Havana lies on the northern coast of Cuba, south of the Florida Keys in the Caribbean. The Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean pour into the bay that feeds Havana’s three harbours: Marimelena, Guanabacoa, and Atares. The city rests on low hills gently rising from the straits. The heights of La Cabana and El Morro are the top-elevated areas of the city, with sites of colonial fortifications overlooking the eastern bay. Havana is the cultural centre of Cuba featuring a wide variety of historical buildings and free cultural activities. There are many museums and art galleries featuring relics and collections that are preservations of old Cuban culture. Ballet is also quite popular, with dancing in general holding an important place in the heart of Cubans. Havana is the home of the National Ballet of Cuba and the International Ballet Festival.
The best time to find cheap flights to Havana Cuba is between December and May when the skies are the clearest. Even with layovers, passengers can find cheap flights to Havana from anywhere in the world.
Havana is much like the rest of Cuba in that it has a tropical savanna climate that closely borders a tropical monsoon climate. This is good news for travellers since hurricanes only occasionally hit the island, and, even then, they usually hit the southern coast. Temperatures range from 22 ºC in January and 28 ºC in August. The consistently tropical weather makes flights to Havana Cuba desirable year-round.
Jose Marti International Airport
The primary Havana Cuba airport is the Jose Marti International Airport. The Havana airport is about 11 kilometers south of the city centre in the municipality of Boyeros. It is also the main hub for Cuba’s flagship airline, Cubana de Aviacion, making it the country’s main international and domestic gateways. The Havana Cuba airport connects the island with the rest of the Caribbean; North, Central, and South America; Europe; and one stop in Africa. Jose Marti has three passenger terminals with the latter two serving international flights. Services include paid internet access, enclosed smoking areas, large public lounges, two VIP lounges, a pharmacy, and a children’s play area. There only a small number of shops and eateries in the Havana airport, but departing travellers can have one last chance to buy Cuban cigars. Travel to the city centre from the facility is accommodated by chartered shuttle buses, taxis, public buses, or car rentals. There is short- and long-term paid parking, with lots dedicated to each terminal.