Sancti Spíritus province is placed in the central part of Cuba between Cienfuegos , Villa Clara and Ciego de Ávila, 348 km away from Havana.The southern coast of the province is flat, but the western portion of Sancti Spíritus province is mountainous. The southeast has numerous mangroves and swamps. The northern coast contains significant wetlands and protected areas such as the Bay of Buena Vista and the Caguanes National Park. The largest man made reservoir in Cuba, the Embalse Zaza, is in Sancti Spíritus province.
In the area, as with most of Cuba, sugarcane and cattle are important commodities. Large surfaces are irrigated in the farmland between Zaza Reservoir, Zaza River and Jatibonico River in La Sierpe region. Some tobacco and rice is also grown.
Places to go:
- TRINIDAD CITY: UNESCO World Site Heritage since 1987.
- SANCTI SPÍRITUS CITY: It has a fuller history, being another of Velazquez’s original townships.
- TOPES DE COLLANTES: It is a natural park with more than 12,000 acres of land, where mountains, the sea and cultural attractions come together in one high quality tourist product of international demand.
- YAGUAJAY: Yaguajay is the district in Sancti Spiritus, Cental Cuba. The Battle of Yaguajay, was a decisive victory for the Cuban Revolutionaries over the soldiers of the Batista government near the city of Santa Clara in Cuba during the Cuban Revolution.