Matanzas is situated about 100 kilometres from Havana and is known for its AfroCuban folklore, which has been passed down from generation to generation throughout the centuries. It is also the province which accommodates the famous beach resort of Varadero, as well as the Bay of Pigs and Cayo Largo.
Matanzas Province, like most of Cuba, has a hot and humid climate but with some significant differences between the summermonths of May to October and the wintermonths of November and April. Generally, the latter period is the best to visit with daytime temperatures averaging around 25 °C and nights dropping to around 17 °C or 18 °C. During summer, temperatures are about 5 °C to 7 °C higher and this is also the wet season, which basically starts in June and ends in October. The heat and high humidity combined can make it feel less comfortable walking around Havana during this time.
Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport (VRA) offers numerous flights with about 25 airlines.
Some of the main destinations are Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Munich, Calgary, Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Warsaw, Milan, Rome, Amsterdam, Edmonton, Quebec City, Bogota, Frankfurt, Zürich, Brussels, Cancun, Moscow, London and Manchester.
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