Santiago de Cuba

Located in the Santiago Province on the eastern side of Cuba. Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city and previously the capital city of Cuba. Santiago is like no other place in Cuba with its distinctive Afro Caribbean culture. Famed for being the birthplace of the Cuban revolution and is referred to as the “heartbeat of Cuba” Santiago is a special city full of rich history. With its backdrop of the luscious Sierra Maestra, tropical waters and incredible citizens it has become one of our most favoured destinations in Cuba Once home to the world-famous Bacardi family and now the widely drunk Santiago de Cuba rum. It is even said the daiquiri was invented here and with good reason, they are the best in Cuba. The Santiago de Cuba carnival held every year in July is a real spectacle bringing the city to life for 10 days of non-stop parties. The streets are always filled with dance, music and laughter. Many dance forms originated from Santiago. It’s a hectic city full of character and if you have had the privilege of visiting here you have experienced the real Cuba.

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