Santiago De Cuba

The pride of the Caribbean is Santiago de Cuba. There is no location outside Havana where the essence or commitment of a community is such that it is a good time. Extending from the base of a deep-sea bay and riddling with cliffs, the most Caribbean region of Cuba, its laid back atmosphere and its abundant mixture of men, is credited with it. The first slaves came from West Africa and Santiago now has a greater proportion of black people in Cuba than anywhere else. Afro-Cuban culture has its origins here with its literature, mythology and traditions, later brought on by French coffee makers who escaped revolt in Haiti in the 18th century.