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Best time to visit Varadero, Caribbean, Cuba

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The best time to visit Varadero is January-April

Varadero can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, January-April is the best time to go.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 34℃ (93℉) in the middle of the day. The average low temperatures in winter float around 20℃ (67℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about 18℃ (64℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Varadero in July, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. The wet season in Varadero falls around September, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in March instead.

By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Varadero. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools you’ll ever need to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

March

Most daylight

July

Varadero seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Varadero as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Varadero is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Varadero

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Varadero for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Varadero climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Varadero for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Varadero in January

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 14 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Varadero in January, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Varadero in February

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 10 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Varadero in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Varadero in March

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Varadero in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Varadero in April

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 14 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Varadero in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Varadero in May

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 108mm (4") over 20 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Varadero in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Varadero in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 88mm (3") over 23 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Varadero in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Varadero in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 87mm (3") over 22 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Varadero in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Varadero in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 114mm (5") over 25 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Varadero in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Varadero in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 121mm (5") over 26 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Varadero in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

Varadero in October

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 90mm (4") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Varadero in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Varadero in November

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 15 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Varadero in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Varadero in December

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 12 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Varadero in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Varadero is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 32℃ (89℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Varadero is generally around March. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in March first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Varadero is generally around September, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of September too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Varadero, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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