Cuba in September or November
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Jul 11, 2010 10:30 AM Last Post By: neilorourker
Jul 10, 2010 5:07 AM
Cuba in September or NovemberHi all
I'm planning to go to Cuba in September. I understand that September is part of the low season and was wondering whether this means that many places will be semi deserted/ closed. I was also thinking about November but the flights cost about £100 more.
The reason I ask is that I'm travelling on my own and it would like to have a chance to hook up with with other travellers out there.
So should I just go in september or wait until November?
Edited by: neilorourker
Jul 10, 2010 7:41 AM
1November is still often considered low season for the airlines and hotels. September is still hurricane season which is predicted to be more active than usual this year.
BUT... the main issue is how much you want, and how well you can deal with, the higher temperatures and higher humidity in September.
Jul 10, 2010 8:49 AM
2November is high season for lodging in Havana (mostly in Old Havana) for both hotels and private houses.
Jul 10, 2010 9:13 AM
3November is when there are tons of deals from Canada - including cheaper flight and hotel packages. I would call it "shoulder" season as opposed to "high" season.
Wowcuba? What do you say on this subject?
Jul 10, 2010 10:54 AM
Jul 10, 2010 12:24 PM
5Thanks for the feedback. I'm planning to travel independantly across Cuba rather than spending time in resorts (although I might spend a couple of days relaxing on a beach).
I'm not too worried about the hurricanes and will take it as part of the experience of being in Cuba if I come across one. I just looked at the temperatures for September last year which reached 36 degrees on a number of days and might be a bit much if it's consistantly humid (although I experienced similar temperatures in Morocco last year).
Jul 10, 2010 12:47 PM
6Look, if you want to beat the heat and the rain, and enjoy a much more pleasant 1st time trip to Cuba, then early November is your best bet, hands down best bet.
November is a GREAT month to visit Cuba, especially early in the month, and Sept is a BEASTY month to visit Cuba.
If you have already decided to go in September, and that's already your decision, then don't ask the question.
Jul 10, 2010 1:25 PM
Jul 11, 2010 9:10 AM
8I think September would be better if you plan to spend significant amounts of time on the beach. Also, it depends on your itinerary, and what you plan to do. For biking/hiking, I would say November. Same thing if you plan on spending a lot of time on the Eastern part of the island. For Havana/beach/Western Cuba/meeting other travelers I think September would be better. Remember, most indoor attractions and acommodations will be air conditioned.
Jul 11, 2010 9:37 AM
In case my post # 2 was not clear I referred November as high season for accommodation in Havana mostly in Old Havana. I did not mention any other area outside the Capital city…from where I am writing BTW.
Personally –as my experience is with many travelers from the States- many like coming during November at some point before Thanksgiving
Jul 11, 2010 10:30 AM
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