There is much to discover at Sierra de Escambray - Cuba's second largest mountain range - from tropical forest to waterfalls, birds and several hiking trails.
Dry season from Nov./Dec. to April - If there was rain the days before, water is not cristal clear; it'll be muddy. Shoulder season May and June, showers may occur but easier to find a nice casa without booking in advance. July and August are the Cuban school holiday.