The city of revolutionary and new trends
Meet Che Guevara and youth culture in Cuba!
Capital city of Villa Clara province, Santa Clara is located on the most central region of the country, it is the 5th largest city by population in Cuba.
Santa Clara is one of the famous revolutionary cities in Cuba. Famous Argentinian doctor Ernesto “Che” Guevara battled at the last Cuban revolution in 1958. Here you will learn about the history of guerilla “Che” and his strategy during their revolution.
Also, from Santa Clara, there is easy access to Cayo Santa Maria, a small island off Cuba’s northern coast.!
How to get to Santa Clara
Santa Clara is located on the most central region of the country, about 3 hours drive from Havana.
- 3 hours/280km from Havana
- 2 hours/120km from Trinidad
- 1 hours and 20 minutes/70km from Cienfuegos
By bus: From Havana, it takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes by bus and costs approximately $18 USD/CUC.
Víazul (www.viazul.com) has five daily buses from Havana that stop by Santa Clara and three buses to be back to Havana.
Make sure to book your bus ticket at least a day in advance, the buses frequently sell out a day in advance. You can book your tickets here, but prices are cheaper at the bus stations.
- Havana to Santa Clara: ($18 USD/CUC) –3 hours and 45 minutes
- Trinidad to Santa Clara: ($8 USD/CUC) – 3 hour
If you take a taxi from Havana, it costs approximately $120-150USD/CUC. Also you can order a taxi in advance (online). For more information, click here.
Renting a car is another option. Booking a car rental in Cuba is not easy, so make sure to book a car several weeks, if not months, in advance online.
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