Santiago De Cuba vacation packages
Situated along the southeastern coast, over 850 km from Havana, is Cuba’s second largest city, Santiago de Cuba. If Havana is Cuba’s cultivated crown jewel, Santiago de Cuba is the de facto cultural and philosophical capital. This classic Spanish colonial city is loaded with colourfully lavish hotels and resorts saddling the Bahía de Santiago de Cuba between the Sierra Maestra Mountains and the Caribbean Sea. This layered and textured city offers the finest settings from which to sip from your mojito or savour a hand-made cigar.
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Cuban industrialist, Don Facundo Bacardi, opened his first rum factory here and his Museo Municipal Emilio Bacardí Moreau is a collection of worldly artistic and cultural treasures - further evidence of Santiago de Cuba’s past as an epicentre of history.
Lauded on the UNESCO World Heritage list, the Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca del Morro offers the breath-taking views of the region and according to UNESCO is "the most complete, best-preserved example of Spanish-American military architecture, based on Italian and Renaissance design principles”.
With is detailed ceiling frescos and ornate interior, the Catedral de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción is a sublime vision.
The UNESCO-recognized Baconao Biosphere Reserve sits east of Santiago de Cuba, while the luscious peaks of the Sierra Maestra mountain range and beautiful coffee plantations are in the west. A seaside drive along the mountain-strewn coast and sparkling waters of the Caribbean make its shoreline a huge draw for travellers, not to mention the shipwrecks and reefs that drive snorkelling and scuba enthusiasts year after year.
It seems everyone has sailed into Santiago de Cuba’s port at one time or another. As a result the music and arts scene is an eclectic melange of Caribbean, French and Spanish influence. The birthplace of Desi Arnez, Santiago de Cuba’s bars, clubs and concert halls hold the rhythms and roots of salsa.
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