Visiting Cuba in February is very common as holidaymakers seek to escape the harsh Northern winters. February is also a very popular time for couples planning a romantic Valentine’s Day escape.
As it’s the dry season, you can expect mild temperatures in the day and very little rain. This makes it perfect for sightseeing and exploring the countryside. If you’d rather hit the beach, you’ll find the Southern coast a little warmer, but only by a few degrees. Northern resorts such as Varadero will be just as lovely in the February sun. Expect blue skies and plenty of sunshine. You are in the Caribbean, after all!
February is a popular time for tourists visiting Cuba, so make sure you’re booking at least 6 months in advance to secure the best deals.
The dry season in Cuba runs from November to April, so February is the ideal time to make the most of the dry weather. The Cuban weather in February is likely to be perfect for exploring. If you want to avoid the humidity and oppressive heat of the summer months, then visiting Cuba in February is a great option.
It will be slightly warmer than visiting Cuba in January, but you should still pack light layers for the evening as it won’t be as warm at night.
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Cuban weather in January will be much more pleasant than any European country. The North of the island is typically a few degrees cooler and coastal towns will enjoy a cool ocean breeze. If you are heading inland and up into any mountainous regions, this is likely to be much cooler and you should pack appropriate clothing for hiking in these conditions.
In Havana, expect highs of around 27°C and lows of around 18°C at night. Heading East, places like Holguin will be around 29°C during the day in February dropping to around 19°C at night. In Santiago de Cuba, expect daytime temperatures of 28°C and nighttime temperatures of 21°C. And finally, in Trinidad, expect highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C.
There is no shortage of things to do in Cuba in February. February plays host to a number of fascinating and exciting cultural events that you will not want to miss.
In Old Havana, be sure not to miss the Festival de Música Antigua Esteban Salas, which is a gathering of medieval, renaissance and Baroque performers.
The Feria Internacional del Libro (International Book Fair) takes over Havana and provincial capitals towards the end of February. Expect book launches, panel discussions, poetry readings, concerts, children´s events, and a craft fair. After launching in Havana, the fair then tours the country.
The Festival del Monólogo Cubano is a highly respected theatre festival that takes place in Cienfuegos at the beautiful Teatro Tomas Terry. If you’re more interested in filmmaking, don’t miss the Muestra Nacional de Nuevos Realizadores which brings together the brightest young filmmakers from the country to showcase their dazzling talent.
And finally, the Habano Cigars Festivals is the largest gathering of cigar enthusiasts in the world. The perfect chance to find out more about the country’s most famous export.
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 February 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 for the cooler months, including January.