Puerto Padre City

Puerto Padre is a municipality and city in the Las Tunas Province of Cuba. It is located on the northern coastal region of the province, in and estuary (Estero El Espanolito) that opens into the Puerto Padre Bay.

Puerto Padre City

Known popularly as the City of Mills, Puerto Padre has a history dating back into the 16th century.

In the mid 1800s, the city began its transformation from a small town into an industrial centre with the construction of its first sugarcane mill.

The city played a large role in Cuba's wars of independence, and today is somewhat of a tourist centre.

As a singular element, Puerto Padre's "malecón" (seawall) boasts one of few springs in Cuba near the coast, thus giving the city a touch of distinction that is highly appreciated by visitors.
Puerto Padre is currently a one-of-a-kind site in eastern Cuba's geography, a true complement in the fast development of tourism in one of Cuba's provinces that is expected to play a major role in the growth of the Caribbean Island's leisure industry.

Santa Lucia Beach

Santa Lucia Beach is on the northern coast of Camaguey Province, in the east-central part of Cuba, around 338 miles (545 km) from Havana.

Santa Lucia is one of the very best beaches in Cuba, with miles of soft white sand protected by the world’s second largest coral reef and gently washed by a clear blue sea. A holiday in Santa Lucia is perfect for a beach holiday at just about any time of the year and would be enjoyed by couples, families and water sports enthusiasts alike.

Santa Lucia Beach

By air, you land at Ignacio Agramonte International Airport, which serves the city of Camaguey, 68 miles (110 km) southeast of Santa Lucia, where there is an airport for small planes.

By land, the region is linked to the rest of the country by road (the Central Highway) and by rail.

Santa Lucia has 13 miles (21 km) of wide, white-golden sandy beaches bathed by warm turquoise water that is always calm, thanks to an extensive coral reef.

The reef, clear waters and teeming marine life, as well as sunken pirate ships and Spanish galleons, make this a paradise for scuba divers, and anyone who would like to learn. Santa Lucia’s beauty is also appreciated by the large colony of roseate flamingos that have made it their home.

Nigel Alexander Hunt

Welcome to my site dedicated to the Hotel Covarrubias in Las Tunas. I am "poco a poco" researching and updating it with the aim to provide as complete as possible record of the hotel's ancient and recent history; bearing in mind that the goings-on today may one day be of historical interest.

My site is NOT the official website of the current hotel operator, and is by no means endorsed by them; but I am grateful for their help with the research.

You can make from this site room reservations through the Bizloco eTravel System operated by Cubaism Ltd.

Best wishes for 2017

Nigel Alexander Hunt