Cuba Tech Travel
Cuba Tech Travel
Contact to: Yoly: 5 275 9676 |
Ivan Sales:
Contact to: Gerardo Guardia | Phone: + 41 227150440
  • Villa Clara

    Villa Clara | Province: Villa Clara

  • More about Villa Clara destination
  • Description: Villa Clara


    To the north it limits with the Atlantic Ocean; to the west with Matanzas; to the south with Cienfuegos, and to the east with Sancti Spíritus provinces. This is Villa Clara, a destination with more than 800 000 inhabitants in a territorial surface of 7 943 , Km². You can reach it by plane through the airport of the provincial capital and the one in Cayo Las Brujas, both for medium and small size airplanes.

    By road you can get here through the National Freeway and the Central Highway. The city of Villa Clara opens up to tourism with a solid proposal supported by the virginity of its keys, more than 17 , Km of paradisiacal beaches and its historical-cultural patrimony that enhances all the natural attractiveness of the territory.

    Among the main exponents we have Ernesto Che Guevara Memorial where the Heroic Guerrilla fighter's remains rest next to those of his comrades from Bolivia. The monument depicting the derailing of the Armoured Train, a place linked to the Cuban recent history, is another of the places related to the figure of Che.

    Places such as La Caridad Theatre, National Monument and a symbol of Cuban neoclassical architecture, the existence and permanency of one of the oldest universities in Cuba, Leoncio Vidal Park, the boulevard, José Martí Library and the Museum of Decorative Art, are cultural emblematic places of the city. Next to it, we have the city of Remedios, the eighth village founded by the Spaniards in the Island and where the Parrandas de Remedios, one of the oldest popular festivities in Cuba, are originated. In this city there is also located the biggest Parochial Church (16th century) with its Baroque altars laminated in gold, it is the most valuable exponent in the city, where the famous musician Alejandro García Caturla was born.

    On the north coast of the province, Santa María, Las Brujas and Ensenachos keys are located, well-known as La Rosa Blanca de Jardines del Rey, deal for the practice of diving. A travel around the spa of mineral-medicinal waters of Elguea and a boat ride on the great artificial lake, a stay in Villa La Granjita, and a typical Cuban lunch Black River at Villa Clara's Escambray, are options to keep in mind for those who arrive to the most central province in Cuba.

  • Tourist Pole in Villa Clara. Cuba
  • Santa Clara

    Santa Clara    Lat:22.40556    Lon:-79.95389   See Google Map

    Founded on July 15,1689 by former inhabitants of the coastal village of San Juan de los Remedios who were getting away from the constants raids by pirates and privateers, Santa Clara is located in the center of the island, reason why it has been addressed with the aboriginal name Cubanacán. Santa Clara was given the city status in 1867.  

  • La Granjita

    La Granjita    Lat:22.44040    Lon:-79.93579   See Google Map

    Villa La Granjita, which is close to the city of Santa Clara, is an excellent place for family tourism, due to its cozy and tranquil atmosphere, amid palm, fruit and coconut trees

  • Banos de Elguea

    Banos de Elguea    Lat:23.04153    Lon:-80.61713   See Google Map

    Elguea is not a fairy tale, nor a simple mythological legend; its waters possess true rejuvenating and healing properties. Myth is converted into reality in this region known for health tourism. After spending one week enjoying the baths and therapies of Elguea, even the most skeptic one will take his hat off and say: I was there and it is true!

  • Isabela de Sagua

    Isabela de Sagua    Lat:22.94030    Lon:-80.00860   See Google Map

  • Remedios

    Remedios    Lat:22.49222    Lon:-79.54556   See Google Map

    San Juan de los Remedios was the eighth villa founded by the Spanish in 1515. The historical centre was declared a National Monument in 1980 and has a unique plaza, since it is the only one in the country where two churches stand: Our Lady of the Good Trip (Nuestra Señora del Buen Viaje) and the Parroquia Mayor.

  • Caibarien

    Caibarien    Lat:22.51583    Lon:-79.47222   See Google Map

    The Municipio of Caibarién is one of the thirty two municipios in the province of Las Villas, Cuba. This municipio covers a surface of 163 square kilometers.

  • Hanabanilla

    Hanabanilla    Lat:22.08543    Lon:-80.06360   See Google Map

    Lake Hanabanilla, one of the biggest artificial water reservoirs in the country, built right next to the mountainous region of Escambray where you will find a reserve of flora and fauna, and the resort of Elguea which treasures mineral-medicinal and thermal waters.

  • Cayo las Brujas

    Cayo las Brujas    Lat:22.62361    Lon:-79.15389   See Google Map

    Cayo Las Brujas (The Witches), whose name is linked to stories about ghosts, noises and apparitions that circulated among local dwellers, although other stories refer to love encounters between a local fisherman and a young lady.

  • Villa Clara Airport

    Villa Clara Airport    Lat:22.49222    Lon:-79.94361   See Google Map

  • Los  Caneyes

    Los Caneyes    Lat:22.40197    Lon:-79.99995   See Google Map

    Caneyes Village it’s located at the entrance of Santa Clara city, it’s architecture recreates a village of Cuban aboriginal inhabitants and it’s surrounded of an extensive natural landscape. It is an ideal lodging for undertake visits to Santa Clara's city, full with fight histories and that harbours Ernesto Ché Guevara’s Memorial, where remains the rests of the heroic…

  • Airports next to Villa Clara
  • Airports: Santa Clara Airport

    Santa Clara Airport

    Abel Santamaría Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto "Abel Santamaría") (IATA: SNU, ICAO: MUSC) is an international airport serving Santa Clara, the capital city of the Villa Clara Province in Cuba. It was named after the Cuban revolutionary Abel Santamaría.

  • Interesting Place next to Villa Clara
  • Ernesto Che Guevara Memorial Museum Ernesto Che Guevara Memorial Museum

    Lat:22.40260   Lon:-79.97940 

    See Google Map

    Solemn place located at the entrance of the so-called City of Che. The memorial is the burial place…

    Remedios Town Remedios Town

    Lat:22.49350   Lon:-79.54630 

    See Google Map

    The city of Remedios was one of the first villages founded by Spanish colonizers in the XVI century.…

  • Museums next to Villa Clara
  • Armored Train Armored Train

    Lat:22.40988   Lon:-79.96049 

    See Google Map

    Located in the city of Santa Clara, it is quite a unique attraction for those lovers of Cuba’s…

    Museum of Decorative Arts Villa Clara Museum of Decorative Arts Villa Clara

    Lat:22.40740   Lon:-79.96480 

    See Google Map

    It is located in the very core of the city, across from the beautiful Parque Vidal. It treasures excellent…

    Museum of the Sugar Cane Museum of the Sugar Cane

    Lat:22.59290   Lon:-79.85610 

    See Google Map

    Enjoy the reality of a past and present time in the Sugar cane agro-industrial enterprise in the country.…

    Parrandas Remedianas Museum Parrandas Remedianas Museum

    Lat:22.49580   Lon:-79.54530 

    See Google Map

    Its dedicate to Parrandas, popular fiestas deeply rooted in this Villa Clara’s town, as well as…

  • Theater next to Villa Clara
  • La Caridad, Theater La Caridad, Theater

    Lat:22.40730   Lon:-79.96570 

    See Google Map

    A unique architectural building located in the heart of the city of Santa Clara (276 kilometres east…

  • Areas of Natural Interest next to Villa Clara
  • Hanabanilla Lake Hanabanilla Lake

    Lat:22.08543   Lon:-80.06360 

    See Google Map

    Lake Hanabanilla, one of the biggest artificial water reservoirs in the country, built right next to…

    Jumagua Jumagua

    Lat:22.77139   Lon:-80.12972 

    See Google Map

    The municipality of Sagua la Grande features a small jewel of the National System of protected areas…

    El Nicho Fall El Nicho Fall

    Lat:22.02992   Lon:-80.13097 

    See Google Map

    Botanical Garden, Cienfuegos Botanical Garden, Cienfuegos

    Lat:22.12360   Lon:-80.32670 

    See Google Map

    This hundred-year-old institution is the oldest of its kind in the country and offers the national as…

  • Nature Trails in Villa Clara
  • El Mirador Trail El Mirador Trail

    See Google Map

    During the journey, visitors may observe the beautiful side of the country. This footpath is located…

    Los Helechos Trail Los Helechos Trail

    See Google Map

    This path is located inside of wet woodland which associated to a Trinitario River, the most attracting…

    Aguada de Baga Trail Aguada de Baga Trail

    See Google Map

    This path it crosses a mosaic of six vegetal formations of great scientific value where in these conditions…

    La Rivera Trail La Rivera Trail

    See Google Map

    Boat trip from the Hanabanilla Hotel to the start of the trail.  The first part of the trail cuts…

    Into the Mountains Trail Into the Mountains Trail

    See Google Map

    Boat trip from the Hanabanilla Hotel to the start of the trail.  The first part of the trail cuts…

  • Birdwatching Trails in Villa Clara
  • Los Helechos Birdwatching Trail Los Helechos Birdwatching Trail

    See Google Map

    Los Helechos: The most abundant birds are the tocororo (Priotelus temnurus), cartacuba (Todus multicolor),…

    The Loma Atahalaya Challenge The Loma Atahalaya Challenge

    See Google Map

    The Loma Atahalaya Challenge: The most numerous birds are the tocororo (Priotelus temnurus), cartacuba…

    Colicambiada Birdwatching Trail Colicambiada Birdwatching Trail

    See Google Map

    La Colicambiada: The most numerous birds are the tocororo (Priotelus temnurus), cartacuba (Todus multicolor),…

  • Car rental offices next to Villa Clara
  • Marta Abreu y Juan Bruno Zayas  Car rental officeMarta Abreu y Juan Bruno Zayas Car rental office

    Marta Abreu entre Juan Bruno Zayas y Aleman
    042222244 1km 425m

    La Catedral  Car rental officeLa Catedral Car rental office

    Villa Clara
    042218177 1km 454m

    Trista y Amparo Car rental officeTrista y Amparo Car rental office

    Trista y Amparo. Villa Clara
    042202040 2km 053m

    Aeropuerto Internacional Villa Clara Car rental officeAeropuerto Internacional Villa Clara Car rental office

    Aeropuerto de Villa Clara
    042209118 9km 694m

    Aeropuerto Villa Clara Car rental officeAeropuerto Villa Clara Car rental office

    Aeropuerto Villa Clara, Carretera La Maleza km11
    042201558 9km 694m

  • Restaurants next to Villa Clara
  • El Nicho Restaurants El Nicho Restaurants

    El Nicho, Escambray Carretera Trinidad, Km 59, Cienfuegos. Cuba
    45km 574m

  • Hotel in Villa Clara Cuba
    • Cuba Tech Travel
      Cuba Tech Travel
      Cuba Tech Travel
      Cuba Tech Travel
      Cuba Tech Travel
  • Villa Clara
  • Strategically located in the center of Cuba, Villa Clara has always been the nucleus for colonizers and revolutionaries fighting for material goods. Pirates were a problem for the first years of Colonialism in the first city of the island, Remedios, later abandoned due to a great fire. Its population increased again with the arrival of Canary people who brought agricultural knowledge for tobacco plantations with them. Ernesto Che Guevara was neither born nor did he die here, but this is where the Cuban Revolution took place. This happened in 1958, when Che, and a group of supporters derailed an armored train carrying more than 350 armed soldiers from the east, saving Santa Clara from the Batista dictatorship.

    This place has many reasons to be such an attraction, for its mixture of somber tobacco plantations and calming lakes. The city of Santa Clara is one of the most visited places in the country, filled with key historic places regarding the Cuban Revolution and housing a vibrant nightlife. In the south of city you’ll find the quiet Embalse Hanabanilla Reservoir, in the Escambray hills.

    The calm Remedios is the oldest place in Villa Clara and is only lively during the wild Las Parrandas Festival. Further north we will find Caibarién, a picturesque fishing city with a very hospitable population where the fresh breeze of the sea is breathed through the city all throughout year. Moreover, we can take delight in an endless amount of small and idyllic islands with fine sands and crystalline waters, the Cayerías del Norte (Northern Archipelago), connected to Caibarién by a long road above the sea.

    Villa Clara is one of the provinces of Cuba. It is located in the central region of the island bordering with the Atlantic at north, Matanzas Province by west, Sancti Spiritus Province by east, and Cienfuegos Province on the South. Villa Clara shares with Cienfuegos and Sancti Spiritus on the south the Escambray Mountain Range. Its main cities are Santa Clara (the capital), Remedios, Sagua La Grande, Camajuani, Caibarién, Ranchuelo, Placetas, and Manicaragua. The northern coast of Villa Clara is dotted with numerous cays (part of the Sabana-Camaguey Archipelago), and there are many coral reefs, sandy beaches, and newly constructed touristic resorts.

    The Cays are a capricious cluster of some 500 islands, strewn along a sea of varying shades of blues and greens off the northern coast of the central province of Villa Clara and close to the second largest coral barrier reef in the world. It's a tropical paradise with more than 17 km of fine-white sand beaches.

    Villa Clara Cays, covering more than 77 844 hectares, are a veritable wildlife refuge and provide a habitat for some 248 species of plants. The most precious jewels are Cayo Las Brujas, Cayo Ensenachos and Cayo Santa Maria, renowned for their immaculate landscape of incredible beauty, with sugary-white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, fringed by autochthonous vegetation and connected to Caibarien, a small fishing town on the Cuban mainland, by a 48 km causeway stretching over the sea -accorded an international prize for its harmonious combination of nature and engineering in an area declared a World Biosphere Reserve- thus enabling visitors to access the cays directly from Santa Clara City, site of the international airport. The causeway has a total of 46 bridges especially designed to allow the flow of sea water, therefore protecting both the biodiversity and sustainability of the area.There are smaller airfields near most of the main towns, plus a small international terminal in Cayo Las Brujas for the operation of small and medium size charter aircraft.

    Villa Clara Cays, located approximately 300 km from Havana, are part of the Jardines del Rey archipelago, the largest archipelago surrounding Cuba which extends 465 km along the northern coast of the country.

    A site of legends, it is said that this island, maze of singular biodiversity, was once a haven for pirates and buccaneers ready to pounce on ship passing along Cuba's shores.

    Cayo Las Brujas takes its name from an old legend about a young couple whose love was thwarted by a jealous uncle, who in turn is the namesake of another islet: Cayo Borracho, which means drunkard. The remains of the San Pascual, a ship that ran aground many years ago, can be observed a mile away from the cay. Built in San Francisco, California and launched in 1919, the ship evokes the presence of American writer Ernest Hemingway in the area. From its deck, Cuban painter Leopold Romañach found inspiration for some of his famous marine landscapes.

    Cayo Ensenachos is the smallest of the three cays but it's a refuge for 22 endemic plants and 39 wildlife species. Shaped like a horseshoe, the islet was originally an aboriginal settlement. The beach is always calm due to the position of the cay which prevents the large waves from hitting the shore with force.

    Cay Santa Maria is also known as the White Rose of Jardines del Rey. The cay was named after the flagship of Christopher Columbus's fleet on his maiden voyage to the New World. Legend has it that this strip of land-some 13 km long and 2 km in width- is haunted by the spirit of Rosa Maria Coraje, a woman who hid aboard a ship in a desperate attempt to find both paradise and her beloved. She landed on the cay and managed to survive hiding in the marshes, among the mangroves and feeding on fish, until she finally discovered her dearly-loved in a neighboring cay.Around Santa Clara, the land rises into the Alturas de Santa Clara. The highest point in the Santa Clara region is in the Alturas, at 464 m (1,522 ft) above sea level, while the south, dominated by the Escambray Mountains, reach elevations of over 900 m (3,000 ft). Villa Clara also has numerous lakes, which are used for both water sports and fishing. The largest Cuban river to drain into the Atlantic, Río Sagua la Grande, is also in Villa Clara province.