Whilst on your Cuba Holiday consider visiting the French architecturally inspired city of Cienfuegos. Cienfuegos is on the southern coast of Cuba and is widely referred to as ‘The Pearl of the South’.
What can you do in Ceinfuegos?
Cienfuegos is a charming city with the most picturesque and charming part of the city being the UNESCO protected historical centre and the main road down towards the port. In the historical quarter you can watch the local going about their daily business or playing dominos under the shade of the trees in the Parque Jose Marti. There is also a beautiul colonial church and stunning colonial architecture everywhere. In the evenings the port area becomes popular with locals who dine on fresh fish and sip Cuban beers as the sun sets. Walking around this quintessentially feeling Cuban port whre young teens can be seen cavorting and diving off the platforms, whilst the elders of the community play and listen to the local musicians. This is where Cubans, and not many tourists, come to holiday.
Nearby you can visit the botanical gardens, take a day trip to the historical site of the Bay of Pigs, or head out on a catamaran and relax in the waters.
Cienfuegos is the real Cuba.
Why we love Cienfuegos
Visiting Cienfuegos on your Cuba Holiday is a really good way to get an insight into traditional Cuba. It is a beautiful city with an interesting history and for those with an interest in history and exploring the beaches of the island then this is a good stop off. All of the hotels are simple, full of character and local feel.