About the destination

Cuba is undoubtedly a sunny destination “cherished” by Quebecers. The island is known for its immaculate white sand beaches, its crystal clear waters and the diversity of its aquatic fauna. Heritage lovers will also be served by Cuban architecture and history. Several of the country’s sites are part of UNESCO’s World Heritage.


There are two official currencies in Cuba, the Cuban peso (CUP) and the Cuban convertible peso (CUC). The latter has no value outside the country as it is a currency that was originally introduced to alleviate an economic crisis in Cuba. The Canadian dollar (CAD) can only be exchanged for the Cuban peso (CUP). It is therefore advisable to trade with the Cuban peso to avoid conversion problems with your remaining currency once back in Canada.  Be sure to notify your financial institution before you leave to avoid a hold on your funds.


The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recommends that you consult a health professional to discuss vaccinations against the following diseases: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera and rabies. Note that two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are required for flights from Canada and for crossing the land border with the United States.


To travel to Cuba, your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay.


Month Max Min Prec.
January 26 °C 19 °C 70 mm
February 26 °C 19 °C 45 mm
March 28 °C 20 °C 45 mm
April 29 °C 21 °C 60 mm
May 30 °C 22 °C 120 mm
June 23 °C 31 °C 165 mm
July 31 °C 24 °C 125 mm
August 32 °C 24 °C 135 mm
September 31 °C 24 °C 150 mm
October 29 °C 23 °C 170 mm
November 28 °C 21 °C 80 mm
December 27 °C 20 °C 60 mm


The official language of the country is Spanish. About 90% of Cubans speak this language. The rest of the population, often immigrants from Haiti, speak Haitian Creole.


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