Santa Clara Airport

Cheap Flights to Abel Santamaría Airport

Cuba's tourism has been skyrocketing in the last few years, and now is a great time to explore this exotic locale. Abel Santamaría Airport, located only 10 kilometres from Santa Maria, is a great place to begin your journey. When looking for the cheapest flights to Santa Maria, Cuba, Skyscanner's Whole Month Tool can unearth big savings for travellers with flexible travel dates. 

Airport Facilities

Abel Santamaría is a bare-bones airport but does provide basic services such as a currency exchange desk, public phones, lounge seating, and an enclosed smoking area. Food and drink vendors can be found outside the terminal. Inside is a snack bar, duty-free shop, and a place to buy cigars, chocolate, and liquor.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Santa Maria

Cuba boasts a comfortable tropical climate year-round, so as far as the weather is concerned, there's no bad time to travel to Santa Maria. The hottest months run from June to September, with average temperatures around 27C. The coolest months are in winter but still don't tend to drop below 22C on average. Cuba's dry season begins in late November and ends around April.

Airlines That Fly to Abel Santamaría Airport

Abel Santamaría Airport is an international air hub so many major and smaller airlines provide service there. Some examples include Air Canada, Air Transat, Sunwing Airlines, WestJet, Cubana de Aviación, American Airlines, Evelop Airlines, JetBlue Airways, and Southwest Airlines. For a complete list of flights to Cuba, check out Skyscanner's airline page.

What to Expect When Arriving at the Airport

Abel Santamaría Airport is fairly small in size. It has a single terminal, non-smoking and air conditioned, that handles both international and domestic flights. Wheeled staircases are used to access the planes. Abel Santamaría, however, has modern and comfortable facilities thanks to an extensive upgrade that was performed in 2006.

Best Things To Do in Santa Clara

Most tourists arrive to visit the exotic beachside resorts outside of town, but there's still plenty of cultural activities to enjoy in Santa Clara. Most popular destinations include the Che Guevera Mausoleum, Teatro La Caridad, and Parque Leoncio Vidal. Santa Clara has a great nightlife with plenty of clubs and bars to enjoy. World-class food, especially the fare on offer at local paladares (privately-owned restaurants that are often home-based), provide authentic Cuban cuisine at rock-bottom prices.

Cuba is an exotic destination that is welcoming for tourists, yet boasts plenty of unspoiled third-world charm. Be sure to visit Cuba before it's overrun by inevitable strip malls and corporate branding.

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VIAZUL buses are an affordable way to get around, but there's no airport service. Visitors can take a 20-minute cab ride to the VIAZUL station in Santa Clara and then get pretty much anywhere they want on the island.

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If they don't have a chartered shuttle bus arranged via resorts or hotels, travellers can grab a taxi at the area near the Arrivals building. Rides to popular spots such as Cayo Santa Maria or Las Brujas will cost CA$60 to CA$75 and take about an hour and a half. Lifts into Santa Clara's city centre are much cheaper. Car rentals are available as well, starting at CA$60 per day, but are in very high demand, thus requiring reservations well in advance.

 Who flies to Santa Clara

 Location Details

Longitude:79° 56' 30'' W
Latitude:22° 29' 30'' N

 Airport Location

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