Best time to visit Cuba

Beach​ Season in Cuba

The dry season is your best choice to enjoy the sun and the beach

Best time: November–April

Beach​ Season
Beach​ Season
Beach​ Season

The weather during the dry season is not too humid and rain is a very rare visitor. On the other hand, the temperatures are mild for Cuba and, generally, this is the most pleasant time to go for a swim. Playa Paraiso in Cayo Largo is considered one of the best beaches in the world.

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When is the best time to visit Cuba for beach lovers?

November through April is known as the dry season, and it's the best time for beach lovers to visit Cuba as the weather is less humid with a low frequency of rain. During this time, the temperature is mild, creating a perfect atmosphere for swimming in the beach waters. Show more

Where is Playa Paraiso, and why is it so famous?

Located on the remote island of Cayo Largo, Playa Paraiso is famous for being considered one of the world's best beaches. It's famous for having an expanse of clean white sand and crystal-clear blue waters that offer stunning views of the sunset. Visitors can participate in various beach activities, such as snorkeling, scuba diving, or windsurfing, or just sunbathe and relax. Show more

What are some unique beach activities to do in Cuba?

Cuba's beaches offer unique activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, and jet skiing that visitors can participate in to explore the island's marine life. Cuba also offers beach massages, yoga classes, or guests can play beach volleyball with the locals. There's plenty to do, including soaking up the sun in a relaxing atmosphere. Show more

What should I pack for a beach vacation in Cuba?

For visitors heading to Cuba's beaches, recommended is comfortable clothing, swimsuits, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, as well as a light jacket that can protect against cooler temperatures in the evening. It's good to bring waterproof cameras for those interested in snorkeling or scuba diving, a beach towel, sandals, and water shoes. It's also essential to pack personal hygiene items and medical supplies that are crucial to your health. Show more

Where can I find the best local seafood in Cuba?

When in Cuba, there are several great places to find some of the best local seafood, including the beach where seaside shacks sell fresh fish, lobster, and other seafood. Havana's Los Nardos is known for its amazing fresh seafood, while El Templete on the Malecon offers fantastic seafood with a stunning view of the bay. For cheaper seafood, visitors can try street vendors selling fresh seafood in local markets and street corners. Show more

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