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In Cuba, the climate is tropical, with a dry and relatively cool season from late November to mid-April, and a rainy and muggy season from late April to early November. The climate is fairly uniform from one area to the other. Winter in Cuba is pleasantly warm in the north and even quite hot in the south, with daytime temperatures around 26 degrees Celsius (79 °F) from December to February in Havana, and around 28 °C (82 °F) in the southernmost areas.
During the rainy season, there's a muggy heat everywhere, which is sometimes hard to bear, even though it is tempered by the trade winds or the breeze. The hottest months are July and August. The daytime temperature rarely exceeds 33/34 °C (91/93 °F), but moisture makes the heat sweltering. The rains are often intense, but they occur mostly in the form of showers or thunderstorms on late afternoon. In July, there's often a relative break in the rains, especially in the south, when showers become less frequent (even though the heat is still intense).
In theory Cuba can be visited all year round, but during the period from May to October, there'a sultry heat which is not the best for excursions; in addition, in this period the sun often shines, but thunderstorms in the afternoon of evening may be annoying, even though the greatest danger comes from hurricanes. Therefore, you can avoid the period from June to November, or make a last minute trip, so that you can take a look at the weather forecast in the days immediately preceding.
Jose Marti Airport (HAV) is the main airport for international flights
Many other airports around the country for domestic flights in each area
Visitors to Cuba by boat will need to go through clearance at one of these ports:
Marina Hemingway, Marina Dársena Varadero, Marina Cayo Guillermo, Marina Santiago de Cuba, Marina Cienfuegos, Marina Cayo Largo.
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The country provides a great network of public transports via trains, coaches, and buses, to take you to the various corners of the island you wish to explore. Taxi services are also widely available, but if you wish to preserve your independence and enjoy the flexibility of having your own vehicle, you will find several car, motor scooters, and bicycle rental companies dotted around the country.
In Cuba, driving is on the right, and that to be able to rent a car, drivers must be over 21 and in the possession of a valid driver’s license.
Car hire are available from Havanautos, Cubacar, Transautos and Transgaviota on arrival at the José Martí International Airport, or from the tourism desk of your hotel.
History of Cuba
Until it was discovered by Christopher Colombus in 1492, Cuba was the home to the Guanahatabey, Ciboney and Taino, who got rapidly decimated by diseases brought by the Spaniards, or by the Spaniards themselves. Unfortunately, the result of this decimation means that the Cuban culture, as we know it, doesn't bear any trace of heritage from those Aboriginal groups.