island's tropical climate the tourist should wear light clothes
(made of cotton or rayon), short pants, over sized shirts, sleeveless
pullovers, caps, sunglasses and comfortable shoes for frequent
walks. Cuba not only exhibits places of tourist interest but also
offers plenty of historic spots.
Mornings are usually cool; the
temperature rises at noon and reaches a peak around 2 o'clock
in the afternoon. You should dress casually during the day,
especially if you are walking around the city. Protecting sun
creams are very useful; you will not have to go to the beaches
to get a tan.
In April-May and October-November
it often rains heavily in the late afternoon around 5pm. Although
these showers are short lived, they are relatively intense.
Bring and umbrella if you intend to walk around at this time
of the day in these months.
Toiletries are exorbitantly expensive
here. Try and bring enough shampoo, shaving foam and blades,
deodorant, etc. Also, film, batteries and video cassettes are
very expensive and it worthwhile bringing a good supply.
Always drink bottled or boiled
water. Cuban's are deceivingly immune to the microbes that will
make you sick.
It is advisable to bring some formal
clothes for concerts, restaurants, ballet and other evenings
out that require elegance. Cultural life in Havana is very intense,
painting exhibits, theatre functions, and concerts by the National
Symphonic or other Orchestras, excellent dancing performances.
If you intend to walk often, bring
some soft walking shoes.
Bring some mosquito repellent.
They are quite savage here...An iron & hairdryer if you will