Puerto Padre

  Puerto Padre at a glance
Puerto Padre
Las Tunas
Puerto Padre - destination in Cuba
Travel guide Cuba Puerto Padre
708 km
Santiago de Cuba
254 km

Top Sights

  • The old Spanish fortress Fuerte de la Loma with interesting finds
  • The Malecon waterfront with bars, restaurants and sea views.
  • The unspoiled dream beaches in the north of Puerto Padre.
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  • Beaches Puerto Padre Cuba
    There is a long coast line in the north of Puerto Padre
  • Beaches in Puerto Padre
    Day trips to the beaches in the north Puerto Padre
  • Sights Cuba Puerto Padre - Monuments for Jose Marti
    This monument for Jose Marti is in the central park
  • Colonial architecture in Cuba Puerto Padre
    Beautiful colonial architecture
  • Tourism Puerto Padre - beaches and seafood
    Fishermen by the Playa La Herradura beach
  • Historic sights in Puerto Padre - Spanish Fort La Loma
    The old Spanish fort in Puerto Padre
  • Sights Puerto Padre - Fuerte de la Loma
    Fuerte La Loma fort from outside
  • Colonial buildings in Puerto Padre - sight seeing
    The old high school from the 19th century
  • Park with open air theater in Puerto Padre
    Here take place open air concerts
  • Vintage car in Puerto Padre
    Vintage car on the main street
  • Tourism and what to see in Puerto Padre
    The main street of Puerto Padre
  • Quaker church in Puerto Padre
    The Quaker Church
  • Sights and tourism in Puerto Padre
    An former hotel on the main street
  • Waterfront Cuba Puerto Padre
    Park by the waterfront
  • Monuments and sights in Puerto Padre
    Monument for a musician from Puerto Padre
Tourism Puerto Padre

Beaches |
History |
Windsurfing |
Nightlife |

Puerto Padre, located in the north of the Las Tunas province is one of the most beautiful villages on the Atlantic coast of Cuba. Mass tourism has no role here and so, that the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Near Puerto Padre are located the best (and mostly unspoiled by tourism) beaches of the Las Tunas province.

Before the Cuban Revolution Puerto Padre was, thanks to the numerous sugar plants (that still cover most part of the area between Puerto Padre and Las Tunas), the most prosperous place in the province. You can still find many buildings testifying the richness of this period. Especially in the main street and next to the park there are still many beautiful old buildings of the beginning of the 20th century to discover.

Sights & things to do in Puerto Padre

Fort of Puerto Padre

Spanish fortress - Fuerte de la Loma - Cuba Puerto Padre sights

At the entrance to the little town you find the Fort of Puerto Padre, which was used in the 19th century to defend the city. Today visitors can see an exhibition of artifacts from the independence war and explore the old architecture and overlook the plains between Puerto Padre and Las Tunas.

History of Puerto Padre

The history of Puerto Padre is pretty interesting as it was one of the first places where the ships of Columbus passed. There even is a legend, that Puerto Padre was the first place, where Columbus landed in Cuba, but that is not proven. But even if this isn't the true, Puerto Padre appears on a map drawn in 1541 along with Baracoa and Gibara as Portus Patris.

Water sports

As on the coast of Puerto Padre there is always a little wind, the place is suitable for windsurfing and kite boarding in Cuba. It is advisable to bring your own equipment as there is (still) no windsurf or kitesurf station. Who decides to bring his own equipment, will be rewarded with a bay only for himself.

Playas de Puerto Padre

Cuba beaches Puerto Padre

The best beaches of the Las Tunas province are located in the north of Puerto Padre, so, the small town is the best "base camp" to explore the coast with its long, mostly unknown and unspoiled beaches. The nearest beach is called "Playa La Boca" in is located 16 km away from Puerto Padre. Behind you find 30 km of undiscovered beaches, where anybody will find his lonely dream beach.

Playa La Boca

Playa La Llanita

Playa "Punta Tomate"

Playa "Punta Coreilla"

Playa "La Herradura"

Puerto Padre

There is one restaurant in Puerto Padre right by the seafront. As well, you will find some private restaurants - paladares and of course, the most comfortable kind is to eat where you stay - in the casa particular in Puerto Padre.

There is a state restaurant in Puerto Padre that is located at the end of the waterfront of the town.


Restaurant "Anacaona"

Right by the seafront of the bay of Puerto Padre. Simple Cuban dishes, but not so bad for a very reasonable price. You can pay in Pesos Cubanos or CUC.

Resatuarant "El Rápido"

In the center of the village in the front of the Central Park. Fast food: spaghetti, pizza, sandwiches.

Restaurant Playa La Boca

On the "La Boca"-beach of Puerto Padre, there is one restaurant serving fried fish and fried bananas. It's ok.


Paladar de Irene

Very nice hostess. Good food for affordable prices. 5 minutes walk from the Central Park.

Paladar Puerto Padre

Placed on the main street in the front of the office of the telephone company "Etecsa" (there you get Internet). Good dishes (8-12 CUC) - indoor & outdoor.

Paladares en la playa

Ask the people on the beach. There are some paladares on the La Boca beach, where you can eat fish and seafood.

Nachtleben: Bars & Clubs in Puerto Padre

Cuba Puerto Padre nightlife

There is a nightclub and several bars in Puerto Padre. Especially on weekends the nightclub is highly recommended. Salsa, reggaeton and rap music heat up the atmosphere and people are open and sociable. Certainly one of the best clubs of the province.

The night club of Puerto Padre is located by the Central Park. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the best days.

Puerto Padre

There are to bus connection from Havana to Puerto Padre (Astro - 12 hours) and as well to Santiago de Cuba. Another possibility is to take a Taxi from Las Tunas City (20-25 CUC) and if you arrive by airplane to Holguin, just pay a Taxi to bring you directly to Puerto Padre.
If you rent a car you are much more independent of public transport, but this is more expensive.


Climate & weather in Puerto Padre

Thanks to its location by the Atlantic Ocean Puerto Padre provides a pleasant climate without the stifling heat inside the country. Sitting in one of the bars by the waterfront you will always enjoy a refreshing breeze.

Cuba Puerto Padre sights
  • Fort of Puerto Padre
  • History of Puerto Padre
  • Water sports
Cuba Puerto Padre beaches
  • Playa La Boca
  • Playa La Llanita
  • Playa "Punta Tomate"
  • Playa "Punta Coreilla"
  • Playa "La Herradura"
Cuba Puerto Padre hotels
  • There are no hotels for foreigners in Puerto Padre - only private homes.
Public Transport
Cuba Puerto Padre Airport
  • The next airports you find in Holguin and Las Tunas
Cuba Puerto Padre VIAZUL Bus Stop
  • There is no Viazul bus stop in Puerto Padre. You would take a taxi from Las Tunas or Holguin.
Cuba Puerto Padre Bus stations "ASTRO"
Bus stations "ASTRO"
  • The Astro busses are exclusively for Cubans.
Cuba Puerto Padre Car Rental
Car rental
  • Car rental you have by the gas station "Cupet" on the main street.
Useful Informations
Cuba Puerto Padre Tourist Office
Tourist Office
  • There is no tourist office in Puerto Padre, but you get all the information from the landlord of your private accommodation.
Cuba Puerto Padre Money Exchange
Money Exchange
  • There is "Cadeca" money exchange in the Vicente Garcia street and 2 banks - one by the Plaza de la Revolution square.
Cuba Puerto Padre Internet
  • Wi-Fi hotspots are in the Central Park and by the monument for the musician on the main street.
Cuba Puerto Padre Restaurants
  • Restaurant "Anacaona"
  • Resatuarant "El Rápido"
  • Restaurant Playa La Boca
Cuba Puerto Padre Paladares
  • Paladar de Irene
  • Paladar Puerto Padre
  • Paladares en la playa
Cuba Puerto Padre Nightlife
Bars & Clubs
  • The night club of Puerto Padre is located by the Central Park. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the best days.