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Located between Ciego de Avila to the west and Las Tunas to the east, Camagüey is Cuba’s largest, but most sparsely populated, province.  The city of Camagüey is Cuba’s third largest city with a population of 250,000.  The city is also known as the Ciudad de Los Tinajones which are large decorated clay pots found around patios and other places. It is the most important city in the province and Cuba’s biggest inland city.  Like the majority of Cuba’s important cities and towns, it is located along the Central Highway or Carretera Central.  Despite not having a seaport it has its particular beauty, culture and charm. It is considered a national monument and there are many sights to see. The old colonial section has a typical irregular layout and elegant Spanish style architecture predominates.  A system of squares and little plazas each one with its own identity make up the layout of this city.

         There is good fishing at nearby at Presa La Manana de Santa Ana and Presa Muñoz Lakes.  A number of excellent beaches are only a few hours by car from the city.  The province's main tourist attraction is the resort of Playa Santa Lucía, about 65 miles northeast and a two-hour drive.  It is one the country's most outstanding beaches.  It boasts a beautiful 10 mile-long beach protected by a coral reef. Needless to say, the diving, swimming and snorkeling are great. 

         Playa Coco —considered by many as Cuba's most beautiful beach— and Cayo Sabinal, a huge key with terrific beaches, are some of the other points of interest in this part of the country.


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