizens can spend $400 on personal items while in Cuba. Of that $400, only $100 can be spent on tobacco and alcohol for personal use.
- Leave the phone at home. While there is a fair amount of cell phone use, there are no US cell towers in Cuba. The internet usage is pretty minimal, as well. We suggest taking the opportunity to completely unplug for this destination and fully take in the Cuba experience.