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Cheap Flights to Abel Santamaria Airport

Cuba is always a favourite amongst Canadian travellers looking to book a fun and affordable vacation. Popular destinations like Havana and Varadero may come to mind first, but Santa Clara is another great option. Though it may not have the beaches and views of a resort town, you'll experience true Cuban culture in busy Santa Clara. The city's main airport is Abel Santamaria Airport (SNU), also known as Santa Clara Airport. To find and compare flights to Santa Clara, simply enter your city or home airport and travel dates into Skyscanner's flight search tool. You can then sort your results by price, journey length, or airline to find the flight route that's best for you.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Santa Clara

Though some months receive more rainfall than others, the weather in Santa Clara is consistently hot throughout the year. Temperatures rarely drop below 20°C. The dry season, which occurs from November to April, is always the most popular tourist season. As an added bonus, the hot Santa Clara weather provides a reprieve from Canada's chilly winters. If you can't decide which month to visit, use Skyscanner's Cheapest Month Search Tool to scan flights across the year and see which month offers the best deals.

Airlines that Fly to Abel Santamaria Airport

SNU is served by over a dozen airlines, many of which provide convenient links between Canada and Santa Clara. Air Transat and Sunwing Airlines are the airlines offering the most flight destinations. Both airlines fly from Montreal and Toronto to Santa Clara year round and from other big Canadian cities seasonally. Other major airline options include Air Canada, American Airlines, and WestJet.

Arriving at the Airport

Abel Santamaria Airport is a small, one-terminal airport located about 13 km from Santa Clara city. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be directed to speak to an Immigration Officer then proceed to a standard security screening. The Officer may also ask for proof of travel insurance, which is a mandatory requirement for Canadians entering Cuba.

If you are travelling to a nearby resort town, you will likely be meeting a tour representative outside of the terminal. Tourists heading into Santa Clara will find taxis waiting outside of arrivals. There are currently no public transportation links at the airport. However, there is a VIAZUL bus station located about a 20-minute drive from the terminal. VIAZUL busses are inexpensive and travel throughout Cuba. Car rentals are another option, with four companies available at the airport. Book your Santa Clara car rental in advance with Skyscanner to ensure availability.

Abel Santamaria Airport Facilities

Since the airport is fairly small, the available services and amenities are limited. In the arrivals area, you will find bathrooms, public telephones, and a currency exchange location. If you're in need of a quick refreshment, there are a few food and drink vendors with stalls just outside of the terminal. Currently, there is no free wireless internet access at SNU.

If you are catching a connecting flight at SNU, you can enjoy the public lounge at the departures gate, or pay a small fee for entrance to the V.I.P. lounge. This lounge includes access to express check-in as well as other perks like an open bar and free snacks. Outside of the V.I.P. area, there is a snack bar and a duty-free shop.

What to See and Do in Santa Clara

Santa Clara is a historically significant city in Cuba, with many monuments and buildings for tourists to enjoy. The best way to get the true Cuban experience is to walk the streets and try the local cuisine. The most popular tourist attraction in the city is the Che Guevara Mausoleum, a memorial spot which houses the remains of revolutionary Che Guevara. Other statues dedicated to Guevara can also be found in the city.

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