With more than 4,000 km of coastline, Cuba offers a multitude of beautiful beaches with crystal clear waters, from Varadero to dream islands like Cayo Largo or Cayo Guillermo and Cayo Coco. But Cuba is also a country with a fascinating history, just like its cities, whose colonial heritage is really well preserved. The district of La Habana Vieja in Havana, the cities of Trinidad and Santiago de Cuba and the Vinales Valley are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites because of their countless architectural treasures. It is also the country of the Revolution led by world-famous historical figures such as Che Guevara or Fidel Castro... Beyond the postcard image, Cuba is actually more complex than it seems and to really get to know the crocodile island, the ideal is to stay as close as possible to the Cuban population by choosing to sleep in a "special casa" for example, while following the instructions of the tourist guide on Cuba which will be very useful to you

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When to go to Cuba?

The best time to go to Cuba is from March to June, it is the high season. However, from December to January, the weather in Cuba is already very good and prices rise with the end of the year celebrations. In July and August, temperatures remain hot and humid, it is the low season and prices are much more affordable than the rest of the year. It is also the summer holiday period for Cubans and most tourists. So there is a large crowd on the beaches of Cuba, in Santiago de Cuba and in Havana where the carnival takes place. In general, avoid leaving when the risk of hurricanes is highest, in October. The island is regularly hit by hurricanes and everyone still remembers Irma in 2017

How to go to Cuba? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

Many tour operators and incoming agencies offer stays in Cuba. They are mainly done by bus and in groups. Autotours allow you to travel all over the country in a fortnight for a good price-quality ratio. It is possible to make thematic stays combining seaside resorts and colonial cities with more cultural visits, and not only idleness.

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It is easy and safe to travel alone to Cuba, which is one of the safest destinations in Latin America, including for women travelling alone. However, it is advisable to be cautious in large cities such as Havana or Santiago where snatching may occur, but this is still rare. You can move around the country without any problems and organize your trips once in Cuba, no area is not inadvisable.

The best way to get around Cuba is by bus from the national Viazul company. Comfortable, they serve the country's main cities. However, due to the condition of some roads and stops, the trips can be very long, up to 4pm between Havana and Santiago de Cuba! To go to more remote areas, it is recommended to rent the services of a private driver in the city. Trains, which are very slow, should be avoided and domestic flights are not very safe.

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When to travel?

The best time to go to Cuba is from March to June, it is the high season. However, from December to January, the weat...
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Weather forecast

Cuba has a humid subtropical climate with 300 days of sunshine per year and an average temperature of 25°C, varying...
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Budget

Cuba is not a cheap destination, especially if you opt for all-inclusive hotels in seaside resorts. The most economic...
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Formalities

No visa is required to travel to Cuba, you need a valid passport and a tourist card. The latter is issued by Cuban co...
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Health

No specific vaccines are required in Cuba except for updating conventional vaccines (diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelit...
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How to travel by yourself?

It is easy and safe to travel alone to Cuba, which is one of the safest destinations in Latin America, including for...
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How to get organized?

Many tour operators and incoming agencies offer stays in Cuba. They are mainly done by bus and in groups. Autotours a...
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Getting around

The best way to get around Cuba is by bus from the national Viazul company. Comfortable, they serve the country's mai...
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