Santa Clara (Cuba)

Santa Clara is the capital city of the Cuban province of Villa Clara.

Santa Clara Main Square

Get in

Viazul provides several buses a day to/from Camagüey, Havana, Sancti Spiritus, and Santiago de Cuba. There is also daily service to Varadero, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad.

There are several trains to/from Havana each day. Camagüey and Santiago de Cuba are served by a daily overnight train and a twice weekly daytime local train that runs west on Thursdays and Sundays and east on Mondays and Fridays. A local train may leave Cienfuegos for Santa Clara (very) early in the morning, returning in the evening. Another local train may travel from Sancti Spiritus to Cienfuegos via Santa Clara in the morning, returning in the afternoon. Check that the local trains are running in advance.

Santa Clara has an international airport named Abel Santa Maria. This airport is used mostly by tourists who are going to all inclusives resorts in Cayo Santa Maria. Air Canada, Air Transat, Canjet, Wesjet and Cubana serve many Canadian cities from this airport

Get around

Horse carriages operate in the centre of town and can take you to Che's mausoleum for around 1 CUC


Che Guevara Image on a Hill
Tren Blindado memorial




Cafes and cantinas are located in one section of 'Main Street' (listen for the live music) where the usual Cristal Cerveza, rum and cafe abound. In fact, a real treat is the ridiculously cheap and fantastically fresh and tasty espresso located on the strip.


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