Where to go out in Santa Clara

Prepare yourself for an enjoyable night of dancing to the beat of International and Cuban music. With parties, dances, shows and many other options, nightlife in Santa Clara is famously loaded with authentic Cuban flavor.

el mejunje Santa ClaraTo complete your stay in this unique city you need to experience at least one night of local music, dancing and tradition. For that, you should visit the Mejunje cultural center located at 107 Marta Abreu Street between Zayas and Alemán Streets. It's a very popular nightclub that also offers theatre plays, poetry recitals as well as music events every night with a varied program that includes Rap and Trova music.

The Piano Bar El Dorado on the western side of Vidal Park offers instrumental music, modern jazz and bolero. Another popular option is Café La Marquesina, a bar next to La Caridad Theatre with live concerts or the Havana Club Party Room located in one of its upper floors, offering a splendid view of Parque Vidal on Maleza Road.

boulevard independenciaThe Boulevard Bar Club located on Independencia Street between Maceo and Unión Streets, is always buzzing and it is one of the most popular bars in Santa Clara with live shows in a jumping environment with plenty of dancing.

Within the animated environment of the main boulevard in Santa Clara, shopping center and meeting place for people living there, Cafetería Europa and its terrace is an ideal place to enjoy a drink or sample a light meal.

The nightlife in Remedios is more limited, however locals claim the restaurant-bar El Louvre to be the oldest in the country, in continuous service since 1866. The bar was good enough for Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, who heads the list of famous former patrons. It does basic food too and is on Máximo Gómez No 122.

El Güije is a newish open-air venue. Ask about dancing lessons during the day on Independencia & Maceo.

fiestas remediosDo not miss Remedios famous Parrandas spree festival. This fabulous street party is held the week before Christmas and includes allegorical floats, fireworks and dance, and there are also lively celebrations of Cuban music in May and June.

Caibarién is a coastal village with a hot, happening but apparently nameless disco near the train station on Calle 4. Also, Cayo Santa María provides a few venues for entertainment, most inside various hotel complexes.