Cuba is located in the Caribbean area. It has a subtropical climate throughout the year with average temperatures of 25 degrees celsius. It also has approximately 300 days of sun during the year. It is recommended that you use light summer clothes, preferably cotton or wool. It is an island with a high level of humidity (the percentage of humidity ranges between 75% and 95 %, and during the months of December to February (Winter months) the temperature tends to go a little bit down throughout the day, and during the night, due to the humidity, you could feel a bit colder, detail to consider and to carry a coat with you if you have plans to take a walk. Keep in mind that the minimum temperatures in the winter goes from 15 to 20 degrees celsius. Cuba also has two seasons across the year: Summer and Winter and in the months of September to November the island is exposed to tropical storms or hurricanes, being the month of October the wettest month and July and august the hottest months of the year, with maximum temperatures of approximately 35 degrees celsius.
It is advisable to wear suncream, sunglasses, and repellent to mosquitoes.
In Cuba the use of your mobile phone with roaming system enabled should work, however calls to or from Cuba currently remains very expensive. Please contact with your mobile provider to confirm prices. You can also use the land telephones and buy prepaid cards that can be used in the local communication centers “ETECSA”, but remember that the costs are always high.
In the large hotel chains internet connection is available, although the prices are high and the connection is slow. There are also “ETECSA” offices where you can use the internet for a fee. At present, Cuba is also offering wifi connections in certain places of the city, for a price of 2 CUC per hour. Note that outside of these places you do not have an internet connection on your mobile phone. For more information is recommended to visit the official Cuban telephone company “ETECSA”, which has many offices throughout the island. Currently prices are changing continuously due to all the changes Cuba is going through these days.
The official language is Spanish although today many people, especially the young people, speak a foreign language, mainly English. However, you could take during your stay one of our Spanish courses. It will help you communicate better with the local people and come back home knowing a little bit of a new language.