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“Laid-back and pretty, with a personality to match”

That is how Lonely Planet describes Remedios



Location


Remedios, a cool colonial getaway.

It is the perfect location for immersing yourself in your Spanish studies. 

When you have finished, you can let yourself loose in Havana and enjoy its vibrant life with your new skills - which could include Salsa, if you wish! 

Nearby Cayo Santa Maria is an island located in the Jardines del Rey archipelago with extensive beaches along the northern shore. The island is linked to the mainland by a 48 km causeway.

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Remedios is a cool colonial getaway

and it is the perfect location for immersing yourself in your Spanish studies. Afterwards you can let yourself loose in Havana and enjoy its vibrant life with your new skills, which could include Salsa, if you wish!

Remedios is one of Cuba’s oldest and prettiest towns. It is the perfect place for concentrating on your Spanish course. It is a laid-back gem with colonial houses lining cobbled streets and a leafy central square, Parque Marti. Iglesia de San Juan Batista in Parque Marti is probably the most beautiful church anywhere in Cuba. Parque Marti is also the epicentre of the annual Las Parrandas parades and festivities. The town is then split in two halves, each with its own float, homemade fireworks and parades which converge in the central square. Both sides are totally absorbed in the preparations and it is a jealously guarded secret what their floats look like until they are unveiled. The preparations take weeks and culminate on 24th December when both sides claim victory, because a winner is never chosen. At the height of the festivities you would be forgiven for thinking that war had broken out with a continuous display of homemade fireworks, most of which reach the skies, but some do not.

San Juan de los Remedios was founded in 1514 by Vasco Porcallo de Figueroa who, it is reputed, also found time to father at least 200 children. The town was the regional centre until 1689 when Santa Clara was founded. After a fire in 1692 Remedios declined in importance.

Remedios is sitting halfway between the provincial capital Santa Clara, made famous by Che Guevara, and the pristine beaches of Cayo Santa Maria with its tourist hotels and resorts. Before adding Spanish courses for foreign students to its activities LearnSpanishInCuba.org, which is a private, licensed language school, taught mainly English to locals who wanted to find employment in the nearby tourist sector.

Viazul, the national bus company operating tourists busses, have connections from Havana to Santa Clara several times a day and there is a daily bus from Santa Clara to Remedios, but the final leg is better done by taxi. It is more convenient.