Playa, Havana

Municipality of Havana

Playa, c. 1921-1939

Location of Playa in Havana
Coordinates: 23°05′39″N 82°26′56″W / 23.09417°N 82.44889°W / 23.09417; -82.44889Coordinates: 23°05′39″N 82°26′56″W / 23.09417°N 82.44889°W / 23.09417; -82.44889
Country  Cuba
Province Ciudad de La Habana
Wards (Consejos Populares) Ampliación Almendares, Buena Vista, Ceiba, Cubanacán, Miramar, Santa Fe, Siboney, Sierra
  Total 35 km2 (14 sq mi)
Population (2004)[2]
  Total 184,715
  Density 5,277/km2 (13,670/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Area code(s) +53-7

Playa is one of the 15 municipalities or boroughs (municipios in Spanish) in the city of Havana, Cuba. The word playa means "beach" or seaside in Spanish.


It is the most north-western of the municipios. It stretches from the Almendares River in the east, to Santa Fe in the west. On the north is the sea.

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.

Points of interest

For points of interest in Miramar, see Miramar, Havana.


Post-secondary institutions include:

Primary and secondary schools include:

See also

Cuba portal


  1. Statoids (July 2003). "Municipios of Cuba". Retrieved 2007-10-06.
  2. (2004). "2004 Population trends, by Province and Municipality" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2007-10-06.
  3. "Contact Us." International School of Havana. Retrieved on September 29, 2015. "Address: Calle 18 #315 esquina a 5ta. Avenida, Miramar, Havana. Cuba"
  4. "BIENVENIDO a nuestro Centro." Centro Educativo Español de La Habana. Retrieved on September 29, 2015. "nuestros alumnos son hijos de empresarios, diplomáticos, extranjeros residentes y ciudadanos españoles residentes en esta ciudad." and "Sede de E. Infantil y E. Primaria Avenida 5taB y 70, No. 6815 Miramar, Playa. La Habana"
  5. Home page (French)/Home page (Spanish). École Française de la Havane. Retrieved on 24 March 2015. "Ecole Primaire: Calle 15 N° 18004 entre 180 y 182 Siboney, La Habana, Cuba Collège et Lycée: Calle 182 N°1513 entre 17 y 15 Siboney, La Habana, Cuba "
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