Town: El Tejar, Matanzas. Cuba
- PROVINCE: Matanzas Cuba
- TYPE: Town
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Gas stations next to Town: El Tejar, Matanzas. Cuba
Gato Verde Gas stations
Vía Blanca, Gato Verde, Guanabo. Havana City. Cuba
(537) 962867 49km 042m
Restaurants next to Town: El Tejar, Matanzas. Cuba
Cafe Atenas Restaurants
Calle Magdalena esq. a Milanes, Plaza de la Vigia. Matanzas, Cuba
(5345) 253493 13km 266mCuevas de Bellamar Restaurants
Finca Alcancia, Playa. Matanzas, Cuba
(5345) 253538 16km 198mKiki's Restaurants
Ave. 1ra. y Calle 6, Varadero Beach. Cuba
(5345) 614115 44km 410mCastel Nuovo Restaurants
1ra. Ave. y Calle 11, Varadero Beach. Cuba
(5345) 667786 (5345) 667786 44km 736mLai lai Restaurants
Ave. 1ra. y Calle 18, Varadero Beach. Cuba
(5345) 667793 45km 197mLa Vicaria Restaurants
Ave. 1ra. y Calle 38, Varadero Beach. Cuba
(5345) 614721 46km 749mBodegon Criollo Restaurants
Ave. Playa y Calle 40, Varadero Beach. Cuba
(5345) 667784 46km 920mAntiguedades Restaurants
1ra y 56 Parque Josone Varadero. Cuba
53 45 667329 48km 212mDante Restaurants
Parque Josone, Varadero Beach. Cuba
(5345) 667228 48km 213m1946 Restaurants
Hotel Cuatro Palma Varadero beach. Cuba
+53 45 667040 48km 586m
Drugstores next to Town: El Tejar, Matanzas. Cuba
International Drugstore Villa Trópico Drugstore
Villa Trópico, Jíbacoa
(5347) 295348 21km 517m
- Hotels in Matanzas Cuba
El Tejar it is located in the province of Matanzas.
Matanzas is the second largest province in Cuba after that of Havana and one of the most important due to it contribution towards the economic development of the island. It is located in western Cuba, and apart from the highlands in the northwest and center of the province, the entire surface of Matanzas is flat. Due to its tropical weather throughout most of the year, it attracts lots of tourists looking for some sun and the beach, so it’s a good thing Matanzas boasts one of the most precious jewels of Cuba, the beach town Varadero. Nevertheless, Matanzas is full of hidden treasures, so it’s not only the beach that are worth finding. It is an area of great contrast, so experienced travellers will love its beauty and diversity. Under the wonderful light of the Caribbean sun you can contemplate its variety of greens, the range of colors of its more than 920 types of flowers and the many fish in its hot waters. If spring existed in the Tropic, this would be the perfect example.
For some time, Matanzas stood out in most sectors, benefitting Cuba by developing in developing in many areas: energy, industry, livestock, farming, etc. Matanzas was especially important in the port sector and sugarcane cultivation. When the establishment of the latter began, they brought the largest amount of slaves ever recorded to the area.
This mix of black and white people produced as a result the current heritage of Matanzas; not only physically, but also the heat of Africa. Thus, from the sound of drums, the rumba was born in Matanzas, the first national dance of Cuba. Nowadays it is still a very popular dance there. The Rumbero Festival takes place annually in the Sauto Theater, in the capital city of the province, and is one of the most important shows in Matanzas.
The jewel of Matanzas is the sparkling city of Varadero, with its endless beaches, grandiose resorts and luxurious lifestyle. Apart from these, Matanzas also has a lot of other nice places worth visiting.
If you prefer something more authentic, that better reflects the society, and experience something with more of an original Cuban flavour, Matanzas is a great choice. It has decadent but charming Neoclassical-style Colonial buildings. Catholic churches, a theater and several museums are some examples of these types of constructions.
The Ciénaga de Zapata Swamp is the perfect place for adventurers, as it is an almost unexplored wetland covered by lush vegetation, and an array of birds and other interesting animals.
From a cultural point of view, Matanzas is one of the richest areas of Cuba. It houses many museums that will teach you all about various topics, so you shouldn’t miss out on your chance to visit them. An example of this is the Pharmaceutical Museum Pharmaceutical Museum, unique on its type in all America, the Provincial Historic Museum, and the heart-rending Slave Route Museum.
Historically, Matanzas was a main point in the defense of the island during the Cuban Revolution, as in Playa Girón Beach, in the south coast of the province, took place the first of many defeats suffered by North American army at the hands of the Cuban people. The region had been attacked several times before, so it was well equipped to face what was coming, and very quickly organized its counter-attack. If you visit the province of Matanzas, take advantage of your chance to visit one of the museums related to war and the Revolution.
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