Santiago de Cuba is the capital of the Santiago de Cuba province in south-eastern Cuba.
Santiago is the second city of Cuba, and the birthplace of the current government. Fidel Castro and Che Guevara launched their revolutionary movement from here in the 1950's.
There is a daily overnight train to/from Havana with stops in Camagüey and Santa Clara. This service is the Tren Francés on alternate days, which is more reliable and comfortable than other Cuban trains. There is a daytime train to Camagüey and Santa Clara on Thursdays and Sundays, returning on Mondays and Fridays. Local train service to Holguin has been suspended due to poor track conditions.
Four daily Viazul (http://www.viazul.com) buses run to/from Havana, with some stopping in Sancti Spiritus, Camagüey, and Santa Clara. There are also daily buses to/from Baracoa, Trinidad and Varadero.
Paladar (private restaurant) "Salon Tropical." (http://www.santiago-de-cuba.net/paladares.htm) A great place to eat in Santiago.
- Sra. Vilma de los Milagros Román Jaén, Trinidad (General Portuondo) No. 159 (Entre Gallo (Diez de Octubre) y San Pio (Brig.H.Vázquez)), Tel: (53 - 22) 623315 (email@example.com). Clean Casa, only one room, very friendly hosts, english spoken, air condition CUC 25.
- Ing. Ruben Camara Pascual y Lic. Caridad Arafet Arafet, Jose A. Saco No. 515 (entre Reloj y San Agustin), Tel: (53 - 22) 620 305 (Aylin@film.cineclubes.com). Air Conditioned, Cold & Hot Water, Private Bathroom, Excellent Food, Security, and Comfort CUC 20.
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