Santa Clara, Cuba
This Cuban provincial capital
Is, though genuinely historic most famous for its role in the Cuban Revolution of the late 1950s, and the activities of one Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Elsewhere, this cultured and laid-back University town has much to offer those who venture in from the coasts, including wonderful period buildings and neat, pristine squares.
|Time zone:||GMT -5 hours|
|Flight Time:||10 hours|
|Holiday type:||Beach, Summer sun, Winter sun|
|Weather:||Average maximum temperature: 29°C
Rainfall: 1191mm a year
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It would be disrespectful not to come all the way to Santa Clara and not visit the Monument and Mausoleum of Che Guevara, who played such a pivotal role in the battle that made this town famous throughout the land.
Must eat at:
The Paladar Bodeguita del Centro is a homely spot for a feast... serving up all manner of local specialities in the front room of a house, festooned with graffiti, for good measure.
Must be there for:
January 1st is a day to celebrate on a whole number of levels – the dawning of the new year, and another year in the history of the Cuban revolution, which marks its 50th anniversary on 1st January 2009.
- Beware the city’s bicycling hustlers, or jineteros, which are the only blackspot in an otherwise safe town.
- If you’re in town from October to April, check out the local baseball team – Villa Clara – in action at the Estadio Sandino.
British citizens wishing to travel to Cuba on holiday need to apply for a tourist visa card. Please click here for more information.
Duty free shopping:
As Cuba is is outside of Europe, you can benefit from duty free prices on certain items purchased when travelling to Santa Clara through our terminals. More information.
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