Autopista de la Isla de la Juventud

The Autopista de la Isla de la Juventud, also known as Autopista Gerona-La Fe, is a Cuban motorway linking Nueva Gerona to Santa Fe (also named La Fe), the principal settlements of the Isla de la Juventud (Isle of Youth).[1] It is a toll-free road and, with a length of 15 km (9.3 mi), is the shortest Cuban motorway.

Autopista de la Isla de la Juventud
(Autopista Gerona-La Fe)
Map of the Cuban motorway network
Route information
Length15 km (9.3 mi)
Major junctions
North endNueva Gerona
South endSanta Fe
Major citiesNueva Gerona, La Demajagua, Mariel
Highway system
OSM map of the motorway (highlighted in blue) within the northern area of the Isle of Youth.


The motorway is a dual carriageway with 4 lanes and has some at-grade intersections with rural roads. It starts south of Nueva Gerona, from the provincial road "Carretera a Siguanea", between town's center and José Martí ward. After a km, the motorway intersects the east beltway and, after another km, it is an exit connectingt the autopista with Rafael Cabrera Mustelier Airport, 2 km far. The other exits along the route are, in many cases, far from the villages, as the one serving La Demajagua (20 km west). The motorway ends northwest of Santa Fe, where it is divided into a pair of provincial road: one crosses the town in the middle, the other goes close to the western suburb.

Exit ↓km↓ Province Note
  Nueva Gerona José Martí
(  road to the ferries to Surgidero, Cuban mainland)
0.0 Isla de la Juventud  
  Nueva Gerona Circunvalación
(Universidad - Presidio Modelo)
1.3 Isla de la Juventud  
    Nueva Gerona Aeropuerto 2.2 Isla de la Juventud  
  La Demajagua-Atanagildo
(Presa Vietnam Heróico)
8.2 Isla de la Juventud  
  Mal País 10.7 Isla de la Juventud  
  La Victoria-Patricio Lumumba 14.1 Isla de la Juventud  
  Santa Fe (La Fe) 15.1 Isla de la Juventud  

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Source: Mapa de Carreteras de Cuba (Road map of Cuba). Ediciones GEO, Havana 2011 - ISBN 959-7049-21-X

External linksEdit

  Media related to Autopista de la Isla de la Juventud at Wikimedia Commons