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

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

When to go to Varadero, Cuba

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

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

January

January in this region 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:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses

February

February in this region 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:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion

March

If you vacation in Varadero during March, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot 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 high 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 once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses

April

If you vacation in Varadero 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:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

May

Traveling to Varadero in May, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear

June

If you visit Varadero during June, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s 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 a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion

July

July for Varadero is consistently hot and very hazy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage

August

If you vacation in Varadero during August, you are likely to find that it is really 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:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

September

If you vacation in Varadero during September, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s 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 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts

October

October 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:

  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella

November

If you visit Varadero during November, you are likely to find that it is hot 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:

  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion

December

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Varadero, 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 Varadero
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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