Varadero, Cuba
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Climate & Best time to visit Varadero

Climate in Western Cuba:

Number of rainy days:

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Best time to visit Varadero:

December to April (Dry Season/High Season):

  • This period is the peak tourist season in Cuba and is considered the best time to visit. The weather is dry, sunny, and comfortable, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to the mid-80s Fahrenheit (24-30°C). It's perfect for enjoying the beautiful beaches, exploring cities, and engaging in cultural activities. Be prepared for higher prices and more crowds, especially in popular tourist destinations like Havana and Varadero.

May to November (Rainy Season/Low Season):

  • The rainy season in Cuba coincides with the hurricane season in the Caribbean, with the highest risk of hurricanes from August to October. While there's a chance of rain, Cuba remains an attractive destination during these months. You can expect fewer tourists, lower prices for accommodations and activities, and lush, green landscapes. May and November are considered shoulder months with milder weather and less rain.

July and August (Peak of Hurricane Season):

  • These months carry the highest risk of hurricanes, making travel to Cuba less predictable. However, some travelers visit during this time and take their chances, as not all parts of the island are equally affected by hurricanes.
Specific Interests:
  • If you're interested in cultural festivals, consider visiting during Havana's Carnival in August or Santiago de Cuba's Carnival in July. Bird-watching enthusiasts may prefer visiting during the dry season when migratory birds are present.

Money & Prices

Currency in Cuba:

Cuban peso (CUP)

How expensive is a trip to Varadero?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
5.89 USD
Fast food meal:
9.27 USD
Mid-range meal:
24.48 USD
Bottle of water:
0.58 USD
Soft drink:
2.01 USD
1.03 USD
Local Beer:
3.86 USD
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.22 USD
Taxi - 1km:
1.03 USD
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

Day Trips

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General information

Cuba general information:

Voltage: 110 V / 220 V, Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin)
  • Type B (American 3-pin)
  • Type C (European 2-pin)
  • Type L (Italian 3-pin)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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