Camagüey

Camagüey is situated in the center of the island between Las Tunas and Ciego de Avila. As the largest province of Cuba, the location is mostly rural. Sabana-Camagüey archipelago and Santa Lucia beach lie on the northern part. Abundant wildlife thrives in these areas as well as offering great coastal views. Jardines de la Reina archipelago is in the southern part of the province.

The historic center of Camagüey is the not only the largest but also the best preserved on the island. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its rich history is evident in the opulent churches and homes. The streets of Camagüey are not exactly grid as they were designed to confuse pillaging pirates.

Nicolás Guillén’s, celebrated National Poet of Cuba birthplace, is Camagüey. The place is called home by world-class Ballet de Camagüey. What make the town quaint and charming are the cobblestone plazas, museums and statues of renowned men and women of Cuba. Tinajones or earthenware jars, are available everywhere so getting one is not really a problem.

Must Know

Camaguey is sometimes called the city of tinajones as the streets are lined with these earthen jars to collect rain.