in a position that favors the contact with other provinces, Villa
Clara is the region where the course of economical
and social life of its inhabitants constitutes a process of constant
In the field of tourism, Villa Clara progressively creates offers
for the visitors to enjoy its natural and cultural values.
While its houses keep a humble image, metallurgical industry notably
grows. "Tradition and Development" seems to be the motto
that encourages this people, sympathetic and rebellious at the same
time, what makes them be addressed as "the unquiet towns".
The presence of Ernesto Guevara's Museum and Memorial, where the
mortal remains of the heroic guerrilla and his
fellow fighters rest, is a proof of the everlasting presence of
the unforgettable commander in the territory of Villa Clara.
The Museo de Historia Abel Santamaría and the monument commemorating
the attack to the armored train by Ché are symbols of the
historical dimension of this city.
Nature in this province offers different perspectives: the environment
of the Hanabanilla river, characterized by the presence of numberless
plant species, a rich fauna, a beautiful waterfall, and a man-made
Being coastal territories, the municipalities of Sagua la Grande
and Caibarién have attractive offers for fishing, especially
trout fishing, counting on dams devoted to that purpose.
The northern keys of the province show a wide scope of islets having
suggesting names: Las Brujas, Ensenachos, Majá, and Las Picúas
are a proof of the abundance of keys making our country be an archipelago.
In them, aboriginal life has left a notable trace.
The Elguea Spa constitutes another offer. Its medicinal waters are
traditionally preferred by visitors looking for the right therapeutic
The hotels Hanabanilla, Santa Clara Libre, La Granjita, and the
motel Los Caneyes support current tourist development.