Havana is one of the most fascinating cities on the planet. It’s also the biggest in the entire Caribbean—both by area and population—so it’s a good idea to plan how to spend your time. Follow these suggestions to experience the best of Havana in one unforgettable day.
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When is the best time to visit?
From December to May, travelers can expect sunny skies and moderate temperatures at this island nation. Beware of hurricanes in August, September, and October.
Where to go in Cuba?
The most popular destination is Havana and the surrounding beaches, and while this is certainly a must see, travelers should do themselves a favor and also explore the rural region of Viñales. It’s a traditional yet welcoming region with plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation.
How many days do I need?
Visitors breeze through Havana in as little as 3 days, but cruising the whole country for as long as 3 weeks is definitely preferable.
Experience Cuba from a uniquely Cuban perspective. Visit the studio of a rising reggaeton star, learn how to dance the Mambo, and paddleboard the Zapata Peninsula. Meet artists and photographers and soak up the music scene. The perfect combination of nature and culture, this trip will take you to Havana, Cienfuegos and Trinidad.
Even with just a few days to spare, you can still take in all that Havana has to offer. Discover Cuba’s creative culture with entrepreneurs, artists, intellectuals, and chefs – the people who are creating Cuba’s future. You'll see the art , taste the flavors, hear the rhythm, and feel the soul of the thriving Cuban lifestyle.
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December is peak season, especially during Christmas week, as Canadians and Europeans flood in droves. But the weather is as perfect as any month of the year. And three of Cuba’s premier festivals occur, including an unforgettable religious procession and the equally memorable fireworks “battle” (or parranda) of Remedios. But expect higher prices, and plenty of other visitors crowding your pictures.
The dry season finally arrives in November, bringing heaps of sunshine and agreeable temperatures. Plus, this month Cuba hosts some of the most popular festivals of the year. The tourist floodgates begin to open also, but not so much than Cuba feels crowded, and expect higher hotel and other rates than in prior months.
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Truly a reliable travel agency and an amazing experience · Cuba - Oct 15 - Oct 19, 2019
I am very impressed with the service. I submitted my request less than a week before I decided to make a trip to Cuba. Karin responded quickly to my request and curated an itinerary for me. I’m grateful for the swift respond and the customised planned itinerary with accommodation included.
When I arrived Cuba, it took me a while to find my tour guide (Fernando). My feedback is that the signages could be bigger. But other than that, it was alright.
Throughout the trip, I had 2 tour guides... read more
A great introduction to Cuba · Cuba - Oct 9 - Oct 13, 2019
Carlos is a great and experienced guide. He was very candid and happy to answer any questions about Cuba, the political situation, and more. It was a refreshing and fascinating introduction to the country - our only regret was that our trip was too short.
5 Days in Cuba - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas · Cuba - May 15 - May 20, 2019
Karin was so easy to work with. Booking the trip could not have been easier.
The trip to Cuba was really seamless and eye opening. Everything went off without a hitch and was well paced. We loved all of our guides. Fernando was waiting for us at the airport in Havana and was with us both days in Havana. He was knowledge, fun and accommodating. His love for Cuba was evident.
He drove us to Trinidad where we stayed at the Casa de Mi y Osi. It was in a perfect location and we could not have... read more