March is one of our favourite months to visit Cuba. As spring sweeps over the island, expect blue skies, warm days and mild nights. Cuba in March is quite simply beautiful, and it’s why we recommend this time of year to our clients.
Visiting Cuba in March is ideal as it’s right in the middle of the dry season. Escape the depths of the harsh Northern winters and enjoy warm Caribbean sunshine. It’s the ideal temperature to enjoy sightseeing, outdoor activities and even relaxing on the beach. From Havana to Santiago de Cuba, you can enjoy the warm sunshine and an even warmer welcome from the Cuban people.
March is a very popular time for tourists visiting Cuba, so make sure you book your tours and excursions a few months in advance to secure your spots.
The dry season runs from November to April, so March is right in the middle of this warm and temperate time. Although it is technically still the Cuban winter, this is nothing like the Northern European winters you might be used to. The weather in Cuba in March is perfect for exploring and sightseeing.
If you want to avoid the humidity and overwhelming heat of the summer months, then the weather in Cuba in March is perfect. It will be slightly warmer than visiting Cuba in February but not as warm as the summer months.
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The weather in Cuba in March will be much more pleasant than in North America and Europe. After all, it’s still in the Caribbean! The Northern part of the island is typically a few degrees cooler and with lower humidity levels. If you’re heading into the mountains, you can expect it to be cooler, so make sure you are prepared for any hiking.
In Havana, expect highs of around 28°C and nighttime lows of 19°C. Heading South, places like Trinidad will be much warmer, reaching temperatures of 34°C in the day and around 22°C at night. Heading East, temperatures in Holguin will be around 30°C in the day dropping to 20°C at night. And finally, in Santiago de Cuba, expect daytime temperatures of around 29°C and nighttime temperatures of around 21°C. Overall, the weather in Cuba in March is really pleasant and enjoyable. You can see all of the sights or relax on the beach.
There is no shortage of things to do in Cuba in March. The weather in Cuba in March is perfect for exploring the sights and soaking up the incredible Cuban culture. March plays host to a number of fascinating and exciting cultural events that you will not want to miss.
Early March sees the arrival of the Festival Internacional de Documentales Santiago Álvarez In Memoriam in Santiago de Cuba. This international documentary festival shines a spotlight on the genre and attracts filmmakers from the world over. If you’re in Santiago de Cuba in March, you should also check out the Festival Internacional de la Trova Pepe Sánchez. This festival takes the city’s streets and parks by storm, with musicians and singers paying tribute to Cuban trova.
In Old Havana, music fans can enjoy the Festival Internacional de Música Electroacústica Primavera de La Habana. This electroacoustic festival attracts musicians from around the world. If electroacoustic music isn’t your thing, there’s also the Concurso y Festival Internacional Fiesta del Tambor which highlights the very best in Cuban percussion.
Santa Clara plays host to the Festival de música de concierto A Tempo con Caturla with performances from young composers and musicians from all over Cuba.
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 March 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.