When's the best time to visit Cuba?
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. Hurricane and tropical storms are possible Aug - Nov.
For more detailed information visit our When To Go section.
What's the official language of Cuba?
What's the official currency in Cuba?
As of Jan 2021, the Cuban National Peso (CUP) is the only legal cash currency in Cuba. You can get only hold of these locally at Cadeca exchange houses, banks and some larger hotels. Bring Sterling to exchange into CUPs (bank notes should not be damaged in any way). Only change small amounts into CUPs and avoid having any left over at the end. ATMs are quite widely available and will apply additional charges to those of your own bank.
You’ll need a credit card to cover transactions in most shops, as well as hotel extras and car-rental extras such as petrol. Be sure to check with your bank that your cards are accepted in Cuba (cards issued by US banks are not accepted, for example).
What's the time difference between Cuba and UK?
GMT -5 hours.
What places combine well with Cuba?
Mexico’s Yucatán, with flights from Cancún to Havana, 1 hour 15mins.
What are the festivals and cultural events in Cuba?
Carnival: There are carnivals throughout the country on different dates. Havana’s carnival moves around date-wise year upon year, but is always accompanied by parades, music, drumming and dancing. Santiago’s carnival in July is probably the biggest and the best.
International Jazz Festival: Havana, Dec. Workshops and concerts. One of the world’s best.
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