Located between Holguin, Camagüey and Granma, Las Tunas province is made famous by its pristine beaches, rustic “cowboy” culture and its many events such as Latin America’s lone magic conference, the largest campesino music festival in Cuba and the creative month-long sculpture exhibit.
Its provincial capital of Las Tunas city sits strategically between eastern and western Cuba thus earning it the name El Balcón del Oriente also called as The Balcony of the Orient. Las Tunas city not only marks the divide between east and west geographically but culturally. Dubbed as the City of Sculptures, hundreds of sculptures line the city streets.
Covarrubias Beach lies on the turquoise Atlantic waters, its glittering sand and colorful coral sights to enjoy. Puerto Padre is the second largest city with a history dating back to the 16th century. The city is host to sugar mills.
What to Do and See
Las Tunas city is alive and pulsating on Saturday nights. There are rodeo acts and vibrant music to celebrate weekly street festivals. The sundial at Martí Square is worth a visit as the shadows it creates mark dates that are significant in the life of National Hero José Martí. Winter and summer solstices and autumn and spring equinoxes are also marked on the sundial.