Walking in Cuba travel guide
Walking vacations in Cuba are becoming more popular as previously off-limits parts of the island are opening up to tourism, and specialist, English speaking guides are available to reveal the secrets of these stunning natural landscapes. 25 endemic bird species, eerie ruins of slave-built plantations, sombrero-wearing tobacco farmers and Fidel’s former HQ can all be found tucked into rainforests, mountain slopes and valleys that buzz with the sound of waterfalls and hummingbirds. Multi day treks ascend to the island’s highest peak; day tours explore coffee fincas and natural pools; and two-week walking vacations can take you across the country, hiking each of the highlights along the way, or following in the footsteps of the revolutionaries from the Sierra Maestra to Havana.
The Caribbean’s largest island has three mountain ranges, tropical valleys and bird-filled forests; the best way to explore them is by stepping away from the vintage cars and lacing up your walking boots.
There will be plenty of time to kick back in the colonial cities in between treks, as well as soothing sore feet in the warm Caribbean waters with a day or two at the beach. Find out more in our walking vacations in Cuba travel guide.
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BEST TIME TO GO ON A WALKING HOLIDAY IN CUBA
Trekkers will appreciate the cooler climes of November to March, when the Caribbean winter brings blue skies and lower humidity.
As the best time to go on a walking vacation in Cuba is also the busiest season, booking a good six to nine months ahead is advisable. Things start warming up in April, with rains arriving towards the end of the month, or in early May. May can be a good option however as you may still have decent weather, along with fewer crowds and lower prices. Summer sees rising temperatures and discomfort, particularly in the southeast, where some of the best walking trails are located. Heavy downpours, although not daily, can make treks unpleasant – and hurricanes are more likely to occur between August and October.
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