When's the best time to visit Cuba's Caribbean beaches?
The high season for visitors is Dec - Apr when the weather is usually sunny, mostly dry and not too humid, though there can be cool days. Hurricanes and tropical storms are possible Aug - Nov. The sea is calmer in winter on the south and west coasts (Nov - Apr) and in summer on the north coast (May - Sep).
For more detailed information visit our When To Go section.
What's the official language on Cuba's Caribbean coast?
How do I get local currency on Cuba's Caribbean coast?
For the latest currency info, please see our FAQs page for Cuba.
What's the time difference between Cuba's Caribbean coast and UK?
GMT -5 hours; usually there is daylight saving in the summer but it is a moveable feast.
What places combine well with Cuba's Caribbean coast?
From the northern Cayes: Sancti Spíritus (89 km) small, unspoilt colonial town; Cienfuegos (177 km) the Pearl of the South; Trinidad, Cuba’s best preserved colonial city, (198 km).
How do I get to Cuba's Caribbean coast?
A journey by road from Havana (375 km) takes up to 6 hours, by air to Santa Maria is 1 hour, by air to Holguin (for Guardalavaca) is 1.5 hours.
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