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Santiago de Cuba
Tourism: Beach | Culture | History | Nature | Nightlife | 

Santiago de Cuba is an exotic blend of white sandy beaches and formidable mountain peaks. It’s steeped in both history and culture and plays host one of Cuba’s most famous carnivals. The local "Santiagueros" are a lively bunch (never a dull moment) and reason enough to spend time in this old and charming part of Cuba.

Accommodation offers Santiago de Cuba

tourist accommodation Santiago de Cuba Cuba

If you’re traveling on a budget, the best bet is to stay in one of Santiago de Cuba’s casas particulares. There’s plenty to choose from, especially in the Capital. Look for the blue triangles on front doors.

Hotels in Santiago de Cuba are often bad value for money in comparison, unless you can afford to stay in the top hotels. Camping is also possible but very basic.

Santiago de Cuba Capital

After Havana, Santiago de Cuba is the country’s most important city in terms of literature, music and politics. It’s also the second largest city on the island. This is the birthplace of the Cuban revolution and the many museums around the city constantly remind you of it. The streets can be very noisy, polluted and packed with hustlers but it’s also one of the most exciting, lively and fun cities in Cuba. Some of the members of the Buena Vista Social Club were born in the city and surrounding villages.

Sierra Maestra mountains

Cuba Sierra Maestra

The Sierra Maestra Mountain Range lies in the provinces of Santiago and Granma. They’re the biggest mountains in the country, home to Pico Turquino - Cuba’s highest peak.

This area is regarded by many as the most majestic natural setting in all of Cuba.
Some of the most stunning natural parks in the country can be found here including: Pico Turquino, Marea del Portillo, Santo Domingo-La Sierrita and Desembarco del Granma.
It’s a nature lover’s paradise and a very important ecotourism destination for Cuba.

Santiago de Cuba Carnival

This in undoubtedly one of Cuba’s finest festivals - a joyous celebration for both tourists and locals alike, where the city literally never sleeps! People gather in the streets and party all night long and sometimes well into the early hours of the next day. You can’t walk two meters without bumping into drinks stands or some band playing. It’s mayhem!

The highpoint is the extravagant performance at the Cuartel Moncada. Trocha Avenue is where most of the action occurs. The carnival takes place in July every year - it’s an event not to be missed!

Along with sugar, coffee and commercial fishing, tourism is playing an increasingly important role in the economy here. The amount of hotels and casas particulares in Santiago de Cuba is increasing all the time - and so are the standards. Whether you’re into history, music, landscapes, beaches or just endless sunny days, Santiago Province is bound to captivate you.

Santiago de Cuba - Cuba

Santiago de Cuba

  • Capital: Santiago de Cuba
  • Havana:                860 km
  • Santiago de Cuba: 0 km

  • Map & Next provinces

  • Santiago de Cuba attractions

Top attractions in Santiago de Cuba

  • Hanging out in the bustling capital city Santiago de Cuba
  • The international Trova Festival - Cuba’s longest -running music festival (March)
  • Santiago Carnival (July)
  • Trekking the trails in the stunning Sierra Maesta (all year round!)
  • Hitting the beaches (everyday!)
Where to stay
  • Santiago de Cuba Cuba
    Hostels & Apartments
    Santiago de Cuba

  • Hotels

    Santiago de Cuba
    "Hotel Rex"
    "Hotel Versalles"
    "Hotel San Basilio"
    "Gran Hotel Escuela"
    "Islazul Hotel Libertad"
    "Islazul Hotel San Juan"
    "Villa Santiago de Cuba"
    "Isazul Hotel Las Americas"
    "Hotel Melia Santiago de Cuba"
    "Hotel Gran Caribe Casagranda"

    Baconao Park
    "Hotel Islazul Costa Morena"
    "Hotel Club Amigo Carisol Los Corales"

    Caleton Blanco
    "Campismo Caleton Blanco"

    "Hotel Brisas Los Galeones"
    "Hotel Brisas Sierra Mar"

    "Islazul Costa Morena "
    "Hotel Horizontes Villa El Salton"

Sights & Beach
  • Sights

  • Beach
    Playa El Francés
    Playa Aserradero
    Playa de Caletón Blanco
    Playa Bueycabón
    Playa de Mar Verde
    Playa La Estrella
    Playa Aguadores
    Playa del Resort Bucanero
    Playa Damajayabo
    Playa Daiquiri
    Playa Bacajagua
    Playa de la Hacienda El Indio
    Playa de Berraco
    Playa Larga
    Playa Colorada
    Playa Cazonal
    Playa Caletoncito
    Playa Cardenero
    Playas del Este

Useful Informations
  • Internet Santiago de Cuba Cuba
    Wifi in Santiago de Cuba city:

    - Parque Céspedes
    - Parque Ferreiro
    - Plaza de Marte
    - Alameda

Province Santiago de Cuba

Cuba Beach: Santiago de Cuba

Santiago has many different kinds of beaches to choose from, including: Bacajagua, Bucanero, Caleton Blanco, Playa Daiquiri, Playa Sevilla and Playa Siboney.

  • Beach "Playa Siboney"

    This lovely little beach is just 19 kilometers from the city centre and is very popular with the locals. It’s incredibly clean with crystal clear waters and surrounded by coconut trees. It’s a good choice if you want to relax and experience some genuine Cuban beach culture.

  • Beach "Playa Bucanero"

    Bucanero Beach on the other hand, is a magnificent stretch of golden sand backed up by huge limestone cliffs. The warm waters here stay at around 30 degrees Celsius all year round. The beach is owned by Hotel Bucanero. It’s part of the Bacanoa Natural Park and has superb view out to the Sierra Maestra mountain range

Travel in Cuba: Santiago de Cuba
  • Tourism Cuba Domestic flights Santiago de Cuba
    Santiago de Cuba (SCU)

  • Bus station Santiago de Cuba
    Bus station
    Santiago de Cuba

  • Bus stations "ASTRO" Santiago de Cuba Province Cuba
    Bus stations "ASTRO"
    Santiago de Cuba

  • Train stations Santiago de Cuba Province Cuba
    Train stations
    Santiago de Cuba
    San Luis
    Julio A. Mella
    Palma Soriano

  • Car rental Cuba Santiago de Cuba
    Car rental
    Santiago de Cuba: Aeropuerto, Hotel Meliá, Hotel Casa Grande, Hotel Las Américas
    Guama: Hotel Brisas Sierra Mar
    Baconao: Club Amigo Carisol Corales