About Santa Cruz del Norte

Santa Cruz del Norte is a municipality in the Mayabeque Province of Cuba. Before 2011 it was part of La Habana Province. It is located on the north shore, between the cities of Havana and Matanzas, at the mouth of the Santa Cruz River

The town was founded in 1800, being a fishing community at that time, and achieved municipality status in 1931.

This is the main home of the Havana Club rum distillery; all dark varieties being produced in Santa Cruz del Norte. The distillery can be visited as part of a tour.

Other industries in the municipality include power generation, oil extraction and fishing