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Bienvenido a Cuba!

Cuba is a Carribean Island nation with pristine white beaches and of course, tobacco fields. The country has a high production of tobacco, which contributes to producing high-quality country’s legendary cigars. Havana is the capital of Cuba that is lined with pleasing pastel-colored houses, along with vintage cars, and Spanish-colonial architecture.  

Salsa dance is a famous dance form of Cuba, which was originated in Eastern Cuba. When it comes to popular salsa music, it is said that it originated from New York, however, it is an amalgamation of Afro Cuban folk dances with Jazz. Most of the pubs, dance clubs, and cabarets shows play salsa music to attract more tourists. The country is all about neoclassical buildings, classic cars, amazing Salsa dance forms and music, and diverse cultures. 

Whether you are an art aficionado or a history buff, this country has all to meet with your expectations. For art aficionados, a wide and beautiful collection of Cuban art can be enjoyed through the display at the Museum of Fine Arts. As far as history buffs are concerned, they can be astonished over the artifacts that are housed at Museo de la Revolución. 

Finca Vigia, Ernest Hemingway's former home and now a museum, is a perfect place for literature lovers where they can read original books (first edition), scrape books, and short story manuscripts. Gun collection, photographs, furniture, and priceless art collection are some interesting facts that attract tourists. For all food-lovers and shoppers, Calle de La Habana (Cuba, Havana street) is an ideal place to taste the variety of traditional Havana cuisines and purchase the best souvenirs.  

The Highlights of Cuba Vacation are as follows:

  1. Havana 

  2. Old Havana 

  3. Varadero

  4. Trinidad

There is a lot more to explore during Cuba vacations, hence, it is recommended to contact the best Cuba travel agent who could shape your leisure vacation.

 

Colorful artsy walls with a dash of the historic element are what may fascinate travelers to visit Cuba at least once in a lifetime. This country is a diverse country full of surprises at allures and attracts tourists towards its magical side. 

Let’s find out the top things to do in Cuba in brief quickly to get a clear idea on the things that shouldn’t be skipped:

  1. El Malecón - for Cubans, this 5-mile-long boulevard is the heart and soul of the city. This place is best known as a meeting point, so those who want to catch up with friends or have an official meeting could consider it is a meeting point. It sits on the verge of Old Havana and treats Vedado as its vicinity. The best thing about visiting this place is that it is free to visit and has easy access to restaurants and shops. 

  2. Old Havana (Habana Vieja) - skipping Old Havana from Cuba vacation is tantamount to making a crime. Thanks to palatial and stylish centuries-old architecture, this place was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site. While strolling through the place, a lot of neoclassical and baroque architectural styles will be encountered. 

  3. Plaza Vieja - in the vicinity of Old Havana, Plaza Vieja is a beautiful place that is ideal for sightseeing. This cobblestone-lined plaza is one of the seven Consejos Populares of the municipality of Old Havana that stands out as architecturally diverse. The colonial mansions are sheer opulence of elegance that sits next to Baroque palaces and art buildings.  

  4. Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolución) - one of the best places to know about the history of the country. The symbolic museum is located in the Old Havana that showcases the life and times before the revolution. This museum is set in the former Presidential Palace which is now best known as the main source to provide post-revolutionary Cuban history. 

  5. Museum of Fine Arts (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana) - the Museum of Fine Arts exhibits a vast collection of Cuban artwork that is divided into two buildings. The Cuban Arts are displayed in the Palacio de Bellas Artes, whereas, another building is dedicated to Universal Arts that are showcased in the Palacio del Centro Asturiano (Palace of the Asturian Center).

Havana, Cuba is a place for travelers who seek for endless options for having a good time there. 

Cuba is a tropical destination that boasts serene beaches, sequential tobacco fields, classical cars, colorful buildings, and foot-tapping Salsa music and jazzy dance form. In spite of having a lot to do in this country, there are many travel destinations that one must visit when on Cuba vacation. Have a look at the list of top travel spots to visit in Cuba. 

  1. Havana: the capital city is known for its beautiful beaches, live salsa music, and neoclassical buildings.

  2. Old Havana: best known for Cathedral and ancient history of the city. 

  3. Varadero: a famous Cuban resort town on Hicacos Peninsula to enjoy leisure time on beaches, playing golf on the golf course, and strolling in the parks. 

  4. Trinidad: Cuban town popular for colonial architectures and plantations of Valle de Los Ingenios. 

  5. Cienfuegos: this travel spot is famous for Tomas Terry Theatre, and Playa Rancho Luna resorts.

  6. Santiago de Cuba: a famous Cuban city famous for Afro-Cuban festivals and music, revolutionary history and charming colonial buildings.

  7. Cayo Coco: a popular island famous for resorts, reef snorkeling, flamingos, and pristine white-sand beaches. 

  8. Santa Clara: a famous city is a home to Che Guevara's Monument and Mausoleum, Parque Vidal (a park), Carmen Church and Teatro La Caridad.

  9. Cayo Largo del Sur: best travel destination to spot turtles and other marine animals. 

  10. Plaza de la Revolución: an ideal spot to embrace the revolutionary history, colonial buildings, and Che Guevara's Monument. 

That’s not all! Apart from all these aforementioned places, Cuba offers many eye-catching spots that deserve a visit.  

Our holiday packages offer an estimation of the prices required to spend on the desired packages. These packages are not fixed and can change over time. So, let’s find out the best holiday packages for Cuba vacation while on the journey of exploring every corner of the Caribbean town. 

1-2 Days Cuba Vacation Packages - Havana, Old Havana, and Varadero

Destinations: Havana, Old Havana, and Varadero

Minimum Price: $327*

Maximum Price: $457* 

Vacation Duration: 1-2 Days

Activities on the Trip: Exploring the colonial buildings, churches, artwork, history, culture. In adventure activities, snorkeling, kayaking, diving, and swimming are the main activities to do in the city.

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Havana, and Varadero.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

3 Days Cuba Vacation Packages - Havana, Old Havana, Santa Clara

Destinations: Havana, Old Havana, Santa Clara.

Minimum Price: $470*

Maximum Price: $519* 

Vacation Duration: 3 Days 

Activities on the Trip: Sightseeing tours, culture and history, heritage, walking tours, vintage cars, dance and music, colonial buildings, baroque, neoclassical buildings, scuba-diving, swimming, kayaking, cruising, snorkeling, and many more. 

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Havana, and Santa Clara. 

Hotel Type: 4-5 star 

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

4 Days Cuba Vacation Packages -  Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Santa Clara

Destinations: Varadero, Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Santa Clara.

Minimum Price: $643*

Maximum Price: $809*

Vacation Duration: 4 Days 

Activities on the Trip: Snorkeling, Scuba diving, Surfing,Kayaking, Swimming, and several exciting activities. Apart from exploring the colonial buildings, neoclassical buildings, and riding the legendary cars.  

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Santiago de Cuba, and Santa Clara.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

5 Days Cuba Vacation Packages - Santiago de Cuba, Santa Clara, Trinidad, Havana

Destinations: Santiago de Cuba, Santa Clara, Trinidad, Havana, Old Havana.

Minimum Price: $903*

Maximum Price: $1,089*

Vacation Duration: 5 Days 

Activities on the Trip: Snorkeling, Scuba diving, Surfing,Kayaking, Swimming, and several exciting activities. Apart from exploring the colonial buildings, neoclassical buildings, and riding the legendary cars.  

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Santa Clara, Trinidad, and Havana, 

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

6 Days Cuba Vacation Packages - Santa Clara, Trinidad, Havana, Cayo Santa Maria

Destinations: Santa Clara, Trinidad, Havana, Cayo Santa Maria, Old Havana, Santiago de Cuba.

Minimum Price: $1,199*

Maximum Price: $1,299*

Vacation Duration: 6 Days  

Activities on the Trip: Sightseeing tours, culture and history, heritage, walking tours, vintage cars, dance and music, colonial buildings, baroque, neoclassical buildings, scuba-diving, swimming, kayaking, cruising, snorkeling, and many more.  

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Trinidad, Havana, and Cayo Santa Maria.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

7 Days Cuba Vacation Packages - Trinidad, Havana, Cayo Santa Maria, Santa Clara

Destinations: Old Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Cayo Santa Maria, Havana, Trinidad, Varadero.

Minimum Price: $1,389*

Maximum Price: $1,497* 

Vacation Duration: 7 Days

Activities on the Trip: Exploring the colonial buildings, churches, artwork, history, culture. In adventure activities, snorkeling, kayaking, diving, and swimming are the main activities to do in the city.

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Old Havana, and Santiago de Cuba.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

8 Days Cuba Vacation Packages - Camaguey, Varadero, Trinidad, Havana, Cayo Santa Maria, Santa Clara

Destinations: Trinidad, Havana, Cayo Santa Maria, Santa Clara, Camaguey, Varadero, Old Havana.

Minimum Price: $1,539* 

Maximum Price: $1,699* 

Vacation Duration: 8 Days 

Activities on the Trip: Beach, museums, resorts, exploring the colonial buildings, churches, artwork, history, culture. In adventure activities, snorkeling, kayaking, diving, and swimming are the main activities to do in the city.

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Trinidad, and Havana.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

9 Days Cuba Vacation Packages - Cayo Coco, Trinidad, Havana, Cayo Santa Maria

Destinations: Trinidad, Havana, Cayo Santa Maria, Santa Clara, Camaguey, Varadero, Old Havana, Cayo Coco

Minimum Price: $1,819*

Maximum Price: $1,998* 

Vacation Duration: 9 Days

Activities on the Trip: Exploring the colonial buildings, churches, artwork, history, culture. In adventure activities, snorkeling, kayaking, diving, and swimming are the main activities to do in the city. 

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Cayo Santa Maria, and Santa Clara, 

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

10 Days Cuba Vacation Packages - Trinidad, Havana, Cayo Santa Maria, Santa Clara, Camaguey, Varadero

Destinations: Cayo Coco, Trinidad, Havana, Cayo Santa Maria, Santa Clara, Camaguey, Varadero, Havana, 

Minimum Price: $2,189*

Maximum Price: $2,290* 

Vacation Duration: 10 Days

Activities on the Trip: Sightseeing tours, culture and history, heritage, walking tours, vintage cars, dance and music, colonial buildings, baroque, neoclassical buildings, scuba-diving, swimming, kayaking, cruising, snorkeling, and many more.  

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Havana, and Cayo Coco.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

11 Days Cuba Vacation Packages - Cayo Santa Maria, Santa Clara 

Destinations: Trinidad, Havana, Cayo Santa Maria, Santa Clara, Camaguey, Varadero, Havana, Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo. 

Minimum Price: $2,489*

Maximum Price: $2,797* 

Vacation Duration: 11 Days

Activities on the Trip: Beach, museums, resorts, exploring the colonial buildings, churches, artwork, history, culture. In adventure activities, snorkeling, kayaking, diving, and swimming are the main activities to do in the city. 

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Trinidad, and Havana.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

12 Days Cuba Vacation Packages - Cayo Santa Maria, Santa Clara, Camaguey, Varadero 

Destinations: Havana, Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo, Old Havana, Cayo Santa Maria, Santa Clara, Camaguey, Varadero, Santiago de Cuba.

Minimum Price: $2,989*

Maximum Price: $3,297* 

Vacation Duration: 12 Days

Activities on the Trip: Exploring the colonial buildings, churches, artwork, history, culture. In adventure activities, snorkeling, kayaking, diving, and swimming are the main activities to do in the city.

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Camaguey, Varadero, and Santiago de Cuba.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

13 Days Cuba Vacation Packages - Havana, Cayo Santa Maria, Santa Clara, Camaguey

Destinations: Cayo Santa Maria, Santa Clara, Camaguey, Varadero, Havana, Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Largo del Sur. 

Minimum Price: $3,389*

Maximum Price: $3,597* 

Vacation Duration: 13 Days

Activities on the Trip: Beach, museums, resorts, exploring the colonial buildings, churches, artwork, history, culture. In adventure activities, snorkeling, kayaking, diving, and swimming are the main activities to do in the city. 

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Santiago de Cuba, and Camaguey.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

14 Days Cuba Vacation Packages - Cayo Largo del Sur, Cayo Santa Maria, Santa Clara 

Destinations: Cayo Santa Maria, Santa Clara, Camaguey, Varadero, Havana, Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo, Trinidad.

Minimum Price: $3,689*

Maximum Price: $3,897* 

Vacation Duration: 14 Days

Activities on the Trip: Sightseeing tours, culture and history, heritage, walking tours, vintage cars, dance and music, colonial buildings, baroque, neoclassical buildings, scuba-diving, swimming, kayaking, cruising, snorkeling, and many more.  

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Camaguey, and Varadero.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

15 Days Cuba Vacation Packages - Old Havana, Cayo Santa Maria, Santa Clara, Camaguey, Varadero

Destinations: Cayo Santa Maria, Santa Clara, Camaguey, Varadero, Havana, Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo. 

Minimum Price: $4,099*

Maximum Price: $4,297* 

Vacation Duration: 15 Days

Activities on the Trip: Surfing,Kayaking, Swimming, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Scuba-diving, walking on pristine white sand beaches, museums, resorts, exploring the colonial buildings, churches, artwork, history, culture.

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Cayo Santa Maria, and Santa Clara, 

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash

16 Days Cuba Vacation Packages -  Old Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Cayo Santa Maria  

Destinations: Trinidad, Cayo Santa Maria, Santa Clara, Camaguey, Varadero, Havana, Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo.

Minimum Price: $4,489*

Maximum Price: $4,697* 

Vacation Duration: 16 Days

Activities on the Trip: Walking on pristine white sand beaches, Surfing,Kayaking, Swimming, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Scuba-diving, museums, resorts, exploring the colonial buildings, churches, artwork, history, culture.

Key Highlights of the Vacation: Camaguey, and Varadero.

Hotel Type: 4-5 star  

Payment mode: Debit/Credit Card, Cash 

Time really matters and plays quite a role in planning a vacation abroad. When planning a vacation to Cuba, ensure you have all the relevant information about the place and the timing around when to visit the best place. In general, this country has a semi-tropical climate with diverse climate conditions. With months, this country is divided into four seasons, however, only two seasons are prominent and probably the promising ones to travel around the country. 

The best time to travel according to seasons are as follows: 

  1. Dry Season - December to May 

  2. Rainy Season - June to October

August to October is the period in which the visitors can experience hurricanes. It is the time of the year when unpredictable weather hits upon the people of Cuba and makes it a low season. This is not the right season to visit Cuba but still, people don’t mind visiting the country. 

Here is a brief explanation of climate month-by-month, so if you are soon planning to visit Cuba, do consider the climate conditions in Cuba:

Month-By-Month Guide For Traveling Cuba 

November-April 

Let’s start with the time from November to April, in which the weather is sunny and this duration of time is considered a dry season. This is the best time to visit Cuba as the climate is pleasant and the best time to explore the country on sunny days. Most of the tourists visit Cuba during the dry season to be part of the much-awaited festivals of the year. Havana’s Jazz Festival, Festival de la Trova Longina, International Cuban Dance Festival, International Cuban Dance Festival, and Havana World Music Festival are the big festivals of the year that are celebrated in the best way. Therefore, it is suggested to make advance-booking to enjoy all these big festivals in Cuba. 

The Big Event(s): Havana’s Jazz Festival, Festival de la Trova Longina, Havana International Book Fair, International Electroacoustic Music Festival, International Cuban Dance Festival.

May to July 

This is the official start of the wet season in Cuba, which means the beginning of heavy rainfall. However, the heaviest rains don’t usually arrive until late July or early August. So, rains are not a threat to tourists during this time period but the main change comes when there is an increase in the temperatures in Havana and Santiago. These are the only places in Cuba where one can experience the increased temperature, else, most of the places are having the same temperature. 

The Big Event(s): Romerías de Mayo, Festival Internacional de Poesía, Festival Internacional Boleros de Oro, Trinidad Carnival (Fiestas San Juaneras). 

August to October 

This season is considered as the wet season in Cuba as consecutive days of torrential rainfall is noticed during this period of time. These three months are marked as the months for heavy rainfall but there is no high risk of hurricanes or tropical storms. Humidity is at its par but some cozy days are also noticed during this period of time where tourists can get a sigh of relief. Despite having heavy rainfall and humidity, Cuba still manages to get tourism during this season and moreover, it becomes difficult to get a hotel room near this time of the year. 

The Big Event(s): Havana Carnival, Matamoros Son Festival, Havana Theatre Festival.                      

 

Leisure offers a wide range of leisure vacations for travelers who look out for a hassle-free, easy and smooth Cuba vacation. Leisure.com has a huge team of experienced travel agents who has good knowledge about the places and the best deals for their clients. Our professional travel agents work well towards fulfilling the needs of their clients and ensure to provide the best deal suiting their preferences. Therefore, embark on the adventure of a lifetime with our wide selection of world-class adventure tours and create unforgettable experiences!  

Just in case, if some things are not in place (for any reason), our travel agents make sure to get your trip back to the track with their valuable resources. Cuba travel agents have insights for the best time to visit popular destinations to avoid the crowd. And above all, these agents propose budget-friendly and hassle-free vacations to their clients. 

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