The province of Las Tunas is famous for its quiet, untouched beaches, rural “cowboy” culture and diverse array of events, including Cuba’s biggest campesino music festival, Latin America’s only magic conference and a month-long sculpture exhibit. The provincial capital, the city of Las Tunas, has been called El Balcón del Oriente (The Balcony of the Oriente), thanks to its location, marking the divide between western and eastern Cuba – both geographically and culturally. Also commonly known as the “City of Sculptures,” the city streets are decorated with more than 100 sculptures.

Las Tunas Province also has its share of shimmering sand, turquoise waters and colorful coral, most notably at Covarrubias Beach, on the Atlantic coast. Nearby is the province’s second-largest city, Puerto Padre, which is known for its sugar mills and a history dating back to the 16th century.

Places to stay in town

  1. Hotel Islazul Cadillac
  2. Hotel Brisas Covarrubias 

Places to eat in town

  1. Cache Restaurant 
  2. Villa Carolina Giuseppe E Yanet 
  3. La Romana 

Here our selection of the ‘do not miss’ places in Las Tunas

La herradura beach

La Herradura beach

Enjoy the peace and quiet at this white-sand beach…


Covarrubias Beach

Cobarrubia beach

The white sand glistens along this 10-km stretch of shoreline on the north coast, 90 km from the city of Las Tunas. You’ll find six beaches here: Blanche, Bonita, Rocosa, Covarrubias, Real Covarrubias and Malagueta. The quiet enclave is less than a kilometer away from the coral formation that leads into the keys of nearby Jardines del Rey.

Places to stay:

  1. Brisas Covarrubias 

    Enjoy the sun and sand at this all-inclusive hotel


La Isleta

Reel in some snapper, tarpon and barracuda at this quiet mangrove-lined enclave located 60 kilometres from the city of Las Tunas.

Puerto Padre Cuba 5

Puerto Padre

Enjoy this charming coastal town and visit La Loma Fortress, Salcedo Castle, Casimba del Malecon and much more… (pictured right)

Playa Bonita

Take a catamaran ride off the coast of Playa Bonita and enjoy snorkeling stops and a seafood lunch.

Punta Covarrubias

Explore one of the area’s 12 dive sites. The coral reef begins 1.5 kilometers from the shore and extends for 6 kilometers

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