Best Time to Visit Varadero

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Varadero. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Varadero. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Varadero for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 18 °C to 32 °C
Waves Symbol 24 °C to 30 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 1.348.19 in (2 – 14 Days of Rain)
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General & Geography

Varadero is not a classic village, but mainly refers to the Hicacos peninsula, which is about 12 miles long.

Originally populated by indigenous tribes, the peninsula, once heavily forested, was increasingly opened up to bathing tourism. Today, Varadero has a large number of high-class hotels right on the long sandy beach.

Nearly all inhabitants live from tourism, but local life and the original culture of Varadero have declined considerably under the influence of the widespread all-inclusive concept in the holiday resorts.

Varadero is located about 93 miles east of the capital of Cuba. Near the city is Varadero International Airport (Juan Gualberto Gómez), which carries the second highest number of passengers in the country after Havana.

Climate in Varadero (Cuba)

Strand von Varadero auf Kuba (kmiragaya / stock.adobe.com)  lizenziertes Stockfoto 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' The climate on the peninsula of Varadero is typically tropical with only slight temperature fluctuations. It is influenced by the north-east trade wind and can therefore be divided into a rather dry winter season and a much wetter summer season. However, there are no classical seasons like.

In the coldest month of January the average daytime temperature is 26.3 °C, in the hottest month of August it is 31.7 °C on average. Even at night, the thermometer seldom falls significantly below 20 °C. The rainy season on Varadero runs from about the beginning of May to the end of October.

During this humid, sometimes humid summer season, there is also the risk of tropical cyclones, and the hurricane season officially runs from June to October. Statistically, the risk is highest from August to October. However, climate change is always causing delays and surprises.

Due to the holiday seasons in Europe, the summer in Varadero is still the absolute peak season. Many Cubans also visit their summer residences, especially around the anniversary of the revolution (26 July). July and August therefore have the highest overall overnight prices on Varadero.

Best Time to Visit Varadero: Overview

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When is the best time to travel for Varadero?


We have now already seen several brochures and websites of different tour operators, which show for Varadero and Cuba in general just those months as the best travel season, which are actually the least suitable from a purely climatic point of view. Behind it are probably business interests for the high season in summer.

It is therefore important to us to be completely honest with our readers: In principle, Varadero can be visited all year round. And those who depend on the summer holidays can hardly avoid the months of July and August. Nevertheless, the climate conditions described are not exactly ideal.

The best time to travel in Varadero (Cuba) is therefore between mid-November and mid-April. The most stable and pleasant climate is from Christmas to the end of March. With water temperatures of 24 °C to 30 °C, swimming is generally possible all year round.

Climate Chart Varadero

Climate Chart Varadero
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Varadero

In the following, you will find the climate table for Varadero, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, Water Temperatures, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature26°28°28°30°30°31°31°32°31°30°28°27°
Night Temperature18°18°19°20°22°23°23°23°23°22°20°19°
Water Temperature25°25°24°26°27°28°29°30°29°28°27°26°
Precipitation (inch)1.541.462.012.876.348.195.946.346.776.852.321.34
Rainy days22458141111121265
Hours of Sunshine889998989877
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 25 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: August (27.4 °C)
Coldest month: January (22.1 °C)

The maximum water temperature is 30 °C. You can take a bath at these temperatures.

Months with water temperature of at least 21 °C (adequate for beach vacation):
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Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 51.97 inch on 92 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): June
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 8.19 in

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, April is the sunniest month with an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 8.1 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Sights and Attractions


The peninsula around Varadero captivates above all by its dreamlike, white sandy beach and the high-class hotel resorts. An excursion to the capital Havana can be booked locally without problems and should not be missing on any trip to Cuba to get an impression of the cultural and economic heart of the country.

Varadero itself also offers some beautiful sights and excursions. A tour to the stalactite caves (Saturno Cave) with crystal clear, quite cold water as a welcome refreshment is very popular. A snorkel trip to Coral Beach is also a must!

The supplier Varadertour has nice convertible tours through the region in the program. Meanwhile, in the Parque Central, a notorious piña colada is tempting, even without rum if desired. If you are still looking for the right souvenir, you should not miss a visit to Varadero Street Market.

More information about the best things to do: Cuba

Popular Activities

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Varadero
few clouds     few clouds, 31 °C
Clouds: 20 %       Wind: 13 mph ONO
Air Pressure: 1016 hPa       Humidity: 55 %
Last updated: 22nd May 2019, 08:42 pm
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Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 10 %Clouds: 25 %Clouds: 17 %Clouds: 21 %Clouds: 100 %
No PrecipitationNo Precipitation0.04 in of rain0.08 in of rain0.02 in of rain0.06 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Cuba: Regions

Varadero is part of the holiday destination Cuba. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

Varadero: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 5 reviews for Varadero holiday already. Average rating is 3.4 of 5 stars.
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    Miriam, 36 years old was there in August

    Only on the 1st day cloudy and still sunburn????? in the evening a little rain shower afterwards the rest of the days sun sun sun and very warm…of 11 days only 1 day cloudy… top top top…so you shouldn’t go by statistics..either you’re lucky or not.

    This year in october we are back for 11 days…then let us know again

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    René, 39 years old was there in March

    We were in Varadero from 17-26 March and the weather was super 🙂
    on some days some clouds and wind but on average always over 28 degrees and a lot of sun!

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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    Barbara, 57 years old was there in January

    It was mostly cloudy, much rain and very windy. The wind was unpleasant and cold. Only four days of sun for three weeks.

    Weather Rating: 1 stars – Mostly bad

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    Regina, 56 years old was there in February

    Unfortunately it was mostly overcast from 10 days stay for 5 days, very windy and rainy. 3 days it was about 15°. One could not swim 3 days because of the Portuguese galley ( jellyfish species) in the sea.
    Very pleasant in the sun during the day.
    In the evening rather cool.

    Weather Rating: 2 stars – Tricky

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    Petra, 58 years old was there in March

    From 12 days we had a cloud cover on three days, but on one of these days it was very windy again in the afternoon, but during the day it was still pleasant, because it was also very hot in the sun, but in the evening with under very unan genehm.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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