Cuba, located just 90 miles from Key West, is becoming a popular travel destination for Florida yachts. The island has a reliable nautical infrastructure with 20 marinas and nautical centers all around Cuba. Nautical centers offer boaters a variety of services and amenities. With a visit to a Florida yacht dealer, you can plan a great boating adventure to the island of Cuba.
Cuba’s climate is tropical with two distinct seasons. The winter season, November to May, is dry with average temperatures of 77 degrees Fahrenheit, while the summer season, May to November, has abundant rainfall and average temperatures of 82 degrees. The summer wet season often has heavy rains in the late afternoon with strong winds.
Cuba has a beautiful coastline with off-lying islands that invite adventure and exploration. The architecture and culture of the island offers visitors a look back in time since many buildings and customs haven’t changed in hundreds of years. Havana, Cuba’s capital city, and Trinidad are renowned for their beautiful architecture, scenic landscapes and historic culture.
Havana is a city captured in time. Whether you enjoy exploring old museums, cathedrals and open-air bazaars, or listening to salsa music under the stars, Havana offers something for everyone. You can stroll through Old Square, Plaza Vieja, to see exquisite examples of colorful colonial buildings, visit the Catedral de San Cristóbal in Old Havana, or enjoy a afternoon on the Walk El Malecón, the famous walkway that borders the ocean. No trip to Cuba is complete without a tour of the La Corona Cigar Factory to see how the best Cuban cigars are made. If you travel to Havana in February, you can attend the annual Cigar Festival that attracts cigar enthusiasts from around the world.
Trinidad is Cuba’s best preserved heritage site with colonial towns constructed with brightly colored buildings in bright yellows, blues, and pinks and quaint cobblestone streets. You can explore small alleys where you’ll find unique shops, vintage American cars, and tiny restaurants with authentic Cuban food. The city is located in the center of Cuba, about four hours away from Havana and only 15 minutes from the white sandy beaches of Playa Ancon on the Caribbean Sea. The best views of the Trinidad countryside are found at the the radio tower. If you hike to the top of the hill, you can see Trinidad and the sugar plantations in the nearby Valle de los Ingenios.