As the heat of the summer months starts to wind down, so too does the rain. October is right on the edge of the rainy season, so you should expect plenty of sunshine and the occasional downpour. October is also the tail end of the hurricane season, so the likelihood of getting caught in adverse weather conditions is slightly lower. However, in recent years, the hurricane season has been extending later into the year, so you need to take this into consideration when booking your trip.
Most people enjoy their time in Cuba in October. You may find it rains in the evening but these rain showers won’t be anything like the rain in Europe. Even the rain is warm. And even if it’s very heavy rainfall, it will quickly clear up. As Cuba is an island, the wind usually pushes the rain away as quickly as it arrives.
Visiting Cuba in October is ideal for sightseeing and beach-goers alike. Remember you are still closer to the Equator, so you should always protect yourself with a high factor sunscreen and stay out of the midday heat. Even in October, the sun in Cuba is still very powerful.
The weather in Cuba is defined by two distinct seasons. The wet season and the dry season. October falls on the tail end of the wet season, which means you are pretty much guaranteed to see rain while visiting. Don’t let this put you off, as the rainfall will typically be short-lived and this is enough to make prices much cheaper.
As October is still within hurricane season, there is a chance you could get caught up in bad weather. Hurricanes can impact the infrastructure in Cuba, even in the big all-inclusive resorts. The country is well-prepared for natural disasters, so you should be safe if you follow the instructions from authorities. You will need to take the risk of hurricanes into consideration when booking a trip to Cuba in October.
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As a sub-tropical Caribbean country, the weather is always pleasant in Cuba. The weather is likely to be hot, humid and rainy throughout October. The weather can vary drastically depending on where on the island you are visiting. For example, the North of the island typically gets more rain because of the direction of the wind. In the South, this can lead to some uncomfortably high temperatures. The humidity also has a huge impact on how warm the weather feels and can make 32°C feel a lot more like 38°C.
In Havana, you can expect highs of around 30°C and lows of 23°C. Also on the North of the island, but over in the East, Holguin typically experiences a temperature of around 22°C to 31°C. On the South of the island, Santiago de Cuba will usually be around 23°C to 31°C in October. While in Trinidad, you can expect it to be as high as 35°C and rarely dipping below 26°C. The temperature rarely drops at night, so you needn’t worry about bringing warm clothing unless you plan to spend any time in air-conditioned places as this can get very chilly.
For fans of Cuban culture, there’s still plenty to see and do in Cuba in October. Here are a few of our favourite things to do in Cuba in October.
In Holguin province, the Fiesta de la Cultura Iberoamericana brings together Cuban artists and guests from all over Ibero-America to celebrate Cuba’s Spanish roots. Expect concerts, exhibitions, workshops and popular festivities.
in Havana, the Festival de Teatro de La Habana is a celebration of modern Cuban theatre. It takes place at the end of October and visitors can expect workshops, seminars, lectures and the latest in contemporary Cuban theatre. A real treat for the senses.
You can also catch a Vamos Cuba group tour, or create your bespoke Cuban experience with a private tour. Here are our picks of the best things to do in Cuba in October with Vamos Cuba.
Take advantage of the cooler weather to practice your salsa moves without working up too much of a sweat. Our solo salsa holiday is perfect year-round.