Boca de Jaruco
|Boca de Jaruco|
Oil field in Boca de Jaruco
|Municipality||Santa Cruz del Norte|
|Elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
Boca de Jaruco (English: Mouth of Jaruco) is a small fishing village in the Mayabeque Province of Cuba. It is located in the municipality of Santa Cruz del Norte, at the mouth of the Rio Jaruco, on the Straits of Florida.
An extensive oil field was developed west of the village; hundreds of wells were drilled in the 1970s and 1980s by the Cuban national oil company Cupet in cooperation with Soviet Union technicians. The oil pumps (many no longer operational) can be seen on either side of the Via Blanca highway as it passes through Boca de Jaruco.
- (Spanish) Historic Boca de Jaruco on guije.com