Las Tunas (province), westernmost
Cuba's eastern region and known as "balcony of the east".
Capital: Las Tunas (city)
The topography of the province is mostly plain. Along the
north coast there are several bays among which is worth-mentioning
the bay of Puerto Padre, one of the most important of the
country. The coastal zones are low, swampy, and populated
by thick mangrove-tree communities. Economical activity is
characterized by agriculture, especially sugarcane production,
and cattle raising. Industry is represented by mining and
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The City's true name is Victoria de Las Tunas however, you'll never hear a Cuban saying anything other than simply Las Tunas, or even just Tuna. The word Tuna means Danube in Turkish and some unofficial†suggestions†assume that there may have been some Turkish influence in the city. The City of Las Tunas was founded in the 1750s, but was never more than a rickety marketplace town until Las Tunas was declared a province in 1975 and therefore needed a provincial [...]
Hotel Islazul Las Tunas is a nicely managed 3 star hotel with 142 rooms located right in the center of town in downtown Las Tunas. While quite basic the hotel offers adequate comfort, privacy and overall great service for its lowly price range. Hotel Islazul Las Tunas has a lively lobby bar, where you will find a variety of drinks and our entertaining barmen. The pool is open from 9:00 a.m. so guests can escape from the humid temperatures in [...]
The celebrated Cadillac Hotel was refurbished and renovated with a total revamp in 2008. Great care has been taken in restoring the Hotel Cadillac to its original specifications and former glory. The new Hotel Cadillac is adorned with period style fixtures, fittings and furniture. It is a significant hotel for Las Tunas and an excellent place to stay while in the city. The Hotel Cadillac's roots originate from 1945. The Hotel was constructed to mimic a large ship of the [...]
Julio Antonio Mella Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Las Tunas, Cuba. It is currently used mostly for baseball games and is the home stadium of Las Tunas Magos or sometimes called Lenadores (lumberjacks). The Las Tunas team is famous for trouncing teams invited to the Las Tunas home stadium called Julio Antonio Mella . The stadium holds a total of 13,000 people and is the largest in the province. From October to April its Cuban baseball season and the [...]
El Baturro is the Las Tunas equivalent of the Bodegita del Medio in Old Havana. Much like its Havana based homologue, diners make their presence known by writing short messages on the restaurants walls. Therefore, the walls are covered in scribbled prose, love notes and even some eulogies to the murdered Chilean troubadour Victor Jara. But El Baturro is not just a gimmick; the food is exceptional and better than average Cuban cooking, including a mouthwatering rabbit dish, making this [...]