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 coup from here in the 1950's.
Sierra Maestra, is the local periodical.
There is a daily overnight train to/from Havana with stops in Camagüey and Santa Clara (Cuba). This service is the Tren Francés on alternate days, which is a more reliable and comfortable train.
Four daily Viazul buses run to/from Havana, with some stopping in Sancti Spiritus, Camagüey, and Santa Clara. There are also daily buses to/from Trinidad and Baracoa.
- Paladar (private restaurant) "Salon Tropical." The best 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)), ☎ (53 - 22) 623315 ([email protected]). Clean Casa, only one room, very friendly hosts, english spoken, air condition CUC 25.