Throughout the year, travelers visit Cuba to enjoy beautiful beaches, delicious food and local culture. But the best month to go will vary depending on your budget, schedule and personal travel preferences.
The dry season in Cuba runs from November through April. The wet season is from May to October, and there is a dry spell in August. June through October is hurricane season, with September and October having the highest chance of a hurricane hitting the country.
During the dry season months, particularly January and February, it is possible for cold fronts to sweep through. The wet season is warmer but more humid, with temperatures peaking in August.
The high season for tourists is from December through March. It is best to avoid visiting Cuba during the Christmas and Easter holidays, when the beaches become crowded, and prices for accommodation are high. Hotels often overbook during these periods, a potential headache for travelers, and it can be difficult finding available rooms and rental cars. But if you who enjoy the hustle and bustle of traveling during peak periods, these are great times to go.
Dry Weather, Fewer Crowds
If you want to enjoy the dry season without the large crowds, consider visiting Cuba in November, early December, late January, February and March. Though the dry season is usually sunny and temperate, keep in mind that there is a possibility of low temperatures during these times, particularly December through February.
If you're on a tight budget, consider visiting during the low season months of April (not including Easter) through October. Many hotels, tour operators and rental car agencies will be offering off-season discounts. To enjoy discounted prices, more moderate temperatures, and the least risk of hurricanes, considering visiting in late April and May.