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Sancti Spiritus Cuba

Sancti Spiritus is located in the central part of Cuba and borders on Villa Clara to the north, on Cienfuegos province to the west, on Ciego de Avila province to the east and on the Caribbean Sea to the south. Its capital is the identically named Sancti Spíritus city, considered a fairly minor city in terms of economic importance.

This province has a surface area of 6,738 square kilometers (2,625 square miles) and a population of around 460,328 inhabitants (Population Density: 68.33 per km²-174.92 per sq m).


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The western portion of Sancti Spíritus province is mountainous, with predominance of the Guamuhaya mountain range. Its highest point is the Pico Potrerillo, at 931m (3,042 ft.) above sea level.

The massif of Guamuhaya, subdivided into Alturas de Trinidad and Alturas de Sancti Spíritus, is characterized by steep peaks and deep valleys, the exuberance of vegetation, endemism of species of flora and fauna, cave systems, beautiful landscapes, pure and transparent rivers, picturesque waterfalls and crystalline ponds.

The northern coast of the province (scarcely 50 kilometers) is lined with a dozen of small cays; scrublands, mangroves and coral reefs near the shoreline. It contains some fish cooperatives and sandy beaches.
Its southern coast is flat and includes bays, inlets, points and ports, among which Casilda is the most important. Two white sand beaches are very near Casilda: Ancon and Maria Aguilar, ideal for scuba diving, and Cayo Blanco, where Puertosol marina operates. The southeast has numerous mangroves and swamps.

Sancti Spíritus has numerous lakes, which are used for both water sports and fishing. The largest man-made reservoir in Cuba, the Embalse Zaza, is located close to the province’s capital city. Like most Cuban provinces, sugarcane is its major crop. Cattle and tobacco are important commodities, and subsistence agriculture is practiced. Some rice is grown as well.

Castle of the Real Force, Havana Cuba

Tourism is a big source of income for the province, with special interest for nature tourists. Comfortable hotels have been built in some of the most beautiful spots in cities, beaches and mountains. Most of the tourist activity is centered on the museum city of Trinidad (1514), a UNESCO World Heritage listed city that today keeps all the splendor of its colonial past. The best time to visit Sancti Spiritus is between December and April. The weather is at its coolest and driest during these months, yet it's still far warmer than those of North America and Europe. In the spring and fall, it is off-season and this may mean fewer hotel amenities. There are, however, benefits for traveling in the low season: lack of crowds and prices that tumble by up to 25%.

Tops destinations in Sancti Spiritus , Cuba are:

Theater Amadeo Roldan, Havana Cuba

Sancti Spiritus City was one of the original seven Cuban cities founded by the Adelantado Diego Velazquez de Cuéllar in 1514. Its colonial origins are evident in its buildings, though its capital status has given it a more commercial atmosphere. The variety of styles can be appreciated in buildings such as the Parroquial Mayor and the Museum of Colonial Art. Historically, Sancti Spíritus has been somewhat neglected by Spanish and more recent governments.
It does not earn much tourist attention; for all its historic sites and attractions dim in comparison with the exquisitely preserved colonial city of Trinidad to the south.

And the attractions you should visit in Sancti Spiritus city cuba are:
Trinidad: Just 78 kilometers southeast of the major port city of Cienfuegos is Trinidad city (approximately 80,000 inhabitants), one of UNESCO World Heritage sites since 1988.
Velázquez de Cuéllar founded the city in 1514 also under the name Villa De la Santísima Trinidad, near rivers that the Spanish believed would offer gold. Four year later Hernán Cortés would stop in Trinidad in his way to conquer Mexico. In that city he would, in fact, recruit members for expeditions.
Corner of the Great_Theater of the Havana ,  Cuba

While the Indians living in the area did find and pan some gold, the spectacular treasures of Mexico quite outshone them. During the 16th and 17th centuries the city’s residents became rich with the slave trade. They even dealt illegally with England via Jamaica. From 1660 to 1680, pirates from Jamaica and Tortuga plagued Trinidad, and on two occasions, pirates devastated the city.

The ready abundance of cheap black labor promoted the sugar cane industry. By the mid-18th century there were some 25-sugar mills in operation and a number of families had made their fortune.

It’s one of the best-preserved colonial cities in the Caribbean from the time when the sugar trade was the main industry in the region. Nowadays, its main industry is tobacco processing. The oldest parts of the town are well preserved as the Cuban tourism industry sees benefit from tour groups.

And the attractions you should visit in trinidad, cuba are:


East Havana, Santa Maria, Cuba

Zaza: Near Sancti Spiritus city is the Zaza resort, with a comfortable hotel on the banks of the Zaza River and the dam of the same name.

It is the largest man-made lake in Cuba, where the tourists can play many water sports. Other tourist attractions are trekking, hiking, photo-hunting and admiring the beauties of nature.

Topes de Collantes: Located in the Guamuhaya mountain range, the Topes de Collantes Natural Park is a place of extraordinary beauty and great scientific value for Cuban Botany, Zoology and Ecology. It’s a protected area of 200 square kilometers with a great number of endemic species of flora and fauna.
Also, these mountains include the Topes de Collantes Spa, a large and luxury destination for health tourism and quality-of-life tourism programs.
Church on 5th Avenue , Miramar. Havana Cuba
Activities include hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, photo hunting and also admiring the beauties of nature. You will also find many restaurants and recreation centers offering typical local dishes and drinks such as Canchanchara.

And the attractions you should visit in topes de collantes cuba are:

The Valley of the Sugar Mills, or San Luis Valley is a vast area also declared Heritage of Mankind by UNESCO. Located very close to Trinidad, it preserves in its 324 sq km a significant period of development of the productive forces and sugar production. By 1827, this region had perfected the most advanced techniques thanks to its long-standing commercial links with Jamaica, which always escaped the monopoly and the dictates of the Spanish colonial metropolis.
By traveling by train across the valley you can see the beautiful landscape of archeological remains and architectural ruins which exemplify the economic splendor of this region: the boiler house, the dregs house, the manor house, the slave quarters, warehouses, stables, distilleries, tile factories, bell towers, as well as other masonry works to dam and conduct the water of brooks and cisterns used for storing rainwater, among others.
Other tourist attractions in cienfuegos cuba are:


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