Map of Villa Clara

Villa Clara (Santa Clara)


It is one of the central province in the Island, located at the north of Cienfuegos, with an exit to the Atlantic ocean. Their coasts, to the north, allow that the warm and affectionate Atlantic Ocean sigh in four beaches; El Salto, Cataratas, Isabela and Caibarien.

Santa Clara, the city, capital of the province, was founded in an inside earth in 1869 by ancient inhabited of a coast village to flee from the frequently attacked of privateers and pirates. Simple and discreet, their inhabitant live on typical houses constructed with brick and tile of red mud, with tbe same style as the litte spanish cities.

Despite of to be still a city with a little tourism development, it has some interest places like theaters, a beauty architecture and many historic places related with the struggled against the Batista dictator. Besides for the people who admired the figure of the legendary guerilla Ernesto "Che" Guevara, since 1997, their cadaver remainder reposed in a mausoleum together with some other guerillas that accompany him in Bolivia.

This province is the second tobacco plantation area in the island, after Pinar del Rio, and a important place in sugar