The province of Villa Clara, located in the central area of the greater one of the Antilles, stands in a tourist destination par excellence for the passengers who travel on the island, both in the options of beach and nature. Excellent spas, cultural traditions and history go hand in hand with a well-preserved environment, where everywhere vacationers can appreciate the force of nature in the spaces of the Cuban territory.
The city of Santa Clara - capital of the territory- stands as a site of legend and history, transmitted by monuments and old buildings that collected more than three centuries of history of the unique city. Its emergence was linked to interests of an economic nature, which led to the new settlement in July 1689 in the herd of Ciego de Santa Clara, belonging then to Antonio Diaz and Pavia. As in most of the Cuban cities, in Santa Clara development had its center in the Plaza de Armas, also called subsequently - among other denominations- Park Recreation, until the final name of the Leoncio Vidal Park. Declared a National Monument at the end of the nineties of last century, the area further welcomes important monumental works that recall events of the struggles for independence of the greater one of the Antilles in more than a century.
It is worth mentioning that the city preserves with great care the original names of their neighborhoods and precisely in the surroundings of the Parque Vidal, site of forced rest for the inhabitants of the city and its visitors, are located sites of relevance as the Library Jose Marti, which served as a forum in 1899 to the Generalissimo Maximum Gomez in its passage through the territory. The city - from 1885- account with the services of the theater La Caridad, built in the space it occupied the hermitage of La Candelaria; first temple which took the Villa and which had been built in 1696 by the initiative of Father John of Conyedo.
To the south of the city is the Protected Area Cubanacán, true natural paradise and refuge of amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, where they emphasize 10 species that make up the list of groups in the country. Endemic Also, occupying part of the region is located in the mountainous Escambray, full of big slopes, winding roads and the persistence of forested areas, in addition to serving as a trench for the latest flocks of parrots that are seen in the province. Within the winged species can also be observed at the tocororo, recognized as national bird, woodpeckers and hawks, as well as deer and jutias of diverse varieties, accompanied by the existence of the Hanabanilla, Only intramountain lake of Cuba.
The tourist infrastructure of the territory includes hunting and artificial reservoirs of water for the fishing of the trout, in addition to the extension of the activity to the Cays, united to the mainland by a path for about 50 kilometers built over the sea.