Easy Booking Cuba invites you to take a travel to Cienfuegos Cuba. Is known as the Pearl of the South, is located inside a natural bay. This city, is the exponent of Cuban culture whit indescribable natural and architectural riches. Cienfuegos is really beautiful, the architecture of its buildings, the boardwalk and the beautiful bay attest to that. Its blue sea that when the sun is hidden seems a calm lake, identifies it. We recommend you travel in a rental car to enjoy your free time better in Cuba.
Guanaroca lagoon has a beautiful legend. You can see different species of birds. The pink flamingo is one of its main attractions. In this place, there is also Martín Infierno Cave, in which there is the largest stalagmite in the world. On the road to Trinidad you can find Villa Guajimico, direct contact with nature. It is the center of diving less crowded but richer in species and diversity. The warm and transparent waters of the south coast show you an unbeatable seabed. The Coral reefs in Cienfuegos are really beautiful. The sponges and the colonies of multicolored fish fit the magic place.
Cienfuegos has valuable natural and historical attractions, with notable French influence in its architecture. Its historic center was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005.
Cienfuegos was founded on 1819, its origin is due to the French emigrant Louis D’Clouet. He invited 40 French families to settle in this region to increase the white population. They devoted part of their fortune to the construction of unique eclectic buildings of French architecture. Nowadays these constructions constitute today the tangible heritage of the city.
Cienfuegos is a tourist resort that has gradually developed. Has managed to be inserted among the most visited destinations in the country. Its Jagua bay is one of its valuable attributes, an ideal space for the practice of nautical activities. It has the largest coral reef of the Caribbean, named Notre Dame for its similar formation that impresses a French cathedral. Hiking and nature tourism find its place in Nicho, attractive spot of waterfalls and crystal clear pools.
City tourism is another of the options to be exploited in this region, with a high patrimonial value. The conservation of its architecture and its history is additional experience to discover. Cienfuegos is a city where circuit tourism is predominant, customers spend an average of 1 to 2 days. It has a moderate tropical climate and oceanic mass influence, temperatures range between 16 and 28 ºC.
An eclectic building characteristic of architecture in the city is located on 54th Avenue No 2702. Built between 1891 and 1893 as the headquarters of the Spanish Casino, and has a beautiful inner courtyard. It treasure collections of porcelain and high-end glassware Tiffani or Gregory, which belonged to wealthy families of the city. You can also appreciate bronze pieces cast in wax, marble and carved alabaster.
This fortress, considered the third most important on the island. Is located in the Nuclear City and dates back to 1745. Surrounded by a village of pescaresu moat and lift bridge, this castle is an attractive place in the city. Inside you can find a museum and even a restaurant, but the special thing is the view of the sea. From nowhere else will you have the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of this stock bay.
On the north side of the city, known as Punta Gorda, you will find this idyllic palace. Of two floors and with the characteristic style of the buildings of the city, you have three towers. According to history the right symbolizes strength, the center thereligion and the left the love. Its owner was one of the most affluent of the center of the country. After his death his wife sold him to Batista. This turned him into the casino of the Hotel Jagua. Today is a restaurant.
It´s located on 56th Avenue, near to José Martí Park. Cienfuegos cathedral is majestic. Its neoclassical façade dates back to 1869. Its French stained glass windows of 12 apostles in each chapel. The two towers and the Christ on the altar characterize it.
You can find it on 56th Avenue, in the eastern part of José Martí Park. This park is declared a National Monument and Cultural Heritage, in its two marble lions welcome you. It was designed in honor of the city’s children: the Commander of the Liberation Army Manolo Cepero and Doctor Carlos Trujillo. If you walk through its roundabout you will see the triumphal arch. It was built by the birth of the Republic in 1902. This arch is unique in Cuba, here is a Apostle José Martí sculpture molded in marble.
The most common services for the inhabitants are located around 54th Avenue popularly known as the Boulevard of the city. This is the modern center of Cienfuegos and where you can find supermarkets, banks, specialized stores, art gallery, among others.
In Cienfuegos yours streets were named with consecutive numbers and the main ones have been differentiated as Avenue. Among the most significant are:
46th Avenue, 48th Avenue, 54th Avenue (known as the Boulevard), 56th Avenue, 58th Avenue, 60th Avenue.
In this city you will enjoy an unbeatable stay. We suggest several activities that you should not miss in our excursion link:
To stay in the city you can choose between a variety of hotels and private houses, BnB or Casas Particulares clicking on the corresponding link
Cienfuegos is not only a city rich in architecture and tradition, the culinary culture has roots in this southern coast. Newly created restaurants managed by the non-state sector have increased the options in this city.
Calle 37 # 4004 between Avenida 40 and 44, Cienfuegos. Cuba
“Las Mamparas” has a great menu of national and international food, but its specialties are Cuban creole food. A good dish of beans, rice in abundance, roast pork and tostones (fried banana) will conquer your palate. Its name is closely related to the decoration, ancient glass doors that separated the rooms in the colonial houses.
The place has gained the acceptance of its clients, if you happen to see that it is indeed quite crowded. The quality and competitiveness of the service, prices, have placed it among the preference. If your economy is tight, visit it.
Calle 35 # 4b between Avenue 0 and Litoral
Lagarto Villa Restaurant is a place with a pleasant and spacious atmosphere. It offers an a la carte service of Cuban and international cuisine. Among the specialties of the house are the skewers composed of skewers with pork, shrimp and vegetables. The approximate price per person ranges between $ 10.00 CUC and $ 18.00 CUC. Open every day in the schedule between 12:00 and 23:00 hours.
Their service is really professional and very fast. It is one of the best occupations of the palates of the city, a place that deserves to be visited.
35th Street between 18 and 20 Avenue.
If you come with a short budget it is not advisable to eat here. But if you like fish and seafood, it is worth making an effort and depriving yourself of something else. The prices are a little higher than others, but your menu is unbeatable. The dishes range from $ 10.00 CUC to $ 20.00 CUC per person. Specialized in fish and seafood, the dishes of octopus and lobster are the most demanded. The place is very busy, especially for international tourism. Also the national tourism is less face-to-face, not because of the prices. The difference is not so much, I would say that by culinary culture.
37th Street between 42 and 44 Avenue, in the Prado.
At Doña Nora Restaurant you can enjoy a nice breakfast, a snack, lunch, or dinner; depending on the schedule of your visit. It offers service from 8:00 to 15:00 hrs. and from 18:00 to 23:00 hrs. Its gastronomy is varied. The specialty is the grilled meats; the mixed grill is the most requested. Is exquisitely decorated, composed of several types of meat such as pork, beef and chicken. It is the main dish of the place. It is located on the first floor of a building in the meadow, so the space is not its strength. They also placed tables on the balcony, it is the best area. There is natural ventilation and you can observe the movement of the street.
54 Avenue between 35 and 37 Streets, Cienfuegos. Cuba
This place is very particular and characteristic, as its name indicates it was created in homage to Benny Moré. The interiors are very well decorated: allegorical photographs of the mambo in its walls, classic columns and a great wooden bar. The staff is very friendly and the food exquisite. Absolutely to taste! It have an unbeatable location, in the center of the Boulevard. You can admire the lively city from your balcony listening to Benny songs or cleaning your palate with a cocktail.
Along the Boulevard from the Prado Promenade to the José Martí Park there are varieties of shops. In these where you can buy products of toilet, jewelry, crafts, clothing and footwear, beach and food items.
If you want to buy tobacco, rum and coffee, you can get to the corner of 54 Avenue and 33th street. In a friendly and welcoming environment where they will recommend the best brands produced in the country.