Last Minute Vacations To Santa Clara
Home to history, lush vegetation, and a city that enables tourists to sit back and relax, Santa Clara is a perfect vacation destination for those looking to escape to the tropics. Founded over 300 years ago, this town boasts a plethora of history. Every year the city hosts thousands of visitors and boasts a population of around 200,000. Santa Clara is the capital city of the Villa Clara province in Cuba.
Getting There, Getting Around & Other Transportation
Santa Clara’s airport is located close to the downtown area which makes it an easy commute to your hotel or resort. Aside from walking, taking a local bus is the most cost effective way to get around the city. Car rentals can also be obtained at reasonable prices. Search LastMinuteVacations.ca to find the best deal on car rentals and combine it with hotels to save even more.
Hotels & Places to Stay
During your stay in Santa Clara, you will experience lush gardens, tranquil evenings, and exquisite hotels.
Try the Hotel La Granjita or Hotel Los Caneyes to experience the beauty of nature or at The Santa Clara Libre Hotel to be close to the Ernesto Che Guevara Mausoleum.
Dining & Nightlife
Enjoy an authentic Cuban meal at a wide variety of establishments in Santa Clara. Here is a list of restaurants and bars popular among locals and tourists:
Offers traditional and international dinners and a mouth watering list of drinks.
Hostal Florida Center
The best “Paladares” you will find in the region. Head hear for local plates that are ever so tasty.
Just outside of town enjoy more authentic cuisines here. Tourists flock here so if you see buses parked outside you may want to come back another day as the lines will be long.
Bar Club Boulevard
One of the most famous nightclubs in Santa Clara. With live performances and dancing all around be sure to kick off your shoes and dance the night away here.
A quaint piano bar that transforms into a sparkling nightclub on weekends.
Attractions & Things to Do
Santa Clara boasts a multitude of parks that showcase the city’s history where you can cultivate your appreciation for nature. Stroll through Parque Vidal, Parque del Carmen, Parque de los Martire, or Parqe de la Pastora where you can marvel at Santa Clara’s beauty and see the statue of Marta Abreu, a well respected figure in Santa Clara. Parque Vidal is the most popular and a good place to view local guitarists practicing their art.
After you have taken in the beauty of the parks, make your way to the Catedral de Santa Clara de Asis or the Mausoleo Che Guevara (Monument and Mausoleum of Ernesto “Che” Guevara) and marvel in the history of the city. Learn how Che Guevara and Fidel Castro reshaped the face of the city, and Cuba itself
A beautiful spot to look down on Santa Clara is at Loma del Capiro. This hill that overlooks the city will have you mesmerized.
The Baths of Elguea are also a popular tourist destination. These natural spring baths are located just outside of Santa Clara in Villa Clara.
Currency, Culture and Language
Spanish and English