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Located at the centre of the Island, 268 km from Havana, it is a province with a very rich and unique history. The province has an extension of 7920 km, and the main town is Santa Clara, considered an important junction through which passes the central highway, the national highway and the central railway line.

Originally colonized by farmers from Canary Island, this peaceful province has been through the history a strategic military point, due to its location in the middle of the island. Its liberation in 1958 by rebel troops leaded by Che Guevara was a decisive event in the fall of Batista dictatorship on January 1st 1959. From this historical event, the city of Santa Clara has adopted the figure of Che Guevara as its main symbol.

The province has historically based its economy on the agricultural production, but the last years it has developed its tourism industry, exploiting the northern keys which have several kilometres of excellent beaches and are connected with the main land with 48 km long road on the sea.

What you must visit...

Beaches and natural attractions

Cuban attraction

The most important keys are Santa Maria, Cayo Frances and Las Brujas.

The keys provide the opportunity to see a great diversity of flora and fauna, including some of the species who are endemic from this area. You can see some of the largest colonies of flamingos, among other species like iguanas, amphibian mollusc, shrike bird, reptiles, jutias and seagulls. One of the most significant birds in these keys is the Tocororo, a colourful...

Cuban attraction

Close to the Escambray mountain range, this artificial lake offers one of the most fantastic natural views in Villa Clara. Inspite of having the biggest hydroelectric generation station in Cuba, the lake is an important natural reservoir with several species of fish including an important population of largemouth bass.

This natural reservoir supports a large number of bird species including wild duck, quail and pheasants among others...