Capital Havana

Population 11,239,004

Area 109,884 km2

Key facts

Cuba is a country located in Caribbean. The country has no land neighbors. The official language of Cuba is Spanish. Unfortunately, if you speak English, it might be problematic to communicate fluently unless you know Spanish.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Cuba was ranked 43rd out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Cuba is Cuban convertible peso (CUC). The peso ($) is subdivided into 100 centavo (¢).





Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Cuba is 10.09 Mbps and mobile is 8.1 Mbs.The global average is 192.75 Mbps and 130.75 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density No data available.

SIM Registration No data available.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Cuba. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines.

Type A 110 V, 60 Hz  Type B 110 V, 60 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2024, Cuba will celebrate 9 national public holidays. The next one Day before the Commemoration of the Assault of the Moncada garrison will take place on July 25.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2024 Triumph of the RevolutionTriunfo de la Revolución
January 2, 2024 Victory of Fidel CastroDía de Victoria de las Fuerzas Armadas
March 29, 2024Moving holiday Good FridayGood Friday
May 1, 2024 Labour DayDía de los trabajadores
July 25, 2024 Day before the Commemoration of the Assault of the Moncada garrisonConmemoración del asalto a Moncada
July 26, 2024 Commemoration of the Assault of the Moncada garrisonDía de la Rebeldía Nacional
July 27, 2024 Day after the Commemoration of the Assault of the Moncada garrisonConmemoración del asalto a Moncada
October 10, 2024 Independence DayDía de la Independencia
December 25, 2024 Christmas DayNavidad


What hotel chains are present in Cuba?

There are no Mariott hotels in Cuba.

There are no Hilton hotels in Cuba.

There are no IHG hotels in Cuba.

There are no Best Western hotels in Cuba.

There are no Radisson hotels in Cuba.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Cuba.

What fast food chains are present in Cuba?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Cuba.

The KFC chain does not operate in Cuba.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Cuba.

The Subway chain does not operate in Cuba.

The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Cuba.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Cuba.


What is the weather like in Havana?

Today the sun in Havana, rises at 6:43 AM and sets at 8:10 PM. The climate of Havana may be categorized as a equatorial savanna (Aw), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayMay 30Partly cloudlyLow: 25°C (77°F)High: 33°C (91.4°F)
FridayMay 31Partly cloudlyLow: 25.4°C (77.72°F)High: 34.4°C (93.92°F)
SaturdayJun 1Partly cloudlyLow: 26.6°C (79.88°F)High: 32.5°C (90.5°F)
SundayJun 2Rain showersLow: 24°C (75.2°F)High: 35.2°C (95.36°F)
MondayJun 3Rain showersLow: 24.9°C (76.82°F)High: 31.8°C (89.24°F)
TuesdayJun 4OvercastLow: 25.1°C (77.18°F)High: 33.5°C (92.3°F)

Weather data for Havana (capital city) by


Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Cuba.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are not available in Cuba.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  No data available.

Driving Side In Cuba traffic is right-handed.


Theft Occurrence Rate  No data available.

Road Traffic Casualties 8.90 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 2: Exercise increased caution. 

Emergency phones in Cuba

106 Police
104 Ambulance
104 Fire police


Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol allowance

  • two bottles of liquor

Tobacco allowance

  • one carton of cigarettes


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