The city that most like best can be found along Cuba’s most exquisite bay. This nautical settlement is one of the most picturesque regions in Cuba, with glittering 20th century architectural charm and an important variety of Cuban industries. Bask in the seaside wonder of Cienfuegos and explore the cultural dynamics of one of the most gorgeous coastal regions.
From its enlightened French ambience, to its true Caribbean style - Cienfuegos is undeniably a one of a kind destination, so plan an adventure in the land where pirates and explorers retreated in charm.
The history of Cienfuegos
The Pearl of the South is one that boasts an intriguing history. The city is one of the more recent developments having only been founded in 1819. The region surrounding the beautiful bay of Cienfuegos was initially considered a refuge for pirates and privateers and was only developed into a city in the beginning of 1819 under the French influence.
Not only does the city boast an important port, but it is also surrounded by fertile land making it an essential contributor in the sugar farming industry.
Accomodation in Cienfuegos
Cienfuegos is relatively near the historically important city of Trinidad, making it a popular destination for tourists visiting the neighbouring regions as well as those touring the charming city of Cienfuegos. The city acknowledges the importance of its location and proudly showcases the variety of cultures present, by offering a number of accommodation options. Choose from 4 star boutique hotels to cosy beachside casas and luxury lodges. With hospitality and friendliness at the forefront you can be assured that a laid back vacation is guaranteed to be had.
Attractions and excursions in and around Cienfuegos
From land locked explorations to under water adventures - the city of Cienfuegos is a destination with an abundance of wonder and charm. Fall in love with the underwater Notre Dame and get lost in the maze of breath-taking colours that will surround you. Whether you want to immerse yourself in the calm and tranquil Cuban waters, or would rather coast along the surface in a catamaran - this bay will guarantee unlimited opportunity for excitement.
While the natural magnificence of Cienfuegos will surround you, it is impossible for the cultural charisma and historic beauty to be overshadowed. The city showcases its heritage and offers horse-cart tours along the streets of Cienfuegos, as well as a variety of tours which walk along the path of the Orishas. Surrounded by beautiful and lush greenery the city’s history will provide a unique take on Cuban heritage.
From deep sea fishing excursions, to tours of the Castillo de Jagua - a fortress dedicated to protecting the new city from the very pirates who found refuge on land years before. You will find yourself intrigued by the tapestry of history and heritage which awaits in Cienfuegos.
Visit the home of Benny Moré, snorkel through the reefs or embrace the rich culture of Cuba!