Parque Vidal, also called Plaza Mayor, is Santa Clara's center. In addition to having the greatest concentration of colonial-era buildings, most of the city's banks, businesses, and tourism operators are based within a 2-block radius of the park. The city is ringed by a beltway, or Circunvalación.

Infotur can be found at Calle Cuba 68 between Candelaria and E. Machado (tel. 42/22-7557). Cubanacán, Colón 101 corner of Maestra Nicolasa (tel. 42/20-5189), Cubatur, Marta Abreu 10, between Máximo Gómez y Villuendas (tel. 42/20-8980), Havantur, Máximo Gómez between Independencia and Alfredo Barreras (tel. 42/20-4001), and Paradiso, Independencia and L. Estevez (tel. 42/20-1354), can supply you with information and arrange a wide range of tour and onward-travel options. There are a couple of banks and a CADECA branch near the Parque Vidal.

For medical emergencies, head to the Hospital Arnaldo Milian (Hospital Nuevo, tel. 42/27-0069) on Circunvalación and Av 26 de Julio. Farmacia Internacional (tel. 42/20-8069), Colón 106 between 9 de Abril and M. Nicolasa. Ring 104 for emergency.

Internet is at the ETECSA building, Martha Abreu and Villuendas and is open daily from 8:30am to 7pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.