Cuba - Santiago de Cuba Province (Chapter)
This is the Santiago de Cuba Province chapter from Lonely Planet’s Cuba guidebook.
Santiago’s cultural influences have often come from the east, imported via Haiti, Jamaica, Barbados and Africa. The slower pace of development here has some distinct advantages. Drive 20km or so along the coast in either direction from the provincial capital and you’re on a different planet, a land full of rugged coves, crashing surf, historical coffee plantations and hills replete with riotous endemism.
- exploring Cuba’s numerous Afro-Cuban dance genres at a folklórico show in Santiago de Cuba
- tracing the history of Cuba’s French-inspired coffee culture at Cafetal la Isabelica in Gran Piedra
- undertaking a pilgrimage to El Cobre to visit the shrine of Cuba’s patron saint
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Santiago de Cuba, Siboney, La Gran Piedra, Parque Baconao, El Cobre, El Saltón, Chivirico, El Uvero, and Pico Turquino Area.
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