Las Tunas is located in the western end of the Eastern region of the island thus is known him as "Balcón del oriente cubano (Balcony of the Cuban east". The topography of the province is mainly level. In the North coast there are several bays including Puerto Padre (Father Port), one of most important of the country. The coast is low, marshy and presents abundant “manglares”. The economic activity is characterized by the agricultural activity, specially by sugar cane culture, and the cattle ranch. The industry is represented by the mining and the steels and other metals industry.
Probably is gotten depressed provinces of Cuba, because more of the 50 percent of the population lives and works on the field. Its capital, Victoria de las Tunas (Victory of Tunas), has this name in honor a victory to the Spaniards.
The province of Las Tunas gives the first steps in the tourism field after several centuries of attention centered in the culture of the sugar cane and the cattle ranch.
First of the facilities dedicated to the leisure industry works in the Covarrubias Beach, with 120 rooms that is a beguining of the tourism in that region of the Cuban east.
The incipiente supply for the foreign tourists complements with boundaries of hunting and forests oriented to the nature tourism, medichal waters in Menéndez and facilities for the practice of the speleological researchs, in addition to a humidity place with the greater reserve of American crocodiles on the Caribbean, with near 20 thousand crocodiles.
In its 265 kilometers of coast there are 35 virgin beaches of excellent quality, complemented with crystalline waters, white coralline barriers and sand, and the presence of a large city like Puerto Padre, one of the most recognized of the Island.
A varied native culture, where it emphasizes the named Jornada Cucalambeana (Cucalambeanan Days), take place with high artistic values (the city is known as the capital of the sculptures), forts literary and plastic movements, and many historical attractive.
In this region has been developed for several years one of the most important milk projects of the country, for which it is counted on the endorsement of the Program of United Nations for the Development (the PNUD) and the World-wide known Food Program (WFP) of the UNO, added to the presence of the most modern steel industry in the country.