Located almost in the geographical center of the island it is almost
forced step for travelers by road or railroad from an end to
another of Cuba, their major tourist attractiveness are:
- Santa Clara's city where is highlight the square and the monument
to guerilla fighter Major Ernesto Che Guevara, Train-Museum
of Santa Clara's Battle (was fought between Che Guevara's
forces and the army of president Batista), the Parque Vidal
and several constructions that surrounding it like the Theater
La Caridad and Historical Museum, in the surroundings of the
city are Los Caneyes, an imitation of an aborigine village
and Minerva Lake where are lodging infrastructure.
- Lago Hanabanilla, located in the Sierra of Escambray and famous
for their trouts, it is framed by a natural environment of
great beauty, there are options of Creole restaurants in the
area and lodging.
Cayo Santa Maria with magnificent beach and 4 stars' hotel. It
is connected to main land for a highway on the sea, the trip
through this road is a pleasant experience.
City of Remedios, one town where better has been conserved in Cuba
the architecture and atmosphere of the XVIII and XIX centuries,
also famous for their "parrandas", traditional popular
parties. It is a place that deserves be visited, there are
good of restaurants and "paladares" (private restaurants,
generally economic), as well as of private houses where to
lodge. Remedios are also an intermediate point to visit Cayo
Santa María, close 75 km, in Jardines del Rey a major
The port of Cabairen where you can eat fresh shellfish and visit
Cayo Fragoso and their paradisiac beach.
Balneario Elguea (Elguea Spa), with medicinal waters and located very
close to sea.
Located in the center-southern of the island their capital, city of
Cienfuegos, also well-known as the Perla of the South and the
City of the Sea, is the more beautiful city of Cuba, and also
has the better urban layout. Undoubtedly it is a tourist destination
that is not still known and power in their fair value. Their
main attractiveness are:
City of Cienfuegos, without doubt, a beautiful city, with good
restaurants (Union Hotel's restaurant is magnificent) and
night centers, dozens of interesting buildings (to see Parque
Jose Marti and its surroundings), Paseo (Pomedare) del Prado
(longest on the country, according to Cienfuegos citizens),
Malecon (sea side avenue), relatively small but beautiful
and with a lot of people and life all the day, two cemeteries
of the city, especially the Old Cemetery (Municipal Cemetery
of Queen), with great density of monuments of great artistic
value. There are lodging in good hotels and dozens of private
houses and many places where to eat to good prices.
Bay of Jagua, for the practice of nautical sports and fishing,
one of the more extensive and beautiful bays of Cuba.
Rancho Luna beach and surroundings.
Botanical Garden, close 15 kms from the city.
Castle of Jagua, strength of the XVIII century located to the entrance
of the bay and close 20 km from the city by road, it is enjoyed
a spectacular view on the bay and surroundings and here you
can eat up shellfish in some "paladares" in the
small town of fishermen that surrounds it.
- Ciego Montero Spa, famous in the whole island for the quality
of their waters.
Sierra of Escambray, natural scenario of great beauty and of the
recent history of Cuba.
Neighbor of Villa Clara, Cienfuegos and Ciego de Avila provinces, land
of strong geographical contrasts and many cultural, historical
and natural values, their main tourist attractiveness are:
City of Trinidad, also well-known as the Museum City of the Caribbean
was declared Patrimony of the Humanity by UNESCO, it conserves
the best colonial atmosphere in the whole Caribbean and it
is a very important place to visit, being in fact one of the
main tourist destinations of the country. It possesses more
than 1000 buildings with historical-artistic interest and
in their paved streets the colonial air is breathed. Good
lodging infrastructure exists in hotels and particular houses
and there are a lot of good restaurants and paladares.
Ancon beach, located very close from Trinidad, on the Caribbean
Sea and with a International Center of Diving.
Topes of Collantes, in the natural scenario of the mountains of
Valle de los Ingenios (Sugar Mill Valley), place where in passed centuries numerous
sugar cane factories worked, there are evidence physics still,
it is Patrimony of the Humanity.
Sancti Spiritus's city itself, the capital of province, the city also conserves
certain colonial air, with some paved streets and several
interesting buildings in the surroundings of the Parque Serafín
Sánchez. There are highlight places: Antigua Farmacia,
Provincial Museum of History, Iglesia Parroquial Mayor (church)
and the bridge on the river Yayabo.
Zaza Lake, artificial reservoir that is the one bigger than the
country and very good for fishing.
Ciego de Avila
to the west for Sancti Spiritus's county and to the east for
Camaguey, Ciego de Avila is land of fruits and vegetables and
cane of sugar and the possessor of Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo,
a major tourist destinations on the country. The province has
good road communications with the rest of the country through
the Central Highway and it also exists here an international
airport. Their main attractiveness are:
Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo, a small paradise in Jardines del
Rey, with dream beaches and good hotel facilities. These keys
are communicated by road with mainland built on the sea and
by air (the airport is international).
Island of Turiguanó where it highlights the Dutch town, the
Lagoon of the Milk, sanctuary of flamingos and Round Lagoon,
famous for the fishing of trouts, located in route to Cayo
- City of Ciego de Avila, without more attractiveness apart from
being the provincial head and center of communications of
the county, calm and bucolic city.
City of Moron in the north of the county, also without more attractiveness
and where they highlight the Tower of the Clock and the
sculpture of the Rooster of Moron.
It is the county of more territorial extension, their geography is practically
flat and with strong vocation to the bovine cattle raising.
Their main tourist attractiveness are:
Santa Lucía's beach, with more than 20 km of fine sand and
good hotel infrastructure, another paradise on the earth for
the lovers of the sea and the sun.
Cayo Romano, the one bigger in Jardines del Rey, it is a Natural
Park, Cayo Guajaba and Cayo Sabinal, without lodging but with
forests and dream beaches and with access for highways.
City of Camaguey, one of those bigger than the country and also
one of those more beautiful, with numerous buildings of the
XVII and XVIII centuries, remain silent narrow and beautiful
squares and parks. They also exist numerous interesting museums
and hotel infrastructure, besides dozens of rooms in private
houses. It deserves to include it among the points to visit
Jardines de la Reina, located to south on Caribbean Sea, an archipelago
of tiny islands practically in natural state full with beaches
and coralline reefs, another ecological paradise. Santa
Cruz of the South gives access to this archipelago by ship.
This town is memorable in Cuba, here take place the worst
natural catastrophe in the history of the country when the
sea razed the town in one hurricane on 1932. This town whose
urban furniture has suffered evident deterioration, it should
be very beautiful in last times.