When's the best time to visit Havana?
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.
What's the official language in Havana?
How do I get local currency in Havana?
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 Havana and UK?
GMT -5 hours; usually there is daylight saving in the summer but it is a moveable feast.
What places combine well with Havana?
Anywhere in Cuba, transport links are improving all the time, there are tourist bus services and internal flights as well as car hire; Mexico’s Yucatán, with flights from Cancún to Havana, 1 hour 15mins.
How do I get to Havana?
9 hours 45mins on a direct flight.
What are the festivals, sport and cultural events in Havana?
Carnival: Havana’s carnival moves around date-wise ear upon year, but is always accompanied by parades, music, drumming and dancing.
International Jazz Festival: Havana, Dec. Workshops and concerts. One of the world’s best.
There are many other cultural festivals in Havana most months throughout the year: dance, ballet, theatre, cinema, fishing and sailing.
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