The best time to visit Cuba depends on your priorities: places visited, overall weather, availability, preferred activities, local seasonality, beach conditions.
- The high season for visitors to Cuba overall, including Havana, is Dec - Apr when the weather is usually sunny, mostly dry and not too humid, though there can be cool days. But that’s not to say you shouldn’t go in the summer, especially if you revel in the heat. Tropical storms may occur Aug - Nov.
- The best time to go to the Caribbean coast from a beach point of view - is Dec - Apr when the weather is usually sunny, mostly dry and not too humid, though there can be cool days. The sea is calmer in winter on the south and west coasts (Nov - Apr) and in summer on the north coast (May - Sep).
- Weather-wise Dec-Apr is also the best time to go to Viñales in the west - this is a fertile and fruitful area which benefits from refreshing rain in autumn – and to Trinidad and the Escambray mountains inland from the city. It can be very crowded at this time though, a period popular among Cubans and foreign visitors alike, so you need to boo early for the best choice of hotels.