Cuba family holidays guide
Travelling in Cuba with kids is easier than you might imagine. Self-drive holidays are popular and suit family travel – just sling the luggage in the boot, pop the kids in the back and go. A two-week visit reveals historic cities, iconic 1950s cars, giant caves and lush forests with tempting river pools. There is music everywhere, birds and butterflies, and gorgeous, Caribbean beaches lapped by warm seas. All this intertwined with Cuba’s fascinating culture and past, from Che to Castro, salsa to cigars. And forget plodding through museums, children can absorb Cuban life organically, by joining dance classes, playing with local kids and staying in casas particulares.
As your kids grow, so do your family travel ambitions. Ready for somewhere adventurous and exotic, where culture meets kid-friendly activities? Try Cuba!
This is a poor country with a rich history. Its people are educated and welcoming, and love children. The infrastructure is shaky, the shops run out of provisions and there isn’t much WiFi, but what Cuba lacks in material wealth it makes up for in spirit and beauty. Your kids will get a holiday and an education. Worth a plane ride, surely?
Read on to discover more in our family holidays in Cuba travel guide.
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Best time to go on a family holiday to Cuba
With temperatures hovering between 20°C and 35°C and the sea bathtub warm all year, Cuba has a classic Caribbean climate.
Spring is the best time to visit Cuba, in time for the Easter school holidays. Mar-mid Apr is most pleasant: warm and sunny without summer’s humidity or storms. A Christmas getaway is good, too, with highs of 27°C (18°C at night), and only six or so days of rain. Prices drop in Jan-Feb, when it’s fractionally cooler, too. Be prepared for very high temperatures during the school summer hols. Jun-Aug are hot and humid (32°C on average), with tropical rains. Latin, African and Caribbean cultures combine to ensure festivals happen throughout the year; whenever you come there will be music and dance.
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