It's no secret to anyone that Cuba has some of the most beautiful weather found anywhere in the world, with reliable sunshine and warm temperatures that barely fluctuate throughout the year. That being said, no place is perfect and certain times of the year do tend to be more pleasant than others. The peak of the humid summer heat might be too much for the average Brit to take while the rainy season in May tends to be short-lived and leave a trail of rainbows behind. Read on to discover more about the weather in Cuba to help you decide when to travel or prepare ahead of your holiday.

Cuba Quick Facts


Capital
Havana
Area
110 860 km² (almost half of UK)
Population
11 242 628 hab.
Language
Spanish
Currency
Cuban Pesos (CUP)
Electricity
110 v / 60 Hz
Dial code
53
Time zone
GMT -5 hours

Events and festivals in Cuba

With such a rich culture and such a myriad of international influences, Cuba plays host to a wealth of events, celebrations, carnivals and festivals that take place all throughout the year. Whilst some are fixed and happen periodically every year or every few years, others are unique one-off shows, festivities and events that you can only experience once.

In this section we aim to compile all of the island’s brightest, most famous events and festivals, as well as the smaller affairs, catering to more specific interests, such as book fairs, art exhibits and so on. On top of this, we also want to include all the latest one-off experiences to be had on the island as they are announced and developed.

Index

Music

  1. Havana Jazz Plaza Festival

    Also known as the Havana International Jazz Festival takes place every year in December, with the exact dates announced well in advance each year. The festivities usually unfold over a week full of outdoor and indoor concerts held all throughout Havana. It is one of the biggest and most internationally acclaimed annual events in Cuba, with people coming from all over the world to enjoy the talent of Cuba's outstanding jazz musicians, including the legendary, several times Grammy award winner, Chucho Valdes.

  2. Havana Jo Jazz

    This is Havana International Jazz Festival's younger sibling and celebrates the talent of Cuba's youngest Jazz artists. This is a competition where the youngest jazz players in the island battle it out to be crowned winner. It's a passionate, vivacious and zesty spectacle to behold. Jazz aficionados, celebrities and music lovers all flock down to Havana in November to attend this event, enjoy the concerts, the contests and the soulful jamming sessions. Havana Jo Jazz takes place in numerous venues across the city over the course of four to five days.

  3. Les Voix Humaines Festival - with its first edition celebrated in 2015 and a slogan that reads “a perfect marriage of intelligent music” this festival replaced the former Leo Brouwer Chamber Music Festival (Festival Leo Brouwer de Musica de Camara) as a continuation of it that now extends to include a much wider scope of music genres. Created, coordinated and organised by accomplished Cuban musician Leo Brouwer himself, this annual event usually takes place in October and features a long line-up of national and international musicians and singers who come to Havana to give special performances and concerts over the course of a week or two, depending on the duration of the festival.

  4. Festival de la Trova Longina

    An annual event celebrated in the memory of one of the pioneers of traditional Cuban trova, Manuel Corona. The event is celebrated in the troubadour's home town of Caibarien, in Villa Clara and is named alter one of its most famous songs: Longina. Every year, Cuban troubadours from different generations gather to give concerts, arrange theoretical meetings and informal get-togethers. They also make a pilgrimage to the cemetery where Manuel Corona is buried to pay their respects. If you want a taste of traditional Cuban music this yearly event is as authentic as it gets.

  5. International Electroacoustic Music Festival

    Celebrated annually since 1981 and formerly called the Varadero Spring Festival, this annual musical event celebrates electroacoustic music and sees the most talented Cuban musicians take to the stage to perform and engage with the audience. Nowadays the event gathers musicians from all over the world and gives Cuban musicians a chance to showcase their avant-garde works to an international audience. It takes place every March in Varadero.

  6. International Pepe Sanchez Trova Festival

    This is a cultural event as much as it is a musical one and it celebrates traditional Cuban trova in memory of the father of Cuban trova: Jose (Pepe) Sanchez. The festival is held in Pepe Sanchez' birthplace of Santiago de Cuba and takes place every 19th March, to commemorate the anniversary of his birth.

  7. Festival Internacional Boleros de Oro

    For true bolero fans, Cuba annually celebrates this musical event, taking place over the course of four of five days and gathering stars of these music genres. Performances from national and international Bolero singers are usually staged in Havana or Santiago de Cuba, but some editions have extended the festival to other provinces like Pinar del Rio, Villa Clara, Cienfuegos, Camaguey, Holguin and Guantanamo.

  8. Esteban Salas Early Music Festival (Festival de Musica Antigua Esteban Salas)

    Celebrating the genre known as "early music" which comprises Medieval, Baroque and Renaissance music, this festival in Cuba is named after Cuba's earliest known music composer, Esteban Salas. Annually celebrated on dates surrounding Salas' birthday on 25th December, the festival sees a number of concerts staged all over Old Havana, mainly in old churches like Iglesia de Paula and the Basilica Menor del Convento de San Francisco de Asis.

  9. Havana Drum Festival (Memorial Guillermo Barreto Percussion Festival)

    Taking place every March, this festival celebrates percussion music with a series of concerts held in a space of one to two weeks in different venues across Havana. The event includes lectures, concerts, competitions, guest speeches and meetings. It's a tribute to one of Cuba's percussion cult figures, Guillermo Barreto.

  10. Cubadisco

    This is Cuba's premier music awards shows, often regarded as the Cuban Grammys and they are usually held in Havana. Drawing from an incredibly rich musical heritage the International Cubadisco Fair looks to bring national and international attention to Cuba's recording industry. The festival includes a series of concerts, galas, symposia, exhibits and recitals. With a theme that changes yearly, Cubadisco is usually celebrated on the month of May over the course of five to 10 days in a variety of venues across Havana.

  11. Havana World Music Festival

    One of the most recently created festivals founded in 2014, this annual event is born out of a project aiming to promote cultural diversity in Cuba through music. Gathering artists from all over the world and all over the island for two nights of great music staged right in front of the iconic Malecon, this is fantastic event to attend. Expect an intense programme packed with performances from start to end.

  12. International Corhabana Choir Festival

    Celebrated every two years for over a decade, this event sees a series of choral concerts taking over Havana and treating audiences to special performances from local and international choir groups. The festival is usually celebrated in the month of July.

  13. Festival Internacional de Rap/ International Havana Hip Hop and Rap Festival

    Celebrating Cuba's underground music and hip hop scene, this annual festival takes place in August and is always celebrated in Havana's residential suburb of Alamar. The festival includes concerts with guest artists from all over the world coming to perform and occasionally also incorporates dancing, graffiti or film viewings.

  14. Matamoros Son Festival

    Paying homage to Cuba's much loved genre of "son" (made popular by the likes of the Buenavista Social Club and Eliades Ochoa) this festival is celebrated biannually in its birthplace of Santiago de Cuba. Named after one of the big names of Cuban son performers, Miguel Matamoros, this event kicks off in October and includes a series of concerts, workshops, lectures, dances and a dance competiton as well as book and CD launches. Casa de la Trova and Teatro Heredia are the main venues.

  15. Festival Internacional de Coros (International Choir Festival)

    Arriving to the city of Santiago de Cuba every November, this festival attracts a number of strong international choir groups who flock to Cuba's eastern city for a cultural crossover. The festival includes concerts and workshops that take place over the course of two to three days.

  16. Festival de Arte Benny More (a.k.a. Festival Internacional de la Musica Popular "Benny More"

    Celebrated in Santiago de Cuba this biannual event is named after one of Cuba's most loved singers; the great Benny More. A series of concerts, lectures and exhibitions are simultaneously held at the two cities Benny More loved the most and sang about: San Jose de las Lajas (his birthplace) and Cienfuegos. Taking place in the month of August to coincide with More's birthday, the festival extends beyond music to include other cultural events as theatre and dance performances, literature projects and visual arts.

  17. Festival Pina Colada

    Celebrating fusion music in Cuba's central province of Ciego de Avila, this annual event gathers Cuban musical talents from all genres who use the festival as a platform to stage concerts and connect with the audience. From rock to jazz, salsa, timba and "la nueva trova" to every other contemporary music genre in between; all are welcome in this fun festival which takes place in early April.

  18. Festival de Musica de Camara (April)

    This festival has been suspended until further notice.

  19. Cuba Electronic Music Festival Rotilla

    Founded in 1998 as a spontaneous rave between friends this music gig quickly grew to become Cuba's biggest festival, attracting more and more people over the years (a record number of 20,000 in 2010). It was named after the beach in which the first festival was held, Playa Rotilla, but because of capacity limitation the festival was later moved to Jibacoa, a much larger beach. While it started off featuring purely electronic music, it evolved over time to include a wider variety of music genres. Because of logistic problems it has been suspended since 2011, but its creators are fighting to put it back on the calendar soon. Watch this space.

Art

  1. Havana Biennial Art Exhibition (Bienal de la Habana)

    Embracing contemporary art from all corners of the world and showcasing the very best from local artists, this art exhibition takes over the capital city every two years. Dressing Havana in vibrant colours with strategically placed open air exhibitions and displaying innovative art pieces inside some of the city's most prestigious art galleries, this is Cuba's biggest art event. Each edition has a different central theme and comprises workshops, lectures and live performances.

  2. Festival de las Artes

    An event created by Cuba's Superior Institute of Arts (ISA) this art festival is done by young artists who are university students and includes theatre, music shows, dance, painting and other forms of artistic expressions. Competitions, conferences, exhibitions, master classes and workshops are all part of the event and they allow interaction between ISA university students and the public audience. The festival is held in spring, usually in March.

  3. Festival del Caribe (Festival of Fire)

    Taking place each year in Santiago de Cuba and held during the first weeks of July, this festival is a colourful celebration of Caribbean culture and heritage with an array of dance performances, street parades, exhibitions, workshops and street activities. A celebration not to be missed; dancers in vibrant costumes take over the city in a flurry of music and colour.

  4. Folkcuba

    Held twice every year for a fortnight, the International Folklore Laboratories (Laboratorios Internacionales de Folklore) transforms Havana into an open school where the Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba gives lessons to the general public and lets them into the secrets of folkloric Cuban dances accompanied by live music from Cuban percussionists. These public lessons traditionally start on the third Monday of January and the first Monday of July.

  5. Habanarte

    With a slogan that roughly translates to "All art forms in one place" this colourful festival packs an incredibly varied cultural agenda with a series of events popping out all over the capital. Celebrated in September every year, this festival makes Havana the cradle of Cuban culture for 10 days of concerts, exhibitions, film showings, music and dancing performances, plays, master classes, workshops and so much more.

Cinema

  1. Havana Film Festival (Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano)

    Also called Festival of New Latin American Cinema, this is one of the biggest, most attended and most internationally acclaimed events in Cuba. Celebrating Latin American cinema and promoting the work of Latin American film-makers, this festival gathers hundreds of film directors and rewards their master pieces with the prestigious Coral awards, which are given in the categories of: film, documentary, animation, first work, direction and cinematography. The festival is held every year in December and you'll see cinemas and theatres packed as Havana shows the varied and creative works of a variety of Latin American directors. Celebrities like Jack Nicholson, Steven Spielberg, Robert de Niro and Pedro Almodovar have all attended the Havana Film Festival.

  2. Festival Internacional de Cine Pobre (International Low-Budget Film Festival)

    Having garnered much success and gathered international attention since its launch, this festival went through a four-year hiatus but is now firmly back on the calendar by popular demand. Celebrated in the small and picturesque town of Gibara in Cuba's eastern province of Holguin, the festival became an overnight success since its launch in 2003. It's celebrated every April and gathers amateur film-makers who come to present their works in the hope of winning prizes, the biggest of which is 15,000 euros given in cash or as filming equipment. This is Cuba's hippest, alternative, retro film event.

  3. Memorial Santiago alvarez International Documentary Festival

    Dedicated to highlighting the role of documentaries in Cuban and international cinema, this event started out as a national festival but soon attracted the attention of foreign film-makers from Europe, Latin America and the U.S. The festival is held in March every year and includes a competition, parallel screenings, theoretical discussions and the exchange of ideas and opinions among film-makers.

  4. Muestra Joven

    This independent film event gathers Cuba's youngest film-makers from March to April every year. Awards are given to young directors and script writers under 35 in the categories of feature film, animation, documentary, poster and music. The festival aims to encourage the talent of new film-makers as well as raise awareness about the potential of Cuba's youngest, most talented. Film screening.

Dance

  1. International Ballet Festival of Havana

    Cuba's oldest, most prestigious dance event and its most highly regarded internationally, the Festival Internacional de Ballet de la Habana is celebrated biannually to the delight of the hundreds of people that come to attend its week-long performances staged at different venues across Havana. You'd be in great luck to catch one of the festival performances as tickets are very cheap by international standards and the quality of Cuban ballet is simply outstanding, producing internationally acclaimed dancers like Carlos Acosta. The ballet festival is held between late November and early December.

  2. Habana Vieja, Ciudad en Movimiento (Old Havana: City in Motion)

    A fun event to attend, this is a street dancing festival that takes over the streets of Old Havana every April. Also called International Dance Festival in Urban Landscapes, various street shows are staged in the space of four to five days. Expect a flood of colourful costumes invading the old part of the city where visitors can witness impromptu dance performances in parks, squares, streets, old houses and even museums.

  3. Festival La Huella de Espana

    With a name that roughly translates to Festival of the Spanish Trail/ Footprint, this dance festival pays homage to the legacy of Spanish culture in Cuba by hosting a series of Spanish dance performances with a Cuban accent. The festival includes a variety of flamenco dancing and singing performances from Cuban and Spanish dance companies as well as solo artists, dance groups and music groups. It's celebrated every year in April.

  4. Timbalaye Festival Internacional de Rumba Cubana (Timbalaye International Cuban Rumba Festival)

    Celebrating and honouring the African influence in Cuban music this festival presents a colourful display of rumba, salsa and Afro-Cuban dance performances. The event also includes popular dance competitions, singing and percussion courses, theatre and dance performances and prizes are awarded to the best rumba dancer, group, singer and conga player (as well as to the best essay on Cuban rumba). Timbalaye is usually celebrated in the summer month but its exact date varies from year to year.

  5. Caribbean Dance Biennial

    This lively feast of music and dance honours contemporary choreographic art in the Caribbean. It's celebrated in Havana, in the month March and it's held every two years. It gathers a variety of artists from various Caribbean destinations.

Literature

  1. Feria Internacional del Libro (International Book Fair)

    This is the biggest literature event of its kind in all of Cuba, where book fairs take over various places in Havana, but most notably on the Morro Cabana fortress, which virtually becomes a gigantic library with books of all literary genres and for all ages. Celebrated each year in February, a Guest Country of Honour is chosen as the main theme and the fair is dedicated to one or two writers. Most books are sold in Spanish but some books either written in English or translated into English are also to be found. Lectures, workshops, shows for children and book signings are also part of the festival.

  2. Festival Internacional de Poesia de la Habana (Havana's International Poetry Festival)

    Even when its names suggests this event is celebrated in Havana, it is also held in other provinces but the main festival is always celebrated in the capital over the course of a week with a full programme that includes recitals, exhibitions, readings and awards ceremonies. It is usually held between May and June.

Performing Arts

  1. Havana Theatre Festival

    One of the island's most loved events, this biannual festival held in Havana dresses the city in a flurry of theatre performances held at numerous venues and including street dramatisations, puppet theatre, theatre for children and dance performances. It's celebrated in late October or early November.

  2. Camaguey's Theatre Festival

    Much like the one in Havana, Camaguey's Theatre Festival is held every two years, also in October or November and it sees a good number of plays and theatrical performances staged at various venues throughout the capital city of Puerto Principe.

  3. Jornada Nacional de Teatro Callejero

    With a name that translates to Round of National Street Theatre, this festival was first created in Matanzas but is now celebrated across various provinces nationwide. Numerous street theatre performances are organised during the duration of the festival which usually takes place over three to four days and includes games, circus performances and dramatic shows which are all presented in parks, squares and main city streets. The festival is celebrated every two years usually in spring (March to April).

Religion

  1. Trinidad Way of the Cross Procession

    The biggest religious procession in Cuba, and one that gathers people from all over the country, including those who no longer reside in the island and who come here just to attend this event, the Holy Friday procession in Trinidad sees long crowds of faithful Catholics making their way down through the winding cobblestone streets until reaching the Cristo de la Veracruz, who is believed to be miraculous. A traditional ceremony involves worshippers lining up to kiss to the Christ during mass whilst asking for miracles.

  2. San Lazaro

    Every 17th December Cuba witnesses the largest annual religious pilgrimage made by Catholics and Yoruba faith believers alike, as the Saint Lazarus which they come to worship is a mix of the sick beggar whose sores are licked by dogs in the Bible (Luke 16:19 – 31) and Babalu-Aye, a Yoruba deity and god of leprosy, venereal diseases and skin. The pilgrimage is as peculiar as the Saint they come to see and many people start their pilgrimage on 15th and 16th December, making the long way to the Church of Rincon on their knees or barefeet.

Political

  1. 26 July Celebrations

    These are held in memory of those who lost their lives in the Moncada Barracks Attack of 1953, which failed but paved the way for Fidel Castro's triumph over Batista. A series of organised marches take to the streets with 26th July flags and banners, in remembrance of the unsuccessful attack that marked an important step in the history of Cuban Revolution.

  2. CDR Anniversary

    Every 28th September, neighbours gather around the streets in Cuba to celebrate the anniversary of the formation of CDR (Comites de Defensa Revolucionario) which are a network of neighbourhood committees created to promote the social welfare of each block and, in the past, to report on "counter-revolutionary" activity. These street parties give tourists a once-in-a-lifetime chance to taste the traditional "caldosa" or "ajiaco", a soup-like broth that presides over these celebrations and which is prepared on a large pot or cauldron lighted by a bonfire.

  3. 1st of May Day

    This is one of Cuba's biggest festivities, celebrated everywhere islandwide. In Cuba the first day in May marks International Workers' Day and as such it is a national holiday in which workers take to the streets to join large crowds marching through the city's largest avenues. The biggest marches take place in Havana's Revolution Square, where special musical and cultural shows are held.

  4. 1st of January Celebrations

    New Year's Day has double significance in Cuba and is celebrated not only for welcoming the new year but also because it marks the anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution. Street celebrations are held all over the country and dozens of concerts take over Havana on the first day of the year.

  5. La Marcha de las Antorchas (March of the Torches)

    Every 27th January, on the eve of the anniversary of the birth of Cuba's most important revolutionary and philosophical figure; Jose Marti, (nacional hero and apostle of the nation) members of Cuba's Federation of University Students (FEU) take to the streets with makeshift torches, lighting their way towards the Fragua Martiana in Centro Habana. The march starts at the long staircase of the University of Havana.

  6. Havana Foundation Celebration

    This festivity celebrates the foundation of Havana as a city in 1519. Every 16th November people gather around El Templete, a tiny neo-classical structure built in the 19th century, to commemorate the first Mass and council held here on that very day back in 1519. Each year habaneros celebrate the anniversary of the city with a series of special events, the quirkiest of which is the tradition of walking three times around the ceiba tree planted at the entrance of El Templete.

  7. Jornada Cubana Contra la Homofobia (Gay Pride Parade)

    One of the newest festivities celebrated in Cuba, the Cuban Journey Against Homophobia sees a flutter of colourful marches take to the streets as proud members of the island's gay community celebrate, dance and dress up. The parades are celebrated every year on different dates in May to coincide with the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

Carnivals

  1. Trinidad Carnival (Fiestas San Juaneras)

    The biggest celebration of its kind in the small but legendary town of Trinidad the traditional Fiesta de San Juan or Carnaval de San Juan is celebrated over a month-long of festivities, which in some areas extends up to two months. Celebrations kick off on 30th May with customes, dances, shows and religious procesions taking place over the course of several days. Elaborate floats compete against each other, a Queen and Dames are crowned and different comparsas take centre stage all over the streets. June is definitely a fantastic month to visit Trinidad.

  2. Camaguey Carnival (San Juan Camagueyano)

    One of the four cities in Cuba that celebrates a fully-fledged carnival, the one in Camaguey runs from 24th to 29th June every year. For a whole week exhuberant parades and floats take to the streets while vibrantly dressed musicians and dancers move to the sound of the beating drums. Diablitos or "little devils" appear from seemingly nowhere to scare the crowds jumping from one place to another while stalls sell traditional snacks.

  3. Santiago de Cuba Carnival

    The best, biggest, brightest carnival celebrated in all of Cuba, the Santiago de Cuba Carnaval has a reputation like no other and no one that sees it ever forgets it. Every July the whole of Santiago turns into one massive street party where ornate floats with beautiful scantily-dressed ladies in shiny costumes leading the way. Years and years of tradition have seen this carnival grow and evolve into one Cuba's most loved public parties. With non-stop dancing, pulsating beats, evoking dramatisations, amazing choreographies and a great variety of entertainment comino at you from every corner, carnival time is definitely the time to be in Santiago!

  4. Havana Carnival

    Much smaller than its eastern cousin in Santiago de Cuba and much less famous, the Havana Carnaval still has plenty of charm to seduce and get your body shaking to the infectious rhythms of comparsas with their hypnotic trumpets and beating drums. With changing dates that are announced each year, the Havana Carnival is celebrated each summer, usually in July or August.

  5. Romerias de Mayo

    Once upon a time these festivities had only a religious meaning in the Christian calendar and they continue to be celebrated in Holguin as they were years before but now taking an altogether more artistic meaning. Every May, the tradition of putting a cross in the highest elevations around the city is still in place and many still carry a pilgrimage towards the cross of Antonio de la Alegria, but this event is now mixed with a variety of performances, shows and concerts which transform Holguin into the Capital of Young Art.

  6. Charangas de Bejucal

    Celebrated in the old provincial town of Bejucal the origins of this festivity are closely related to the Midnight Mass celebrated around Christmas Eve (Misa del Gallo) during a time in which slaves where given the day off and they danced around the church with their African rhythms. Over time the celebration grew to include non-slaves and it eventually became a musical battle with two conga groups competing against each other. A competition that lives on till' this very day and which is incredibly fun to witness as you judge who plays the loudest drums and builds the most beautiful float.

  7. Parrandas de Remedios

    Peculiar not only for the exuberant flair of its festivities but also for the tiny ancient town in which it's celebrated (the eigth oldest city in Cuba) the Parrandas de Remedio are legendary for their spectacular light shows, ornate floats and bright costumes. It's celebrated every year on Christmas Eve and is considered Cuba's oldest festivity. It's also the only one in the island to feature firework displays.

Sports

  1. Ernest Hemingway International Billfishing Tournament (may or june)

    One of the biggest and most popular international sporting events in Cuba celebrated annually, this fishing tournament is named after the award-winning American novelist, Ernest Hemingway who lived in Cuba for long periods of time and who was an accomplished fisherman. The tournament is held at Havana's Marina Hemingway, inviting participants from all over the world and taking place in May or June.

  2. Gran Torneo de Cuba Golf

    Taking place every April and hosted on Varadero Golf Club, this prestigious competition invites golf players from the world over to come and try their luck at winning the tournament. Open to professional and amateur players, the competition normally takes place over two to three days.

  3. Marabana Marathon

    Held every November, the Havana marathon sees up to 5,000 runners from over 70 countries participating in a 42-kilometre scenic race through the city's main avenues and streets, including the panoramic Malecon.. Winners are awarded in various categories, including one for disabled participants.

  4. Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope

    Taking place all over the country, but mainly in Havana, Cuba has a greater participation in this charity run than any other country in the world, with up to 2 million people showing up to fight against cancer. This is an inspirational event where people walk, run, roll or push their way to live up to the ideals of the great Terry Fox, the Canadian athlete whose right leg was amputated due to cancer, but who continued running to raise awareness about the disease.

A bit of everything

  1. International Craft Fair

    Also called by its initials, FIART (Feria Internacional de Artesania), this is one of the largest artisan fairs you'll ever see, displaying a huge variety of crafts from all over Latin America. Craftsmen and craftswomen from Peru, Mexico, Guatemala and Ecuador come here to sell their wares and handmade pieces, creating a unique collection that makes for hours of browsing. Held each year in Havana's PABEXPO centre, there are usually over 300 stands to go through, so it will take you more than a day to see it all but the opportunities of snatching quality items fairly priced are truly unique.

  2. Festival del Habano

    Held every February this is the largest, most prestigious international gathering of cigar enthusiasts in the world. Cigar smokers and connoisseurs flock down to Havana to pay tribute to Cuba's finest cigar: the Habano. A commercial fair is usually held alongside the festival as is a series of seminars, visits to cigar factories, Habano sommelier contests and a gala evening.

  3. International Underwater Photography Competition, Fotosub Colony (April)

    This is an underwater photograph competition open to anyone and everyone who wants to participate. Amateur and professional photographers can all enter and try their best at capturing the best images of Cuba's rich and colourful submarine flora and fauna. The competition is usually held between April and June.

  4. TURNAT Nature Tourism Event

    Aiming to promote and further develop nature tourism in Cuba, this annual even traditionally held in September raises awareness about Cuba's natural riches with a series of activities and programmes that include visiting natural sites, following tobacco routes and inspecting infrastructure for eco-tourism and adventure tourism in the island.

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