Havana: Beach

Capital of Cuba

Havana Beach

If you’re looking for sun and sand then a beach holiday in Havana is an ideal choice. With crystalline waters and perfect sand, the beaches around Havana are some of the finest in the Caribbean. The famed Playa de Este is a favorite choice for tourists, and offers both canoe and pedalo hire. There is also a bar directly on the beach, so you can sit back with a Pina Colada and relax in the sunshine. Most major beaches are patrolled by lifeguards, although it is always worth exercising caution. There are also many beaches situated further out of Havana for those who wish to escape the crowds, though not all are patrolled by lifeguards. A beach holiday in Havana provides everything that the sun-worshipper requires, and the mild climate of Cuba is pleasant any time of year and so ideal for beach holidays. Winter months are warm, but easier to handle as average temperatures are in mid 20s °C (high 70s °F). Summer gets warmer and may be more challenging for adventures, but will be fine if you’re looking for a relaxing beach holiday by a sea or within proximity of a pool to cool down. Average temperatures in summer are in low 30s °C (high 80s °F).

Keep in mind that September and October are the worst months for hurricanes. Some years are fine and Cuba gets almost completely spared, but some years the island gets hit by a bad hurricane and it is advisable to avoid all unnecessary travel if there are hurricane warnings for the area.