Diversity of experience and environment abound in Cuba’s central region and that fact is most evident in Villa Clara. The ultra-cultural capital city, Santa Clara, is guardian of the Cuban avant-garde, having the nation’s only drag show and its main rock festival. Meanwhile, the picturesque colonial town of Remedios and the beach-rimmed cays of the northern archipelago are experiencing Cuba’s most drastic contemporary tourist development.
This land was originally inhabited by the Taino and Arawak people and centuries later was liberated by Che Guevara who is buried there. The province is indelibly stamped with Che’s legacy, but it will win your heart for hosting the nation’s most frenzied street party in Remedios, for the glimmering Escambray peaks and its lolling white-sand strands of beach in Cayo Santa María.
Our two week trip was a great experience. The staff was impeccable with every aspect of the journey, from arrival in Miami for the charter flight to the amazing restaurants, walking tours and music excursions. To coordinate over 150 travelers for a premium tour would have been impossible without their wealth of knowledge and attention to detail. For myself, the band, and many of our guests, the trip was one of the best experiences of our lives!
— Director of Development, Preservation Hall Foundation, New Orleans.