Averages for Havana in July

July weather in Havana is known to be hot and humid. During the months of July and August the humidity in Havana reaches a peak that can be uncomfortable for those unaccustomed to the Caribbean climate.

Tourists during this time of year should be prepared for the high temperatures and the chance of hurricanes. However, these weather elements means there are far fewer visitors to the Cuban capital during the month of July, and that can equal discounts and savings to those who do choo...

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Averages for Havana in July

  Temperature 27°C

81°F

Low Temperature 22°C

72°F

  High Temperature 32°C

90°F

  Sunshine Hours 11 hrs
  Chance of Sunny Day 40 %
  Rainfall 50mm
  Rainfall days 12 days
  Chance of Rain 60 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 20 %
  Sea Temperature 29°C

84°F

Averages for Havana in July

July weather in Havana is known to be hot and humid. During the months of July and August the humidity in Havana reaches a peak that can be uncomfortable for those unaccustomed to the Caribbean climate.

Tourists during this time of year should be prepared for the high temperatures and the chance of hurricanes. However, these weather elements means there are far fewer visitors to the Cuban capital during the month of July, and that can equal discounts and savings to those who do choose to make a visit.

There are still a number of sunny days in Havana throughout July, and some visitors during the month could see little to no precipitation. July has the highest average daily hours of sunlight out of the year, with an average 11 hours of sunlight per day. There is an average 50 mm of precipitation throughout the month, and overall July has an average 12 wet days each year.

Despite the chance of clouds and high humidity, the semi-tropical climate of Havana is alleviated by the trade winds that blow throughout the summer; even the highest humidity and hottest temperatures of July are slightly softened by this breeze.

July is the hottest month of the year in Havana, and the heat can be stifling and brutal during the midday peak. For visitors who want to enjoy outdoor activities, sports and spend endless days wandering Old Havana, this is not the best time to visit, with an average temperature of 27°C (81°F).

The average high temperature in July can reach a stifling 32°C (90°F).  The midday heat can be unbearable and most visitors will want to escape either indoors or under the shade of a nearby paladar, which are traditional Cuban restaurants. Thankfully, after sunset the temperature does drop, and the average low temperature for the month is 22°C (72°F).

The Gulf of Mexico turns to bathwater during the month of July. The sea temperature reaches 29°C (84°F), and will continue to rise throughout August to reach an average of 30°C (86°F) for that month.

Where to Stay

For some, the heat that builds throughout the summer months in Havana is unbearable, and a summer holiday to Havana requires a few days away from the city center. The all-inclusive and adult-only Memories Breezes Jibacoa is a mere 45 minutes by taxi or hired car from Old Havana, and for those seeking tranquility and relief from the July heat and humidity it is worth every minute. While this resort is located between Havana and the popular resort destination of Varadero it is truly away from it all in the middle of 7 hectares of vegetation.  However, with dive packages, on-site dining options, 5 bars, water sports and a nightclub all on the property, guests are sure to be entertained dawn till dusk and vice versa.

Despite the luxury and ease that is offered at Cuba’s many all-inclusive resorts, most visitors to Havana are seeking more than just the gorgeous beaches, and they want their accommodation to make it easy to visit both city and beach. Hotel del Tejadillo is a short walk from Bahía de la Habana, for a day at the beach, and only 9 minutes from Havana’s lively and central Plaza Vieja. The location of the Hotel del Tejadillo is ideal for those visitors who want to see and experience it all while in Havana.

Visitors who are looking for a budget option within Old Havana should consider Hostal Valencia. The adorable and cozy patio offers a great retreat from the July heat and some of the 10 rooms have a private terrace for evening drinks or morning coffee.

What to Do

A visit to the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Arte Universal) is a great way to get out of the July heat. The The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes has a wide-range of exhibits and pieces on display. It is possible to spend the entire day wandering among the fascinating works. The museum is housed in the Centro Asturiano, a striking building that is the perfect location for displaying Cuba’s collection of international art.

From July 25th through to the 27th, the entire city of Havana will take part in the national holiday to commemorate the Assault of the Moncada Garrison. It was on July 26th, 1953 when Fidel Castro led 140 rebels in an attack on the Moncada Garrison. While most of the rebels were killed or captured by the Cuban government, including Fidel Castro, it was the first attack of the Cuban Revolution, which eventually resulted in Castro as leader of the Socialist regime in Cuba.

Hit the Beach

The heat of July makes it necessary to spend some time in the water. The Cuban locals will flock to the nearby beaches of Playas del Este near Havana, and visitors are encouraged to follow. However, there are a number of beach options within driving distance of Havana. Playa Jibacoa is located about an hour east of Havana, visitors will bypass the Playas del Estate to reach Playa Jibacoa. It is possible to reach this 10-kilometer long beach by rental car or taxi, but there is no bus that services the area from Havana. There is a small cove popular for swimming and plenty of sand to spread out, however the resorts along the beach can be a bit hostile to visitors not staying at their resort.

Where to Eat & Drink

Bright and cheerful, Habana 61 has quickly become one of the most popular restaurants in Havana. During the high season for tourism it would be very difficult to nab a table, however during the quieter month of July, your chances are better. Making a reservation is essential, and given the smaller size of this trendy restaurant, it would be difficult to accommodate a large group. The atmosphere and environment are modern and stylish, and the service friendly and efficient.

Likewise, Atelier serves varied and eclectic cuisine in a chic and sophisticated environment. There is a timeless quality about the high-backed chairs and chandeliers at this recently renovated restaurant. The chef, Niuris Higueras, is passionate about food, and its shows in the restaurant’s constantly changing menu. The actual menus are handwritten, as what is offered could change daily or weekly depending on Higueras’ inspiration and experimentation in the kitchen.

 On a more traditional note, Puerto de Sagua serves seafood prepared according to traditional Cuban and Caribbean recipes. The restaurant has enjoyed increased popularity since a visit from famous chef Anthony Bourdain, but retains the laidback and reasonably priced menu that made it popular.

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