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.