Santa Clara will forever be remembered as the site of the last battle of the Cuban Revolution, where Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara led a group of rebels in a mission to derail an armored train, resulting the definitive defeat of the Batista regime. And though bullet holes still bear witness to the hardships of the revolution, today Santa Clara is youthful and ferociously creative city, whose large student population contributes to the casual nightlife, vibrant artistic scene and liberal and forward-thinking mentality, making it one of the most unique and entertaining cities in Cuba.
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Cuba's quintessential holiday destination is steadily regaining former glory, striding forward to the future where it will once again rank among the finest beach resorts in the Caribbean. Varadero is far from a synthetic vacationer theme park some hold it for - the town is home to nearly 20,000 Cubans, and exudes local flavor despite being primarily known for its first-class luxury hotels.