It limits to the west with Pinar del Río, to the north with the Strait of La Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, to the south with the Gulf of Batabanó and to the east with the province of Havana and the Mayabeque Province.
The territory of the province comprises mostly flat areas belonging to the southern karst plain. From east to west, the province is crossed by the Sierra del Rosario, the most important western mountain range in the country with the maximum elevation of the Pan de Guajaibón (699 m) at its western end.
It has three excellent bag bays on the north coast (Bahía Honda, Cabañas and Mariel), all with port facilities. The north coast is fundamentally rocky while the south is low with wide mangrove extensions and swampy areas. The relief of plains predominates, standing out the Plain of Havana-Matanzas. Read more...