Playa, Havana
Playa is one of the 15 municipalities of the City of Havana
Havana is the capital city, province, major port, and leading commercial centre of Cuba. The city proper has a population of 2.1 million inhabitants, and it spans a total of — making it the largest city in the Caribbean region, and the most populous...

, Cuba
The Republic of Cuba is an island nation in the Caribbean. The nation of Cuba consists of the main island of Cuba, the Isla de la Juventud, and several archipelagos. Havana is the largest city in Cuba and the country's capital. Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city...

. It is the most north-western of them. It stretches from the Almendares River
Almendares River
The Almendares River is a 45 km river in the western part of Cuba. It originates from the east of Tapaste and flows north-west into the Straits of Florida. The river acts as a water supply for Havana....

 in the east, to Santa Fe in the west. On the north is the sea. The word "playa" means "beach" in Spanish.

It includes the upmarket district of Miramar and the former fishing village of Jaimanitas. Other districts include Flores, Nautico, Siboney, Kohly and Buena Vista - home of the original Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club
The Buena Vista Social Club was a members club in Havana, Cuba that held dances and musical activities, becoming a popular location for musicians to meet and play during the 1940s...


External links

  • Cubasi - Details of municipality (Spanish)
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