Travel climate in Cuba
Best travel time: November to April
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The climate in Cuba is tropical and warm. From May to October it is mostly rainy, the drier season refers to November to April. Every year from June to November tropical cyclones form over the Atlantic, of which Cuba is not spared. Severe hurricane storms often cause severe damage in Cuba, but there are seldom fatalities because the early warning systems work extremely well. The average temperature in Cuba is between 26-32 ° C all year round, with May to September being the hottest months.
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Flora and fauna in Cuba
The original vegetation in Cuba included extensive rain-green wet forests, savannas and mixed forests, which were largely destroyed by deforestation for agricultural use (especially the creation of large sugar cane and coffee plantations) and for shipbuilding. Nevertheless, the vegetation in Cuba is very lush with around 8,000 plant species (including around 700 different orchids). Mangroves can be found on the coasts, and in the interior there is the up to 40 m high royal palm, one of around 300 species of palm that can be found on the island. Occasionally there are still pine-oak forests and remnants of evergreen rainforest on the inaccessible mountain slopes of the Sierren in the south of the country. Afforestation measures are showing initial successes in the forest.
The bird life of the island’s fauna is particularly rich in species, the number of species is estimated at around 300. In addition to many migratory birds, these include the Cuban Amazon, the Cuban Parakeet and the Aura Tiñosa, a special species of vulture. Numerous edible fish and over 30 different shark species live in the fish-rich coastal waters. The main reptiles are caimans, iguanas and snakes; Crocodiles are bred on state animal farms.
National parks and nature conservation
The island state of Cuba has several national parks where nature lovers get their money’s worth:
- Peninsula de Zapata: a large wetland that was declared a national park years ago (Parque Nacional Ciénega de Zapata)
- Pinares de Mayari National Park: Located about 39 minutes from Mayari and encloses around 54 square kilometers
- Escaleras de Jaruco National Park: A relatively new park that offers city visitors to Havana a welcome change.
- Valle de Vinales National Park: This area is located in the Organ Mountains and is characterized by the many Kegelkartst rocks, also known as elephant humps
- Topes de Colantes National Park: This protected landscape area is located in the mountainous region of Sierra des Escambray
- Sierra Maestra National Park: 12 kilometers behind the village of Bartolomé Maso
- National Park Peninsula de Guancanahibes: A peninsula of around 500 km2 in western Cuba
- Alejandro de Humbold National Park: named after the German researcher and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
For legal reasons, we as a tour operator are not allowed to communicate any binding medical information for Cuba and therefore refer to the information provided by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Robert Koch Institute and the German Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health
Travel advice for Cuba
You can obtain current travel and safety information, information on entering and leaving the country, as well as special criminal information and recommendations for your stay in Cuba from the Federal Foreign Office.
Foreign missions in Cuba
Embassy of the Republic of Cuba
Stavangerstr. 20, 10439 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30-44719658
Phone: +49 (0) 30-44718949
E-Mail: [email protected]
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Embajada de la República Federal de Alemania, Apartado 6610, La Habana, Cuba. +53 7 833 24 60, +53 7 833 25 39, +53 7 833 25 69
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