Villa Clara

Villa Clara at a glance
Province
Villa Clara
Capital City
Santa Clara
Villa Clara province - geographic location in Cuba
Province Villa Clara in Cuba - coat of arms
Havana
270 km
Santiago de Cuba
598 km

Top-Attractions

  • Che Guevara - the legendary memorial in Santa Clara Capital
  • Remedios at Christmas time for the Parrandas celebrations
  • The deserted beaches of Cayo Santa Maria and Cayo Las Brujas
  • Trekking in the Sierra del Escambrey
Cuba Villa Clara private accommodation

If you’re looking for budget accommodation in Villa Clara, head to Bonifacio Martinez - a Small Street between Serafin Garcia and Carretera central.
It’s packed full of like-minded travelers and where you’ll find the most “private rooms” or casas particulares in Villa Clara. Most of them serve excellent value meals too. You could also try one of Villa Clara’s hotels or a campsite or motel outside of town.

Accommodation Villa Clara

Photo gallery

  • Che Guevara monument in the evening - Santa Clara
    Evening by the Che monument in Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara - Monument for Ernesto Che Guevara
    Che Guevara Monument in Santa Clara Cuba
  • Theatre in Santa Clara Cuba
    Santa Clara is a nice and clean city with lots of Cuban culture
Tourism Villa Clara

Culture |
History |
Relax |

Villa Clara province is located in the central region of the Cuba between MatanzasSancti Spiritus and Cienfuegos. The capital city “the city of Che”, is home to the famous Che Guevara memorial that draws visitors from all over the globe.
Attractions in Villa Clara Province include the stunning Cayo Santa Maria, Los Remedios town and the Sierra del Escambrey mountain range - a nature lover’s paradise, with endless trekking opportunities.

Santa Clara capital

Che Guevara monument Santa Clara Cuba

The capital city is home to one of Cuba’s most important universities and bursting with young intellectual energy. It’s a great place to go out and meet people. It’s also packed with tons of historical stuff, which can get a bit boring after a while. The Monumento Ernesto Che Guevara is its most notable asset - and nowadays a huge tourist attraction. It’s a mausoleum and museum complex rolled into one, guarded by a massive statue of “El Che” himself. Casas Particulares in Santa Clara you'll find a lot, right in the center of the city. There are some Hotels in Santa Clara, if you look for full service.

Sights in Villa Clara

Remedios

This laid back colonial town is one of the prettiest and most peaceful in Central Cuba. It’s probably best known for its dramatic Christmas festival "Las Parrandas de Remedios", which takes place between the 16th to the 26th of December every year. The two opposing neighbourhoods face off against each other with fireworks floats, dancing competitions and all manner of fiesta and fun!


It is a spa with springs rich in sulphides where the temperature reaches 50ºC. Mud therapies, massages and hydrotherapy are offered. The site enjoys a very good reputation for its medicinal treatments.

Accommodation in Villa Clara

Cuba Villa Clara private accommodation

If you’re looking for budget accommodation in Villa Clara, head to Bonifacio Martinez - a Small Street between Serafin Garcia and Carretera central.
It’s packed full of like-minded travelers and where you’ll find the most “private rooms” or casas particulares in Villa Clara. Most of them serve excellent value meals too. You could also try one of Villa Clara’s hotels or a campsite or motel outside of town.

Beaches in Villa Clara

The northern coast of Villa Clara is home a number of small islands with some amazing virgin beaches. Along with Cayo Santa Maria, there’s Las Brujas, Fragoso, Cobos, Ensenachos and Frances Cayo.  The beaches here remain untouched by tourism but this is changing fast.

"Cayo Santa María" & "Cayo Las Brujas"

Two of the best beaches are on Cayo Santa Maria and Cayo Las Brujas.

Cayo Santa María

Known as the “White Rose” of the Jardines del Rey Archipelago, Cayo Santa Maria is a small paradise island just 13 kilometers long and two kilometers wide. This virgin beach has brilliant fine white sands and glistening blue waters. There are three hotels on Cayo Santa Maria run by the hotel chain "Sol Melia".Santa Maria has over 11 kilometers of fine white sandy beach, plus a wealth of flora and fauna.
The diving here is top class, with a colorful variety of coral and crystal clear waters teaming with tropical fish. There are over 24 dive sites here on this small island.

Cayo Las Brujas

The other key "Cayo Las Brujas" is a tiny castaway type island with just under two kilometers of pristine white sandy beach. The white sands and sparkling waters are some of the purest your likely to see in the whole of the Caribbean. Both Cayos are home to large numbers of plant and animal species that can be found nowhere else in Cuba.

Cayo Las Brujas

Las Brujas is a small island with just under two kilometers of beach. The white sands and crystalline waters are some of the cleanest that can probably be found throughout the Caribbean. In addition to hosting a small and cozy villa, just like Cayo Santa Maria this island is home to a large number of plant and animal species endemic to the area.

As well as Che Guevara, Villa Clara has many attractions - from beaches and mountains to quaint colonial towns and idyllic little islands. Some of the best casas particulares in Villa Clara can be found in the capital city and Remedios. If you’re looking for a hotel in Villa Clara a good bet is the Hotel Santa Clara Libre on Parque Vidal.

Sights and Beaches
Cuba Villa Clara sights
Cuba Villa Clara beaches
Beaches
  • Playa Ganuza
  • Playa El Salto
  • Playa de Duran
  • Playa de Punta Gorda (Isabela de Sagua)
  • Playa Colorado
  • Playa Uvero
  • Playa Pinon
  • Playa Nazabal
  • Playa Juan Francisco
  • Playa Jinaguayabo
Accommodation
Cuba Villa Clara private accommodation
Private accommodation ("casas particulares")
  • Santa Clara
  • Remedios
  • Caibarien
Cuba Villa Clara hotels
Hotels
"Islazul Hotel Santa Clara Libre", "Hotel Cubanacan Villa La Granjita"," Hotel Cubanacan Villa Los Caneyes"
"Hotel Islazul Elegua"
"Hotel Occidental Royal Hideaway Ensenachos"
"Hotel Gaviota Villa Las Brujas"
"Hotel Mélia Las Dunas","Hotel Melia Cayo Santa Maria"
"Hotel Islazul Hanabanilla"
"Hotel Islazul Brisas Del Mar"
"Hotel Encanto Mascotte"
Transport
Airport in Santa Clara Cuba
Airport
  • Santa Clara (SNU)
Bus in Santa Clara Cuba - "VIAZUL" company
Bus stop "Viazul"
  • Santa Clara
Bus in Villa Clara Cuba - "ASTRO" company
Bus stop "ASTRO"
  • Santa Clara
Train in Cuba - Train stations in Villa Clara
Train station
  • Santa Clara
  • Placetas
  • Santo Domingo
  • Isabela de Sagua
  • Caibarién
Car rental in Villa Clara and Santa Clara Cuba
Car rental
  • Santa Clara: "Hotel Santa Calara Libre"
Useful Information
Cuba Villa Clara Internet
Internet - Public wifi
  • Santa Clara: Parque Leoncio Vidal
English