Santa Clara is a midsized town in Central Cuba, and its a most revolutionary city - not just because of its historical association and massive memorial of Che Guevara, but the city is also a good place to soak up unfiltered Cuban culture. The capital of the Villa Clara province is a pleasant city, where cobbled streets are lined with historic buildings, interesting landmarks, and the city is full of colonial architecture, making it a great place to just wander around, and soak up the atmosphere. It’s no secret that one of the keys to an unforgettable vacation is the right choice of accommodation. With Owner Direct Vacation Rentals, you can take your pick from our hostels, lodgings or casa accommodations.

Staying at casas or suites in vacation homes is a great way to interact with the locals. Our rentals are perfectly located near the center of Santa Clara where you can stay in a quiet neighborhood, yet have easy access to the attractions. Enjoy a private room or two and a bathroom, AC unit and fans, 24 hour access to hot and cold water, minibar, and more. You’ll also have access to the common areas like hallways, living rooms, patios or terraces, kitchen and dining room. If you prefer to try local dishes made by your hosts, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are offered for an extra cost, not to mention laundry. The owners are helpful, caring and friendly and will guide you during your stay in Cuba. You might think that these are all simple and just a typical family house, but they are very sanitary, ready to be occupied, comfortable, and much cheaper than hotels. It is also a walking distance from the very center of the beautiful and culturally rich city of Santa Clara, Leoncio Vidal park - where shopping centers, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, bus stops and taxis, that can take you to all parts of the city, can be found. Some will even help you arrange excursions to must-see places of Santa Clara.

Santa Clara is best known for the Che Memorial that includes a huge statue of Che Guevara, a museum, and a mausoleum that houses Che’s remains. Hang out with the locals and watch the rhythms of the Cuban life at Parque Vidal, the social epicenter of the city. During the evening, the park erupts in a different light. The Casa de la Cultura has music every night of the week where locals dance with the tourists just outside its doors. You can also check out the Armored Train Monument, or visit the magical waterfalls and lake in the Hanabanilla reservoir, located in the Escambray Mountains, an ecological reserve of Cuba. Santa Clara’s most celebrated restaurants are usually located at casas particulares - private homes that offers lodgings and paladares - small private restaurants run by families. Cafes and cantinas are located in one section of “Main Street” (listen for the live music) where the usual Cristal Cerveza, rum, and cafe abound.

The best time to visit is from January to May. The dry season brings the sunniest days and pleasant temperatures making it a wonderful time to visit. You can get here by flying directly by Abel Santamaria Airport. What are you waiting for? Santa Clara is a must visit if you’re headed to Cuba, and your stay with us will definitely make it a pleasant and unforgettable vacation.

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