Cheap Flights to Cuba
Cuba well known for its cigars and rum is a Caribbean island with white beaches, mountains and vintage cars. Its capital Havana is a colourful city that holds within the heart of Old Havana, well-preserved 16th century Spanish colonial architecture. Trinidad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a wonderful colonial city and popular tourist destination where walking tours are a pleasure as vehicles are not permitted in its centre. Its full of museums and with virtually every corner having an improvised band playing music.
Cuba has numerous airlines landing on its soil that include Air France, KLM, Air China and Air Canada with air charters provided by American Airlines.
There are no regular boats from foreign ports to Cuba but a few cruise liners do stop there.
Cheapest One-Way Flights To Havana Cuba
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José Martí International Airport, Cuba
Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport, Cuba
Weather In Cuba
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Climate in Cuba
Cuba has north-easterly trade winds blowing throughout the year that restrain its tropical climate. Generally the dry season is November to April with the rainy season occurring from May to October. January averages temperatures around 21°C while July experiences 27°C. Cuba’s hurricane season is from June to November with September and October being the worst; however tourism is less affected than other Caribbean countries.
From mid November to mid March plus July and August Cuba is filled with tourists, high prices but a wonderful lively atmosphere.
May to December is Cuba’s wet season with rainfalls being brief and normally followed by sunshine.
Getting Around Cuba
Hiring a rental vehicle is the best way to get around Cuba with companies such as Via Rent a Car, Rex Rent a Car or Car Rental Cuba where you can get a KIA Picanto starting from R688.
Buses in Cuba are known as guagua’s or omnibuses for long-distance travel. With many locals not being car owners buses are an everyday part of life for inner and city to city travel. For interprovincial routes there are 3 different service operators, Viazul and Conectando Cuba, for foreign passport holders and CUC paying Cubans while Astro, a national-peso service is set aside solely for Cubans. Viazul connects most of the mainland provincial capitals but also operates from smaller popular tourist destinations like Trinidad and Baracoa to the rest of the country but not to prominent beach resorts.
Taxis are common in Cuba with various makes of vehicles operating as taxis. Private taxis are privately owned vehicles, usually American classic cars that operate as taxis. There are also official metered tourist taxis, referred to as turistaxis.
Cuba Insider Information
- Theres a great variety of museums to visit covering art, history and science. Visiting the Museum of the Revolution affords an enlightening experience in the history and culture of Cuba. Additionally there’s the Arms Museum, the Literacy Museum, Museum of the City of Havana, the National Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of the Peoples Struggle and others.
- Stop off at Lenin Park and take walk through the Amphitheatre, the Aquarium and other attractions.
- View beautiful items of Sèvres porcelain, antique lamps and paintings at the Palace of Art and Antiques located in Miramar, minutes from central Havana.
- With seven key theatres visitors have choices of ballet, musicals, folklore or comedies to enjoy.
- A must is visiting the world famous Tropicana Nightclub for an evening of extravaganza under the stars.
- Relax at the beautiful waterfalls in Topes de Collantes.
- The Museum of the War Against the Bandits is located in a previous convent and close to the cathedral in the old colonial centre. The War Against the Bandits took place from 1961 to 1969 against US sponsored counter-revolutionaries.
- A walk through the old colonial centre is very pleasant with vendors selling handicrafts, being very laid back without any pressure on visitors. Don’t wear high heels as the cobble stones will ensure an unpleasant amble.
- Do a bit of horse riding with a local tour. Ride into the forest, walk a little further and find an amazing waterfall with a cave behind it that you can swim into.
- Spend time on a beach on the Ancón peninsula, just ten minutes by taxi from the city centre.
- Anyone intrigued by Che Guevara should visit the Che Guevara Museum. A large statue of him sits above his mausoleum overlooking the enormous square.
- The Monumento a la Toma del Tren Blindado, ten minutes east from the centre of the city, is the location of one of the most significant battles in Cuban history.