About Villa Clara Cuba

Remedios Villa Clara

Villa Clara province covers 8,413.13 km2 (3,248.33 sq mi) and an immense stretch of Cuba’s popular northern coast incorporating the exotic Jardines del Rey islands of Cayo Las Brujas, Cayo Ensenachos and Cayo Santa Maria. Villa Clara is located in the central region of the island bordering with the Atlantic Ocean at north, Matanzas Province to the west, Sancti Spiritus Province to the east, and Cienfuegos Province on the South. With a population of approximately 860,000 the province is one of Cuba’s largest income per capita regions and an important center for both coastal and ecological tourism.

Caibarien Museum

Villa Clara shares with Cienfuegos and Sancti Spiritus on the south the Escambray Mountain Range. Its main cities are the capital city of Santa Clara, Remedios, Sagua La Grande, Camajuani, Caibarien, Ranchuelo, Placetas, and Manicaragua.

Parrandas Remedios Festival Cuba

Not to be missed is the city of Remedios, historic center of Cuban history and the base of Cuba’s most popular festival held in December each year. Aside from the beach resorts Villa Clara also has a strong ecotourism infrastructure. The people of Villa Clara have been some of Cuba’s fastest adopters in the nascent self employment sector, with Remedios being an often cited national model, featuring excellent well run Casa Particular Bed & Breakfast properties, along with private paladar restaurants on almost every corner serving good quality meals at a fraction of the cost of government restaurants.