Capital of Cuba, Havana is a city rich in culture and history. In fact, the city has been selected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition to enjoying the beaches, history buffs are invited to explore the city to discover Spanish architecture, old American cars from the 1950s, the Museum of the Revolution and much more.


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 27 °C 18 °C 73 mm
February 27 °C 18 °C 83 mm
March 28 °C 19 °C 70 mm
April 29 °C 21 °C 69 mm
May 31 °C 22 °C 78 mm
June 31 °C 24 °C 158 mm
July 32 °C 24 °C 99 mm
August 32 °C 24 °C 123 mm
September 32 °C 24 °C 155 mm
October 30 °C 23 °C 138 mm
November 28 °C 21 °C 125 mm
December 27 °C 20 °C 77 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.

Things to do in Havana


Play golf in the heat while it’s cold in Quebec. In addition to playing your favorite sport, you can enjoy the benefits of all-inclusive. What better way to end the day than at the bar by the pool? Ask your travel consultant for more information on this subject.

Discover the Habana Vieja (Old Havana)

Soak up Havana’s history as you stroll through its picturesque streets filled with old American cars from before the Cold War.  The Museum of the Revolution is a must-see to better understand the rich history of the city and the country. For history buffs, take a guided tour of the city to learn more.

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