Camagüey, Cuba

Camagüey, Cuba

550 km from Havana is Camagüey, the largest province of Cuba. In 1514 it was baptized with the name of “Santa María del Puerto Príncipe” and it was the 5th village founded by the Spaniards in Cuba.

Why travel to Camagüey, Cuba? Many may be the reasons, but MojitoTravels.com brings you 5 good reasons to include Camagüey on your next visit to Cuba:

  1. On July 9th 2008, UNESCO awarded the category of World Heritage to the historic center of the city of Camagüey.
  2. The city of Camagüey contains exponents of colonial architecture, as well as masterpieces of funerary art from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries.
  3. Places such as the Convent of Our Lady of Mercy, the Plaza San Juan de Dios, the Birthplace of Ignacio Agramonte, the Cemetery of Port-au-Prince, the Main Theater and numerous churches and chapels.
  4. The beach resort of Santa Lucia, just 110 km from the city of Camagüey. Playa Santa Lucia has 22 km of beaches with a wide strip of sand.
  5. Santa Lucia Beach is very close to one of the most extensive coral formations in the world.

Where to stay

There are more than 10 hotels in the city of Camagüey and more than 20 private houses. In addition Playa Santa Lucia has more than 5 hotels. Here we leave you with our selection, but we invite you to review the best accommodation options on our page dedicated to hotels in Camagüey.

Hotel Gran Hotel Camaguey

Hotel Gran Hotel Camaguey

64 Calle Maceo, Camagüey, Cuba
The Gran Hotel Camagüey is city’s principal three star hotel. It possesses a privileged location in More info

Tours and Excursions

Due to its location and characteristics, it is very common for travelers to decide to visit Camagüey as part of a tour that includes other destinations. Here you will find a selection of tours or tours that include the city of Camagüey and / or the Santa Lucía Beach.

Camagüey Colonial Tour

Camagüey Colonial Tour

Camagüey, Cuba
Clay potter city or city maze are the most common terms used to identify this central eastern city f More info
Catamaran to Playa Bonita

Catamaran to Playa Bonita

Camagüey, Cuba
Sailing by catamaran, you can reach Bonita Beach as part o the excursion that runs along the coast o More info
Coral tour

Coral tour

Camagüey, Cuba
Visiting Santa Lucía Beach without seeing the coral reef would mean missing the region’s most charmi More info

Unfortunately there are no car rental offers at this location at the moment.

Places of Interest

  • Centro Histórico - World Heritage Site.
  • San Juan de Dios Square - National Monument. Urban set better preserved from the colonial past. It is the most characteristic square of the city. It dates from the 18th century.
  • Square and Church Nuestra Señora del Carmen - From the beginning of the 19th century, the church was built in 1825 and is the only church with 2 towers in the region.
  • Ignacio Agramonte Park - Main park of the city.
  • Square and Church Nuestra Señora de la Merced (or Workers' Square).
  • Santa Lucía Beach- 22 kilometers of beach very close to one of the most extensive coral formations in the world.
  • Casino Campestre - It is the largest urban park in Cuba. Founded in the 19th century.
  • Maceo street.
  • Museums and galeries.
  • Casa de la Trova Patricio Ballagas.

How to get there

You can arrive through the Ignacio Agramonte International Airport, in the city of Camagüey. Also, you can secure your seat on an intercity bus from Viazul company or you can rent a car. Camagüey is connected with shared and private transfers from almost every city in the country.