Cienfuegos Vacations

Established in 1819, Cienfuegos is an easy-going place and the only city in Cuba founded by French settlers. The city, newer than most in the country, is noticeably cleaner and more spacious than the average provincial capital and deserving of its label as the "Pearl of the South". Developed in the neoclassical style, the Urban Historic Center of ... Read more
Cienfuegos is a UNESCO site. The most alluring side to Cienfuegos is its bayside location, which provides pleasant offshore breezes and some sleepy views across the usually undisturbed water. When you're finished walking around the city, try some regional cuisine at Villa Lagarto.
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  • El Nicho
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    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Trekking, Waterfall
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  • Punta Gorda
    8.04 reviews
    Outdoors, Scenic Lookout
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  • Teatro Terry
    10.03 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Performing Arts, Historic Site, Theater
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  • Palacio de Gobierno
    10.03 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Government Building, Historic Site
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Beijing, China

Cienfuegos has a different feel and character compared to other parts of Cuba. Their Malecon offers one of the most pleasant walks in all of the country, with it's calm seaside vibes and colonial French architecture. There are beautiful spots to explore outside of the city like the Jardin Botanico and El Nicho, and has some great and cheap diving opportunities. Consider extending your stay here to wander the surrounding area (via collectivo) and take it all in. This place truly is a gem in southern Cuba.

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Madrid, Spain

Situated on the southern coast of Cuba Cienfuegos is called "Pearl of the South" for it's beautiful, elegant French Colonial architectures. Wander around Plaza Jose Marti and Paseo El Prado to see the grand Colonial buildings as they bear witness to its glorious past. Arranged around a bay, the city has a charming waterside setting. The Malecon might not be as long as the one in Havana but it's as busy and lively in the evening with Cubans drinking and chatting the night away.

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA

The city of Cienfuegos was once known as the "Pearl of the South" and the colonial architecture around the main square is still quite pretty. Tour the Tomas Terry Theater if you have a chance. Smaller than Havana, the dining options are a bit limited. Be sure to take a road trip to nearby Trinidad (about an hour away).

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Nairobi, Kenya
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A nice place to stop if you are driving to Trinidad, but it did not seen like a destination in itself. Some very impressive buildings here.

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Saskatoon, Canada

Very nice town with beautiful buildings and streets.

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Oldham, United Kingdom
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San Jose, California, USA
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