Common description

Cuba

Сlimate

Cuba's climate, temperate tropical, is greatly mitigated by warm sea currents that wash its shores, which allows you to relax on the island all year round.
The island has almost only two seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. The division into dry and rainy seasons is quite conditional. The tropical dry season lasts from November to April, and the rainy season - from May to October. But in March there may be a heavy tropical downpour, and in June - September for weeks will be dry sunny weather. The average annual temperature is + 26 ° C. The average annual water temperature on the coasts is + 25 ° C in winter and + 28 ° C in summer. The main inconveniences occur in autumn during the so-called hurricane season, which lasts from October to November. However, hurricanes in Cuba are irregular, and rarely last two years in a row in the same area and at the same time. So the probability of good weather in the fall is also very high, and the chance of getting into the hurricane is quite small.

Currency

The official currency of Cuba is the Cuban peso. 1 peso is equal to 100 centavos. There are two types of pesos: the "ordinary" peso, for domestic payments, and the convertible peso, which is paid by tourists and which is officially equivalent to the US dollar. In Cuba in 2004 it was forbidden to use US dollars, so the main unit of payment for tourists was the convertible peso. It can be purchased for 25 "regular" pesos. The convertible peso has no value in other countries. When exchanging US dollars in Cuba, 10% tax is levied. You can also use credit cards, the main thing is that payments do not pass through banks located in the United States.

Cuba on map