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Holguin is located 680 km East from the capital, Havana. This is the third largest city in Cuba with 1,5 million inhabitants.

Columbus discovered Cuba in Gibara (Holguin) on October 27th, 1492. The international airport is located about 1 hour drive from the hotels in Guardalavaca and 2½ hours from Playa Covarrubias.

 

Weather and Climate in the province of Holguin

Cuba is an archipelago of islands in the Caribbean Sea. The Mayn island is surrounded by four island groups. These are the « Colorados » of « Sabana-Camaguey » (where you find the « Jardiness del Rey » including the islands of Cayo Coco, Cayo Guillermo, Cayo Santa Maria and many more), « Jardines de la Reina » and « Canarreos ».

The island of Cuba has an area of 105.006 km2 and is the seventeenth largest island in the world by area.

The second largest of Cuba is « Isla de la Juventud » or Island of Youth located in the south-west of Cuba with an area of 3.056 km2.

The climate of Cuba is subtropical, thanks to its proximity to the Tropic of Cancer.

The average annual temperature fluctuates between 20 and 35 º C, lowering sometimes to 10 ° C and 5 ° C in rare cases.

The eastern region (the provinces of Holguin, Granma, Santiago de Cuba and Guantamano) enjoy warmer weather than the west and the temperature variations between day and night are less accentuated.

Holguin enjoys a tropical climate where it is warm all year. The dry season is from December to April and wet season from May to November, and that's when hurricanes are most likely to occur.

During the months of December, January and February, the evenings can sometimes be cool. It is prudent to bring in your luggage long pants. A constant breeze makes the heat more bearable, especially during the wet season. We have already witnessed cold fronts that can last few days with strong winds and abnormally low temperatures. Luckily, it does not happen often and only during the winter season.

NOTE: Do not take for granted the weather forecast in the south countries, because there are frequent warnings of rain. This is normal during the wet season, because actually there are rain events, which are transient and do not last all day.

Temperature maximum (day-time) in Celsius

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

28

28

29

29

30

31

32

32

32

31

29

28

Temperature maximum (night-time) in Celsius

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

19

20

21

21

22

23

24

24

23

23

22

20

Sea temperature in Celsius

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

26

25

25

26

27

28

29

29

29

29

28

26

Average hours of sunshine

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

11.0

11.4

12.0

12.6

13.2

13.5

13.3

13.0

12.4

11.8

11.2

10.9

Monthly rainfall (mm)

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

65

41

39

55

127

96

43

65

105

164

154

78

Relative humidity (%)

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

79

77

76

74

78

81

79

80

82

83

81

80

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