While Cuba is seeing an overall tourism boom, it’s not just in the capital.
Havana’s surge seems to have extended to other parts of the island, with the province of Cienfuegos showing a particularly significant increase.
Through the end of November, the province of Cienfuegos has reported 180,000 tourists, a jump of 26 percent over the same period last year.
That represented an increase of about than 36,900 more tourists than expected, according to the Ministry of Tourism.
The biggest growth markets for Cienfuegos were Germany, the United States and Canada, along with Britain, france and Spain.
As far as hotels, the region’s Palacio Azul had the highest occupancy rate at 69 percent, according to the Ministry of Tourism.
Cienfuegos also saw a strong cruise increase, with the second most cruise passengers in the country after Havana.