Villa Clara’s landscape is an unlikely combination of sparkling beaches, lakes teeming with varieties of fish and fertile tobacco fields. It is where Buenavista Biosphere Reserve is situated, a preserved ecosystem of coral reefs, mangroves, keys and reproductive zones for water birds, and active dune zones.
Connecting Villa Clara to the Cayerias Del Norte is the 48 km El Pedraplén causeway off the northern coast. Cayerias Del Norte is comprised of tropical offshore inlets which is where Cayo Santa Maria and Cayo las Brujas are situated.
Santa Clara, the capital city, is where one can find historically relevant sites that commemorate the life of the revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevarra. Also located in this area is the mausoleum of Che Guevara and other museums that details his life.
Remedios is a quaint colonial town situated in the west. This is home of the much-awaited Parrandas de Remedios or fireworks festival spiked by extravagant floats and street dancing every December.
Embalse Hanabilla, a great lake in Cuba, is best known for its rich population of bass. For those who wish to commune with nature, a trek to Escambray Mountains is highly recommended.
The Parrandas de Remedios is a must do when in Villa Clara. There is much funfare, laughter, music and dancing during the months of December, May and June!