Cuba in June: Weather, Travel Tips & More


Exploring Cuba is more relaxed compared to the high-season months. There are not many tourists around and the once-bustling attractions are quiet. Foot traffic around coastal areas is also sparse during this month, meaning you can get accommodation in the elegant Varadero at a bargain. Moreover, the airfare is reasonable during this time of year, giving you the perfect opportunity to stretch your itinerary and see more of this fascinating Caribbean country.

Cuba Weather in June

Top view of the resort town of Varadero, Cuba, Long beach
Get amazing accommodations for a bargain in the resort town of Varadero on your trip to Cuba in June

June is the beginning of the wet season in Cuba. Since this is the start of summer, sporadic showers and torrential storms are common, especially during the afternoon. Humidity is also higher than in other months of the year. This is particularly evident in the eastern part of Cuba, as the region is sheltered from the northerly trade winds. On the other hand, It is much cooler in the western region.

In Havana, you should expect a daily high of 30℃ and a low of 23℃. The conditions are pleasant to venture out in the evening and at night. It rains for an average of ten days throughout June. The temperature of the seas surrounding Cuba is at a tepid 27℃ this month. So swimming in the rain is always a pleasant option.

For a seasonal overview, check out our guide on the best time to visit Cuba.

Weather in Cuba in June - Rainfall and Temperatures

Avg Daily (°C)262728303132323231302827
Avg Nightly (°C)161718192122222222201918
Avg Daily (°F)78.880.682.48687.889.689.689.687.88682.480.6
Avg Nightly (°F)60.862.664.466.269.871.671.671.671.66866.264.4
Avg Rainfall (mm)201040307080507070804030

Why Visit Cuba in June

Havana Capitol building_Cuba in november
The iconic El Capitolio Nacional (National Capitol of Cuba) is one of the most symbolic architecture in Havana
Cayo Gulliermo_Cuba in November
The pristine white sand of Playa Pilar beach in Cayo Guillermo provides a stunning front-row view of the Caribbean sea

Most holidaymakers from Europe and North America avoid traveling to Cuba in June because of the weather. But budget-savvy visitors will find the cost of tours and car rental much more appealing. Plus, accommodation rates are much cheaper. Here are some more reasons why you should visit Cuba in June:

  • Big game fishing: Discover your inner Hemmingway with a game-fishing expedition at Cayo Romano or Cayo Cruz. June is the start of the Gulf Stream’s marlin run and there is plenty of big fish — along with the smaller tarpon, tuna, and sailfish around Cayo Santa Maria — in these blue waters.
  • North coast road trip: The cool trade winds of June keep the northern seaboard of Cuba cooler than the rest of the country. Hire a car and drive from Havana to Baracoa for a memorable road trip along Costanera Norte (North Coast), through Santa Clara and Remedios as well as the causeway-linked islets of Cayo Coco and Cayos de Villa Clara.
  • Carnivalesque Cuba: In late June, tour the colonial city of Trinidad as it hosts a four-day carnival — Fiestas San Juaneras — with wild horse races and parades of colorful floats. The streets of Camagüey resound to the beats of conga during the San Juan Carnival. Havana’s Golden Bolero Festival is more sedate, showcasing performances by crooners from all over Latin America.
  • Havana city sightseeing tours: The rainy weather of June is perfect to explore Havana’s indoor attractions. The city has a plethora of museums, such as Museo de la Revolución and the Museo del Ron (the Rum Museum). You can supplement your indoor explorations by touring the city streets in the 1950s American convertibles between showers.
  • Hit the beaches: You might as well make the most of the showers and get wet on the sand during your vacation in Cuba in June. Its beaches are a sublime mix of swaying palm trees and crystal white sand. Varadero and Cayo Coco have been regularly voted as Cuba’s best beaches, but pretty much any sandy strip of coastline will be perfect during this month. You may want to take a looks at our Cuban beach tours.

Where to Go and What to Do

View of the Caribbean sea water in the rock coast - Bay of Pigs, Cuba
If you're a thrill-seeker, you may want to explore the Bay of Pigs on your tour to Cuba in June

Humid and rainy weather means June is not a month for hiking or bicycle tours. But this is also a great time for ocean adventures. Plan a snorkeling or sea-kayak trip to places such as Playa Giron and the infamous Bay of Pigs. Else, submerge yourself entirely with a live-aboard Scuba-diving package to Isla de la Juventud or Jardines de la Reina. In Havana, the International Corhabana Choir Festival honors Cuba’s strong tradition of choral singing with performances by an international selection of choirs along with choral workshops and torchlight street choirs.

The rainy June weather is also perfect for taking an afternoon siesta (in accordance with local traditions), or for simply lounging on a verandah with a Cuban cigar and a rum cocktail to keep you company. Experience some of Cuba’s best festivals, enjoy its beautiful beaches, take an epic coastal road trip or try your hand at fishing. There are plenty of things to see and do in Cuba in June, notwithstanding the weather. Fewer tourists mean a more relaxed holiday experience with more time and peace of mind. Plus, travel and hotel fares are cheaper too.

Need help with planning? If yes, then reach out to our local travel experts who can devise a customized itinerary to Cuba for you. Alternatively, you can take a look at our Cuba tours in June.

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