The average daytime temperatures generally vary between 22 and 30 degrees Celsius. There are two seasons, dry season from November to April and wet season (or rainy season) from May to October. The average rainfall still remains fairly low during the dry season (the most popular for North Americans). During summer, do not forget to bring a good insect repellent. Watkins is highky recommanded.
For those who do not support heat, note that summer months are very hot (30C +) and humid. During the dry season (winter), it only rains very rarely, but evenings can be cool enough to bring long pants and sleeves.
Cayo Santa Maria has not been much affected by strong hurricane like it was the case in many other tourist destinations in Cuba. In 2008, the hurricane Ike caused strong waves that have damaged few sections of the causeway, but thankfully everything is fully functional now.
All the hotels in Cayo Santa Maria are located behind the dune facing the sea. It acts as a natural protection against the waves of devastating hurricanes. To get to the beach, they built many footbridges instead of boardwalks on the sand. Footbridges have less impact on the native wildlife. The HUSA CSM has the highest ones (about two meters high).
For current weather conditions and forecasts the coming days, please consult the following sites:
NOTE: Do not take the weather forecast too seriously as there are often warnings of rain. This is normal for the wet season (summer), because there are actually episodes of rain, but it is temporary and does not last all day. The widget on left is based in Cayo Guillermo, an island located thirty kilometers East of Cayo Santa Maria.
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