In Cuba the clocks go forward 1:00 hour at 00:00 on Sunday, March 14 and back 1:00 hour at 01:00 on Sunday, November 07. There’s more daylight in the evenings and less in the mornings (sometimes called Daylight Saving Time ). When the clocks go back, Cuba is on standard time – Cuba Standard Time .
Since Cuba and Ontario currently have equivalent time zones, you can call someone during your normal hours and it will be the same time in Ontario as it is in Cuba .
However, to experience Cuba at its fullest, plan on three or four weeks. This gives enough time to explore the entire island, including southeastern Santiago de Cuba , the easternmost city of Baracoa, and the Sierra Maestra mountains, including the trek up Pico Turquino— Cuba’s highest peak.
Time Zones in Cuba
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As in any country, crime is a concern in Cuba . Thankfully, violent crime is rare, but thieves won’t hesitate to steal your belongings, especially cameras. When on the beach or walking through Havana, don’t set your stuff down. Always keep your cameras, wallets, purses, passports, and other valuables close to your body.
Greetings You probably already know that “Hola” is the Spanish word for hello . This is quite sufficient for greeting someone in Cuba , since it’s a fairly informal society.
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Havana is the same time as Toronto . Time difference between Havana, Cuba and Toronto , Canada.
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The best time to visit Cuba is from the end of the year , December, to the beginning of the rainy season that tends to start any time from April, May and into June. August, September and October are probably the worst times to go to Cuba due to potential hurricanes, especially close to beach resorts.
Start your two weeks in Cuba with a stroll through the vibrant streets of the capital, Havana. For more Havana highlights, check out our post on ten awesome experiences in this amazing city. 3 Days In Viñales (Days 5-7) 2 Days In Playa Larga (Days 8-9) 2 Days In Cienfuegos (Days 10-11) 3 Days In Trinidad (Days 12-14)
Budget travelers can survive on around $50 USD per day. Cuba’s local currency is the Cuban Peso (CUP- ₱) and it translates to ₱24 CUP for $1 USD. However as a tourist, you ‘ll be using Cuba’s secondary currency just for tourists, the Cuban Convertible Peso (CUC – $) which is pegged to the US Dollar.
Cuba doesn’t have free Internet or WiFi ; that applies to both tourists and the general public. However, international visitors have an easier time connecting to the web than anyone else on the island because the best connections are at resorts and hotels.
As of December 6, 2018, Cubans can have full mobile Internet access provided by Cuba’s telecommunications company, ETECSA, at 3G speeds. One network link connects to the global Internet and is used by government officials and tourists, while another connection for use by the general public has restricted content.