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 .
Time Zones in Cuba
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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.
Havana is the same time as Toronto . Time difference between Havana, Cuba and Toronto , Canada.
|Time in Havana||Time in Toronto|
|03:28 PM Tuesday, December 29, 2020 Havana’s time zone: UTC-05:00 or CST||03:28 PM Tuesday, December 29, 2020 Toronto’s time zone: UTC-05:00 or EST|
Although Cuba is generally a safe country to visit, a trip to Cuba may expose you to “minor” crimes such as currency scams, pickpocketing, and theft. You should also be aware of threats to your health like contaminated tap water, mosquito-borne diseases, and terrible road conditions if you are driving.
|Quick Climate Info|
|Hottest Month||August (82 °F avg)|
|Coldest Month||January (70 °F avg)|
|Wettest Month||August (2.13″ avg)|
|Windiest Month||March (9 mph avg)|
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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.
Cuba is normally safe as long as you are reasonably careful about what you eat and drink . Tap water in Cuba is not considered as safe to drink . Most Cuban households will boil water before drinking and foreigners should follow this procedure unless you have good quality purification filters.
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.
But if you truely do love adventure and a real pretty country, do go to Cuba . It’s worth a try. All you have to lose is one week and a bit of money. If you live far away (Europe etc), maybe it is costly, but Cuba is different than other Caribbean countries, and IMHO, worth visiting because of the differences.
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.