Matanzas was founded on October 12, 1693, and is the capital of the province of the same name, located in the western region of Cuba.

The first significant event in its history, and which bears his name, it happens in 1510, when a group of Aborigines killed a group of Spanish.

The fact takes on special importance because it had not yet begun the conquest of Cuba and this early rebellious action acquires merit primacy to the couple for their bloody impact, gave the name to the place of Matanzas.

Also has two major tourist attractions, Varadero beach that stretches along the narrow Hicacos Peninsula. Its 22 miles of beach are characterized by a wide strip of fine white sand and a gentle descent of the platform to a sea that encompass an incomparable range of blues, warm, clear waters.

All this with a wide range of hotel and leisure, making this great location in one of the most visited island destinations.

Also south of the province of Matanzas in Cuba is the Zapata Swamp. Privileged area for its pristine forests, swamps, mangroves and ancient diversity of flora and fauna that make the visit is mandatory.

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