Plan your trip to Cuba

Flights to Cuba are easy to book with Air Transat. Before planning a trip, be sure to check the schedule below, as some routes may be seasonal.

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Camagüey Cayo Coco Cayo Largo Havana Holguin Santa Clara Varadero
Bagotville Airport (YBG) Calgary International Airport (YYC) Edmonton International Airport (YEG) Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM) Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) Hamilton International Airport (YHM) London International Airport (YXU) Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) Regina International Airport (YQR) Rouyn-Noranda Airport (YUY) Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport (YXE) Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) Vancouver International Airport (YVR) Windsor Airport (YQG) Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG)
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Cuba vacations: easy, breezy flights and sunny trips to the beach

Historic architecture, a rich culture, intoxicating rhythms and miles of sandy beaches—with affordable flights to boot—Cuba has it all, Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492, the island is the largest in the Caribbean and boasts almost 6,000 km of coastline. Located at the mouth of the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba enjoys balmy sub-tropical breezes and warm, crystalline waters.

Havana, the capital

While it might be a historic city brimming with Old World charm, Havana bustles with plenty of big-city energy. Located just a few hours' drive from Varadero, Havana makes an ideal day trip. Stop by La Bodeguita del medio to try a mojito, like the ones Ernest Hemingway used to drink. Tourists should make sure to spend the evening strolling along the Malecón—an 8 km esplanade and seawall located along the Havana Harbor.

Dolphins and diving

While lounging for hours on one of the idyllic beaches in Varadero or Cayo Coco makes for a relaxing vacation, exploring what lives below those turquoise waters is a worthwhile adventure. Taking a cruise out to the coral reefs near Camaguey and swimming with dolphins in Holguin are both unique experiences that should be on everyone, to-do list.

Food, rum and cigars

A trip to Cuba wouldn’t be complete without trying out some of the excellent Cuban restaurants. Cuban cuisine is a blend of TainoSpanishAfrican and Caribbean cuisine, and is mainly composed of pork, rice, beans and spices. Try the typical ropa vieja with rice or even yuca frita. Also part of the Cuban heritage are its famous hand-rolled cigars. A visit to one of the factories will show you the detail with which each cigar is made. And last, but not least, why not bring back a bottle of some local rum? It’s some of the best in the Caribbean!

Cheap flights and packages

Your adventure begins when you book a cheap flight or a cheap package with Air Transat! Save on airfare by searching the best prices on flights and packages.

Cuba must-see destinations

Discount airfare to Cuba from Air Transat helps travelers make the most of every trip. Explore the destinations below and find out everything you need to know before planning your dream holiday.

Camaguëy (Santa Lucia)

Santa Lucia and Camagüey: A rendez-vous with history

Camaguëy is the oldest town in central Cuba and the region's main cultural attraction. If you only have time to visit one town in this area, make it Camaguëy and be sure to spend at least a day or two. It will capture your heart with its numerous architectural attractions, winding streets and relaxing atmosphere, which make it a perfect place for a stroll. Founded in 1515, it was the fourth of seven villas established by the Spanish. In the indigenous language, Camaguëy signifies "son of the tree".

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Cayo Coco & Cayo Guillermo

White sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters...

Cayo Coco is gradually becoming one of Cuba's principal tourist regions. A spectacular 17-km stretch of road runs through the marshes to Cayo Coco. In order to build the road in 1991, the swamps had to be filled with stones and dirt, and the local residents are very proud of their accomplishment. Along the way, visitors can take in the region's abundant marine life and relish the impression of being on a pilgrimage to a natural paradise.

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Cayo Largo

Cayo Largo, Cuba: all sunshine, all the time!

Well-known for having the most beautiful beaches in Cuba, Cayo Largo is a true paradise on earth, perfect for travellers who dream of tranquil beauty on a small island in a quiet corner of the Caribbean.

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Holguin

Azure waters and white sand...

Located 54 km (34 mi) from Holguín, the two fine sandy beaches of Guardalavaca attract more and more travellers each year. Every day, novice divers plunge into sea from the beaches, and more experienced ones climb aboard a boat that takes them out to the coral reef. Come nightfall, a cocktail and a romantic stroll along the beaches will quickly chase all your worries and troubles away.

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Santa Clara (Cayo Santa Maria)

Santa Clara: culture and inspiration under the Cuban sun

Santa Clara is ideal for tourists who want to add a touch of culture to their beach vacation. This charming city offers a variety of museums as well as more than 13 kilometres of beaches in nearby Cayo Santa Maria. Any kind of traveller can find something to do.

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Varadero

Top things to do in Varadero, Cuba

Varadero is a traveller’s ticket to a little piece of paradise. Located on a thin peninsula in the province of Matanzas and home to many of Cuba’s biggest resorts, this beloved city is famous for its clear blue waters and miles of unspoiled beaches. And, as one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean, it benefits from easy flights from Canada.

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Havana

Havana: Hauntingly beautiful

Havana is a city lost in time, where visitors soak up the culture the minute they get off the plane. It’s hard to imagine a place more charming. Ties to the past are everywhere but the colourful residents have a modern pride that is infectious.

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We all know that a Varadero resort can be a great place to relax, enjoy some tranquility, and have a peaceful vacation. You can leave your worries behind, and sit back with a cocktail on a beautiful beach. In and around Varadero, Cuba, there are many more things to do than sip a Cuba Libre on the beach. To learn more, read our blog.




To discover Holguin, you need to immerse yourself in the Cuban beat. Tourists will be rewarded with a spectacular urban panorama. Encircled by lush hills, Holguin gives itself completely to the viewers’ gaze, inviting them to dive right in. To learn more on what to do in Holguin, read our blog.




Wondering where to go in Cuba? You could certainly lie on a lovely beach at an all-inclusive resort and drink fabulous cocktails all day. Or you could see Cuba differently and especially Havana, through the eyes of one of the most prolific writers in history: Ernest Hemingway. Read our blog for suggestions on what to do in Havana.




If Cuba’s on your travel radar this year, read up on the precious treasures, historical monuments, vibrant music, delicious mojitos and beautiful beaches from Holguin to Havana, right on our blog.




To discover Holguin, you need to immerse yourself in the Cuban beat. Tourists will be rewarded with a spectacular urban panorama. Encircled by lush hills, Holguin gives itself completely to the viewers’ gaze, inviting them to dive right in. To learn more on what to do in Holguin, read our blog.




Cuba has evolved at a pace all its own, and the Cuban people have developed a solidarity and warmth unique to them, which they are only too happy to share. To learn more about Cuba’s legendary warmth and generosity, read our blog.

Currency

The Cuban convertible peso (CUC) is the official currency that travellers use while visiting Cuba. CUC's can only be exchanged within the country—at an airport or at a kiosk conveniently located in most hotels and resorts.

Credit cards and travelers cheques issued by American Banks and their affiliates are not accepted in Cuba (E.G: Amex, Citibank, MNBA, AAA, CAA) and pre-paid Canadian or American Credit Cards.

Taxes

From May 1, 2015, the departure tax will be paid by the airline to the Cuban authorities and will be included in the price.

Official language

Cuban Spanish is Cuba's official language, which is associated with Caribbean Spanish. Haitian Creole is the second most popular language in Cuba.

Things to remember

Remember to pack sunblock and insect repellent.

For security reasons: Satellite, GPS & Walkie-Takies are prohibited in Cuba. These devices will be confiscated by Cuban Customs upon arrival. For more information, visit www.aduana.co.cu.

Entry/exit requirements

To get information regarding passports and all necessary visas, please visit the country travel advice and advisories of the Government of Canada.

Important
- Tourist Card will be given on board the aircraft
- If your Tourist card shows scratches or corrections, or if you lose your card, you will have to pay $16 CAD (subject to change) in order to get a new card.
- You must complete both parts of your Tourist Card
Note: in the Cuba address field please enter the name of the hotel you will be staying.

Vaccines

To obtain information concerning vaccines, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada

Weather in Cuba can vary throughout the year. The chart below indicates monthly average temperatures and rainfall so travellers can plan the perfect vacation at the right time and pack accordingly.

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