Cuba holidays

Essential Information

When To Go

Winter, Spring, Autumn
December – February

March, April
November

Getting There

562 £GBP

LCY → HAV

Stay There

87 £GBP

3-star hotel

Visas

Tourist Card required
Currency
Cuba, Peso
1.00 USD = 26.50 CUP
CURRENT WEATHER
Rain
+26°C
Airport Transport


Taxi: 14 £GBP (30 min)

Restaurants
Lunch ≈ 7 £GBP
Dinner (for two) ≈ 11 £GBP
Espresso ≈ 0.75 £GBP
Bottled water ≈ 0.45 £GBP
Health & Safety
Travel insurance required
Emergency numbers:
Ambulance: 104
Police: 106

Why Cuba

For a beach holiday with a twist, look no further than Cuba. With its pristine beaches, turquoise-coloured seas, a rich history and alluring culture, Cuba a one-of-a-kind destination and it is waiting to be discovered on Cuba holidays. You can be sure if didn’t know how to dance when you arrived you will be able to by the time you leave.  And because of Cuba’s history as a Socialist state with a Communist government the local food and drink is authentically Cuban – you won’t find international fast-food chains or brands here.

That political history has also deeply influenced Cuba's unique culture and makes it very different to other Caribbean islands, so, if you really want a getaway with a difference – the largest island in the Caribbean is calling for the unforgettable Cuba vacations.

When to go

The majority of Cuba’s landmass is to the south of the Tropic of Cancer, making the climate tropical but tempered by north-east trade winds. The Caribbean current also plays a role in shaping the climate as it brings warm water from the equator. Therefore Cuba is warmer than Hong Kong despite both islands being at about the same latitude. In Cuba the drier season is from November to April, while the rainier season is May to October, so consider this fact when planning your holidays to Cuba. The average January temperature is 21 degrees Celsius (69.8 Fahrenheit) and 27 degrees Celsius (80.6 Fahrenheit) in July.

Where to go/stay

Cayo Coco

Surrounded by 30 kilometres (18.6 miles) of beautiful white-sanded beaches and warm, shallow waters, linked to mainland Cuba via a 17 kilometre (10.5 mile) causeway, Cayo Coco. The island is home to a vast array of bird and marine life, while Caya Coco’s hotels give great views of Cuba’s most beautiful scenery.

Varadero

Well-known for its long stretches of white powdery sand and crystal-clear blue waters, Varadero is an established resort located on a narrow peninsula. One of the greatest attractions, offered for your holidays to Cuba, is the opportunity to swim with dolphins in the dolphinarium. Hotels in Varadero also have some of the most luxurious spas in Cuba to unwind in too.

Holguin

A stay at a hotel in the Playa Pesquero or Guardalavaca resorts in Holguin places you very near some beautiful coral reefs. If snorkeling and diving aren’t really your thing , then simply relax on the picturesque beach, or go to Holguin City for some urban and cultural adventures and enjoy your holidays in Cuba.

Things to do

Visit the Morro Fortress situated at the entrance of Havana’s harbour, then take a stroll through the Old City, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be sure to include The Plaza de Armas, the Plaza de la Catedral and the Museum of the City of Havana during your Cuba holidays. Or board a bus for a tour of modern Havana which takes in the University, the historic Revolution Square and the observation platform at the top of the Jose Marti monument.

It’s pretty much impossible to go anywhere in Cuba without coming across historic monuments and culture events. Start your exploring with a shot high-octane Cuban coffee and you’re ready to take in the sights of Holguin City, which has some of the most interesting sights in Cuba including city squares, galleries and museums, and monuments.