Matanzas, Cuba: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Matanzas, Cuba? If you're planning to go to Matanzas, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Matanzas, Cuba

Based on the climate and weather in Matanzas, the best time to go is March. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Matanzas, Cuba by month

January

January in Matanzas is warm and very hazy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

February

February in Matanzas is a perfect temperature and very hazy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

March

Traveling to Matanzas in March, you will notice that it is hot and very hazy. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Dresses

April

If you vacation in Matanzas during April, you are likely to find that it is hot, very hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion

May

If you go to Matanzas in May, you will notice that it is extremely warm and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat

June

If you are traveling to Matanzas in June, you will notice that it can be very hot, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage

July

July here is extremely hot and very hazy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals

August

If you vacation in Matanzas during August, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and very hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts

September

In September, Matanzas is consistently hot, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) and occasionally jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Matanzas, with several of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage

October

October here is hot, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals

November

If you visit Matanzas during November, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and very hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals

December

If you are traveling to Matanzas in December, you will notice that it is warm and very hazy. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Matanzas, Cuba

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Matanzas, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, B, C and L
  • A SIM card that works in Matanzas
  • Appropriate museum wear

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