SANTIAGO DE CUBA
To visit Santiago de Cuba is to visit a place that has its own rhythm. History, music and festivities, this is a city of warm and hospitable peopl, that today more than ever, welcomes visitors from all over the world. Located in the eastern region of Cuba, Santiago de Cuba is distinguished by being the most mountainous of the Cuban provinces and the most Caribbean as well, declared the Hero City of the Republic of Cuba.
Santiago de Cuba feels passion for music. It is the birthplace of the son and the bolero, so it’s not by chance that is the place where the biggest Cuban musicians were born: Compay Segundo, Ñico Saquito and Sindo Garay are from Santiago; cultural par excellence, the province is also the hometown of Jose Maria Heredia, one of the most popular Cuban poets in the world.
Among carnivals, trova music and Cuban rum, your trips to Santiago de Cuba will be an amazing experience. The carnival of Santiago de Cuba is the most traditional in the island, joyful as only a few can be and represents the perfect occasion for you to discover the customs and traditions of Santiago. Of course, you can’t leave without trying out the aromatic rum of Santiago de Cuba, the one that has its origins in the XIX century and that blends the old with the new.
You can get to Santiago de Cuba by landing at the Antonio Maceo International Airport, by sea arriving at the Cruise Terminal (there is also an international Marina) or with the assistance of one of the many travel agencies in Santiago de Cuba, which will provide information about hotels and accommodation, dining, transportation and general tourist services available in Santiago.