Get A Great Deal On Flights To Cuba
With wisps of cigar smoke and hip-shaking samba, bouncing Cadillacs and paint-peeling cantinas, Cuba is surely among the most immersive of Caribbean destinations. Flights to Cuba will be your ticket to the shimmering, white-sands and swaying coconut palms of Varadero and the coral-laced Cayo Coco. But they can also be a chance to tread the jungled trails where guerrillas and revolutionaries once trod, up in the mist-gathering mountains of the Sierra Maestra. They can be a chance to unearth cobbled lanes and Spanish-style haciendas in old cities like Camagüey. They can drop you in buzzing Havana, where Neapolitan ice cream-coloured facades lurch over arcaded bars where jazz beats and mojitos clink. The result is a place that artfully fuses Caribbean rest and relaxation with enthralling tales of revolution and colonialism, all topped off with rum-doused evenings, spicy frittatas and plenty of flamenco-twirling music shows.
Things You Need To Know About Flights To Cuba
Cuba is one of the best-connected Caribbean destinations of all. It’s got a whole clutch of international airports, from the multi-terminal hub in Havana to the beach-side runways at Varadero to the off-beat arrival point in Santiago’s Antonio Maceo Airport. They all host flights coming from all over the UK and Europe, so its easy to find a good priced direct flight to Cuba. Major airlines like Virgin Atlantic run the non-stop flights which will land in to José Martí International Airport in Havana. Flights to Cuba from London take around 9 hours.
All travellers from the UK will need to get a tourist card which you can do when you get to the airport. You’ll also need at least 60 days of passport validity that extends after the time you’re planning to leave Cuba, although a full six months is usually recommended.
When To Go To Cuba
Cuba is a perfect break from the cold English weather with its peak travel season between December and March. With more and more American travellers now flocking to this sun-splashed isle to escape the colder weather back at home, you can expect this time of year to be the busiest, particularly in the beach resorts around Varadero and Cayo Coco. The wet season runs from June to September, seeing more consistent temperatures in the high 20s, but also sporadic downpours. The late summer ushers in the hurricane period right across the Caribbean. That’s when you can be caught by tropical storms and when the seas can often be too rough to swim in.
How To Get Cheap Flights To Cuba
It should hardly come as a surprise that the best bargains on cheap flights to Cuba are available during the summer wet season. As the rains creep in across the Caribbean, the winter sun seekers head home. That’s when rates drop, the hotels empty and you can usually bag some wallet-friendly deals on accommodation and car hire – particularly if you bundle the lot together in a single booking with SN Travel. There’s also scope to save some pesos by booking your Cuba flights nice and early – around 90-100 days before take off is sufficient – or by opting for a midweek departure; Tuesdays and Wednesdays have some of the cheapest flights of all.
3 Things Not To Miss In Cuba
- Old Havana – The iconic heart of Cuba’s buzzing capital is a mishmash of paint-peeling cantinas, cobbled plazas, Spanish-esque churches, and samba-beating jazz dives. It’s simply not to be missed!
- Cayo Largo del Sur – The stomping ground of beach lovers, Cayo Largo del Sur has got sugar-white sands, see-through shore waters and some of the best resorts in the country. Come here if you want to top up the tan or enjoy plenty of hammock time.
- The Viñales Valley – Karst mountains worthy of Vietnam rise and fall all around the stunning Viñales Valley. It’s actually a UNESCO site, known for its historic tobacco farms and rustic character.
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