The foundation of Artemisa province was approved by the National Assembly of People’s Power and was officially declared on January 1st, 2011. The capital city is Artemisa, being also the biggest municipality regarding extension and inhabitants. The province combines history, culture, traditions of its different towns, the natural beauty of its protected landscapes and the warmth and hospitality that characterize the people from Artemisa. All this turns the territory into a small Eden that welcomes the visitor and the friend.
Agriculture and livestock are the territory’s main economy. However, industry is also an important activity in the area. There are logging, coffee plantations in Sierra del Rosario Mountain Range and tobacco plantations in San Antonio de los Baños municipality. Furthermore, platform fishing is carried out in the southern and in the northern settlements; such as Mariel and Bahia Honda.
The main tourist attractions are located in “Sierra del Rosario” Biosphere Reserve, where is placed “Soroa Natural Park” with the biggest orchid collection in the country as well as the Community and “Las Terrazas” complex; protected areas of beautiful natural landscapes, with a marked environmental care sense.
The province possesses small beaches on the northern coast such as Baracoa, El Salado, San Pedro y La Herradura.