What to do and see in Camaguey, Cuba: The Best Places and Tips

September 28, 2017 Harland Bartelt

Discover the best top things to do in Camaguey, Cuba including Martha Jimenez's Studio Workshop, Plaza del Carmen, Camaguey Centro, Plaza San Juan de Dios, Parque Ignacio Agramonte, Coco Beach, Rancho King Touristic Farm, Catedral de Senora de la Candelaria, Inglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Merced, Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad.
Restaurants in Camaguey

1. Martha Jimenez's Studio Workshop

# 282 Hermanos Ageero Street | between Carmen and Honda, Camaguey, Cuba +53 32 257559
Excellent
62%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 230 reviews

Martha Jimenez's Studio Workshop

Reviewed By milliesmum2016 - Christchurch, New Zealand

Although I didn't so much like the works on paper, the bronze sculptures on the plaza are really lovely. I especially liked the group of three village women with the fourth chair so you can sit down with them and join the conversation.

2. Plaza del Carmen

Camaguey, Cuba +53 32 296901
Excellent
55%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 249 reviews

Plaza del Carmen

Reviewed By RajahLove

All the locals kept telling us that the plaza was soooo far from the city center but Camaguey is so small that it's really not as far as you would think it is. Plan to spend an hour at the plaza, maybe more if you decide to eat there. It's a small, slow town so go with the flow.

3. Camaguey Centro

Centro Citta, Camaguey, Cuba +53 32 24943
Excellent
35%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 164 reviews

Camaguey Centro

Reviewed By RonA_Plymouth - Plymouth, United Kingdom

Lots to see and do here,lots of choice for food and drink. Plazas large and small to explore or find a shady spot from the sun.Give more time to this town it will grow on you.

4. Plaza San Juan de Dios

Camaguey, Cuba
Excellent
45%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 148 reviews

Plaza San Juan de Dios

Reviewed By Bernard B - Paris, France

Due to renovation, the main attraction Museo San Juan de Dios is closed -and the church was too when I visited. The beautiful square looked a bit empty and forlorn...

5. Parque Ignacio Agramonte

Cnr Marti & Independencia, Camaguey, Cuba
Excellent
46%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

Parque Ignacio Agramonte

Reviewed By wymanz2go - Miami, Florida

Perhaps the most interesting and diverse public space in Camaguey. Interesting church, places to eat, home/gallery of artists Joel Jover/Ileana Sanchez, nice statue. It's also a great place to people watch, especially in the late afternoon/early evening. There is also a twice-daily flag raising/lowering ceremony.

6. Coco Beach

Camaguey, Cuba
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 99 reviews

Coco Beach

Reviewed By Henrietta A - Toronto, Canada

You can get a taxi or a horse and buggy ride to Coco Beach. It is the hidden gem of Cuba. A romantic walk along the beach, and a nice lobster lunch is all you need. I will always love Coco Beach because it is desolated, clean and the best place to be. Best to take a horse and buggy ride there.

7. Rancho King Touristic Farm

on the highway from Camaguey City to Santa Lucia Beach, Camaguey, Cuba +53 32 48115
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 63 reviews

Rancho King Touristic Farm

Reviewed By LLiv-NewJersey - Parsippany, NJ

Coming here with a group of 20 we had a lot of fun. Had a nice meal of
Soup, tomatoes/cucumbers, rice/ beans, pork (very dry), dessert
Afterward we got onto a horse and wagon and were taken around to see calf-roping and other cowboy stuff. Then went to their small village where we went into a home. We were served some appetizers and drinks.
Many fruit trees in the backyard.
An interest place and to learn about their culture.

8. Catedral de Senora de la Candelaria

Parque Agramonte, Camaguey, Cuba +53 32 294965
Excellent
32%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 56 reviews

Catedral de Senora de la Candelaria

19th Century Cathedral Built On The Site Of An 18th Century Predecessor, Which Was Destroyed By Fire, And Its 16th Century Predecessor, Which Collapsed.

Reviewed By Gina G - Brantford

It was enjoyable in the town of Camaguey. But boring for the average person who doesn't want to know anything about History and the History of Cuba. Lots of walking so wear comfortable shoes, bring sun screen and sun glasses. No peddlers to worry about. Good food and excellent bands in the bars

9. Inglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Merced

Plaza de los Trabajadores, Camaguey, Cuba
Excellent
36%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 41 reviews

Inglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Merced

Reviewed By Canadian_Guy1000 - Toronto, Canada

Located at Plaza de los Trabajadores, it is Camagüey’s most distinguished church and at one point the largest in Cuba. A parishioner inside the church tried to explain to me its history — a chapel was built here in 1601 and some kind of miraculous figure ascended to heaven from there. The present church was erected in 1748 and later rebuilt twice, once due to a fire. The Holy Sepulchre (Santo Sepulcro) was cast from 25,000 silver coins some 250 years ago. There are a few very old, darken paintings in the church. Under the main altar is a crypt housing a small museum with various old church artifacts uncovered at the church as well as several old collapsed tombs with bones and skulls. There is a cloister adjacent to the church with a lovely garden.

10. Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad

Calle Republica #254, Camaguey, Cuba +53 32 292392
Excellent
42%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 39 reviews

Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Soledad

Reviewed By Canadian_Guy1000 - Toronto, Canada

Located at the intersection of Calle Republica and Calle Agramonte, this church, built in 1776, was just 250 meters from our casa particular and it was one of the most prominent building in Camagüey. Ignacio Agramonte was baptized and got married there. However, the church was closed. There was a nice restaurant in the alley behind the church where we had a tasty dinner. Calle Maceo, Camagüey’s main shopping street (closed to vehicular traffic) starts there. At the other corners of this intersection hotel Santa Maria and Islazul Hotel are located. Plenty of bici taxis and regular taxis are waiting just in front of the church. And it is possible to see old streetcar tracks here and there — I wish I could see how streetcars were able to maneuver in the city’s narrow and twisted streets!

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