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 [...]
Getting the train in Cuba can be both an amusing and frustrating pastime. For some odd reason it's one of those indelible memories youll make in Cuba and we highly recommend giving it a shot. The train station in Las Tunas is right next to the Baseball stadium called Estadio Julio Antonio Mella on the northeast side of the town center. The faster non-stop Havana to Santiago de Cuba called the Tren Frances doesn't stop in Las Tunas so you're [...]
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 [...]
If you like ice-cream you'll love the Las Tunas equivalent of the famous Havana Coppelia. The Las Copas Ice Cream Parlor in Las Tunas is a magnet for locals and tourists alike and a great place to socialize and meet people. Get ready to queue up with your Cuban pesos for large banana sundaes or the local special called tres gracias meaning three scoops. Numerous flavors are available such as coconut, cafe con leche (espresso with milk) and more common [...]
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 [...]
Brisas Covarrubias real gem of a resort combining a peaceful & relaxing all-inclusive vacation with one of Cuba's most beautiful beaches. Covarrubias is a small resort offering 180 rooms comprised [...]