Places to Visit

Santiago de Cuba lies in the southeastern part of the island and is the second largest city in Cuba. It was founded by the Spanish conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar on July 25, 1515, so there is a lot of history to be found in the city and the area. The city is known for its colonial architecture and revolutionary history, and its Afro-Cuban culture influences can be seen during the July’s Carnaval.

Places to visit in or near Santiago de Cuba

Photograph of Loma de Cruz in Holguin City, Cuba

Holguín City is located in the northern part of the eastern region of Cuba and is the fourth largest city in Cuba after Havana, Santiago de Cuba, and Camagüey. It is called the City of Parks because of its numerous public squares (parks) where locals and tourists alike sit down on benches under the shade of trees to escape the sweltering heat.

Places to visit in or near Holguín

View on Baracoa city and El Yunque in Cuba

Cuba´s oldest city, Baracoa, was founded on August 15, 1511 by the Spanish conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar. It lies near the eastern tip of Cuba, located on the spot where Christopher Columbus landed on his first voyage in 1492. Famous for its cacao and chocolate, Baracoa offers a more Caribbean vibe than other places in the country.

Photograph of Gibara City, Cuba

A picturesque fishing village on the northeastern shore of Cuba, Gibara has a rich cultural life and hosts a very popular International Film Festival of Gibara. It is a perfect place to hang out, relax, and enjoy the slower pace of life.

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