The largest province of Cuba is located in the center of the island, between those of Ciego de Ávila and Las Tunas. It is a predominantly rural area. In the north lie the magnificent coastal environment, with rich flora and fauna of the archipelago Sabana-Camagüey, and the beautiful Santa Lucía beach. The pristine archipelago of Jardines de la Reina rocks the south of the province.
The historic center of Camagüey – considered the largest and the best preserved of the island – was declared a World Heritage Site. Tourists are enchanted by the magnificent churches and the twisted maze of streets, designed to disorient predators pirates.
Camagüey is the birthplace of Cuba’s National Poet Nicolás Guillén and home to the Ballet de Camagüey, renowned throughout the world. It is filled with charming cobbled streets of cobblestone, historic statues and intriguing museums. A myriad of tinajones [clay pots] adorn the streets. At one time the people of Camagüey realized the vessels to collect rain water needed to address the drought. Today, they are one of the characteristic elements of the city.