Camaguey lies in a vast area of open plains, pasture land and cattle ranches in the heart of Cuba.
The city's large sprawling historic centre is a labyrinth of winding narrow alleyways and streets designed in a confusing and irregular pattern to protect itself from pirate raids in the colonial period, which has given it a distinctly different feel from other Cuban cities.
Camaguey has a proud history of heroism and patriotism from the independence wars but today is known more for its active cultural scene and fearless cyclists!
The symbols of Camaguey are large ceramic jars known as 'Tinajones' which can be seen in parks and gardens all over the city. They can be up to two metres tall and are still used to store rainwater and food.
Suggested Camaguey itinerary
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Camaguey, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Camaguey
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Places near Camaguey
- Sancti Spiritus 106 miles away
- Cayo Santa Maria 112 miles away
- Cayo Ensenachos 116 miles away
- Northern Cayes 116 miles away
- Cayo Las Brujas 117 miles away
- Playa Esmeralda 134 miles away
- Guardalavaca 136 miles away
- Trinidad 137 miles away
- Santa Clara 150 miles away
- Santiago de Cuba 166 miles away
- Cienfuegos 172 miles away
- Baracoa 232 miles away
- Varadero 245 miles away
Accommodation choices for Camaguey
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Camaguey. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.