Top things to do in Artemisa & Mayabeque Provinces

Top Choice Historic Site in Artemisa

Antiguo Cafetal Angerona

The Antiguo Cafetal Angerona, 5km west of Artemisa on the road to the Autopista Habana–Pinar del Río (A4), was one of Cuba’s earliest cafetales (coffee farms). Erected between 1813 and 1820 by Cornelio Sauchay, Ange…
Historic Site in Las Terrazas

Cafetal Buenavista

The most moving ruins in Las Terrazas are about 1.5km up the hill from the Puerta las Delicias eastern gate, and accessible by road. Cafetal Buenavista is Cuba’s oldest (now partially restored) coffee plantation, bu…
Bridge in Playa Jibacoa Area

Puente de Bacunayagua

Marking the border between Havana and Matanzas Provinces, this is Cuba’s longest (314m) and highest (103m) bridge. Begun in 1957 and finally opened by Fidel Castro in September 1959, it carries the busy Vía Blanca a…
Farm in Soroa

Finca Excelencia

Fitting right into the ecological rainbow of Soroa is this private farm that has recently opened its gates to curious travelers. Stroll through the diligently tilled sloping grounds and feast your eyes upon 140 vari…
Cafe in Las Terrazas

Patio de María

Patio de María is a small, brightly painted coffee bar that might just qualify for the best brew in Cuba. The secret comes in the expert confection and the fact that the beans are grown about 20m away from your cup …
Landmark in Playa Jibacoa Area

Central Camilo Cienfuegos

Standing disused on a hilltop like a huge rusting iron skeleton, this former sugar mill, 5km south of Santa Cruz del Norte, was one of Cuba’s largest and a testimony to the country’s previous production clout. Opene…
Museum in San Antonio de Los Baños

Museo del Humor

Unique in Cuba is this fun selection of cartoons, caricatures and other entertaining ephemera. Among the drawings exhibited in a neoclassical colonial house are saucy cartoons, satirical scribblings and the first kn…
Museum in Las Terrazas

Casa-Museo Polo Montañez

The former lakeside house of local guajiro musician Polo Montañez, regarded as one of Cuba’s finest-ever folk singers, is now a small museum containing various gold records and assorted memorabilia. It’s right in La…
Gardens in Soroa

Orquideario Soroa

Tumbling down a landscaped hillside garden next door to Hotel & Villas Soroa is a labor of love built by Spanish lawyer Tomás Felipe Camacho, in memory of his wife and daughter in the late 1940s. Camacho travele…
Mausoleum in Artemisa

Mausoleo a los Mártires de Artemisa

Revolution buffs may want to doff a cap to the Mausoleo a los Mártires de Artemisa. Of the 119 revolutionaries who accompanied Fidel Castro in the 1953 assault on the Moncada Barracks, 28 were from Artemisa or this …