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Cienfuegos Cuba

Cienfuegos is located in the central southern part of Cuba and borders on Villa Clara to the north, on Matanzas province to the west, on Sancti Spíritus province to the east and on the Caribbean Sea to the south. Its capital is the identically named Cienfuegos city, one of the most important ports in the island.
Cienfuegos is the smallest province in Cuba. It has a surface area of 4,180 square kilometers (1,649 square miles) and a population of around 395,183 inhabitants (Population Density: 94.5 per km²-239.6 per sq m).
 

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The Guamuhaya mountain range dominates the southeastern portion of Cienfuegos province. Its highest point is the Pico San Juan, at 1,150 m (3,757 ft.) above sea level.

These mountains are characterized by steep peaks and deep valleys, the exuberance of vegetation, endemism of species of flora and fauna, cave systems, beautiful landscapes, pure and transparent rivers and streams that make up picturesque waterfalls and crystalline ponds.

There are many attractive sites in this zone like El Nicho, Topes de Collantes and Hanabanilla.


The southern coast of the province is flat and contains bays, inlets, coves, points and sandy beaches. The Jagua Bay, one of the largest (almost 35 square miles, 90 square kilometers) and most protected bays in Cuba, includes the Cienfuegos port, of great economic importance for the region. It is a center of the sugar trade, as well as coffee, tobacco henequen, fruits and rice. A boat trip around the bay, dotted with picturesque cays, is very nice.

Cienfuegos has numerous lakes, which are used for both water sports and fishing. The Guanaroca Lagoon is located near the province’s capital city.

The most important rivers are Damují, Caonao, Arimao, Hanábana, San Juan, Yaguanabo, Hanabanilla and Cabagán.

Castle of the Real Force, Havana Cuba


Underground waters and several waterfalls between 20 and 35 meters (65 and 115 feet) high also exist.
Like most Cuban provinces, sugar cane is its major crop. Also, cattle, fishing and tobacco are important commodities and subsistence agriculture is practiced. Local farmers grow coffee.

The main industries are coffee- and tobacco-processing plants, distilleries, and fish canneries. Cienfuegos also has a fertilizer factory and a thermoelectric plant. Cienfuegos is well served by railways, highways, and domestic airlines.

Cienfuegos has a prosperous tourist industry, with special interest for nature tourists. Comfortable hotels have been built in some of the most beautiful spots in cities, beaches and mountains, to facilitate your enjoyment of Nature.
Very near Cienfuegos city are the Rancho Luna and El Inglés beaches, ideal for scuba diving and other water sports. There are many underwater caves, and well over 50 dive sites in the province.

The best time to visit Cienfuegos is between December and April. The weather is at its coolest and driest during these months, yet it's still far warmer than those of North America and Europe.

In the spring and fall, it is off-season and this may mean fewer hotel amenities. There are, however, benefits for traveling in the low season: lack of crowds and prices that tumble by up to 25%.

Tops destinations in Cienfuegos, Cuba are:


Theater Amadeo Roldan, Havana Cuba

Cienfuegos city, capital of the province of the same name and one of the most prosperous and modern cities of Cuba, is located about 250 km (155 miles) SE of Havana and 67 km (43 miles) SW of Santa Clara City. It has a population of 150,000.

The city was founded by French settlers in 1819. Its original name was Fernardina de Jagua and now is also known as "La Perla del Sur" (Pearl of the South).

Its origins are evident in its buildings and layout, with wide French-style boulevards running down to the port, many parks and promenades. Still standing in the downtown are six buildings from 1819-50 and 327 buildings from 1851-1900. There is no other place in the Caribbean having such a remarkable cluster of neoclassical structures. In 2005, UNESCO inscribed the downtown on the World Heritage List, citing “Cienfuegos as the best extant example of the 19th-century Hispanic colonial city.”

Near the entrance to the Bahia de Cienfuegos is the Castillo de Jagua, a fortress erected in the 1740s for protection against Caribbean pirates and now converted in an all-purpose museum.


And the attractions you should visit in cienfuegos city cuba are:
 
 
Cruces: is a town in Cienfuegos province. It was founded in 1852 in a place known as Sabana de Ibarra. The railway reaches the town in 1855.
The municipality covers 123 km² and includes the communities of Estrada Palma, Mal Tiempo, Marta and Monte Cristo. It is the home of the Mal Tiempo National Park which commemorates an important battle in the 1895 War of Independence, under the command of the Generalissimo Máximo Gomez.
Corner of the Great_Theater of the Havana ,  Cuba

And the attractions you should visit in cruces, cienfuegos cuba are:
 
 

East Havana, Santa Maria, Cuba

Cumanayagua: Just 29 kilometers east of the major port city of Cienfuegos is Cumanayagua, a picturesque town situated in the foothills of Guamuhaya mountain range.

Avilés dam is an attractive manmade lake where the tourists can fishing and practice other water sports.

And the attractions you should visit in cumanayagua cienfuegos cuba are:
 
 
Topes de Collantes: Located in Guamuhaya mountain range, the Topes de Collantes Natural Park is a place of extraordinary beauty and great scientific value for Cuban Botany, Zoology and Ecology.
It’s a protected area of 200 square kilometers with a great number of endemic species of flora and fauna, which occupies part of the Cienfuegos, Sancti Spiritus and Villa Clara provinces.


Church on 5th Avenue , Miramar. Havana Cuba
Activities include hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, photo hunting and admiring the beauties of nature. You will also find many restaurants and recreation centers that offer typical local dishes and drinks.

And the attractions you should visit in topes de collantes cienfuegos cuba are:
 
 

Hanabanilla: in the Escambray mountain range is the Hanabanilla resort, with a comfortable hotel on the banks of the Hanabanilla River. Its principal attraction is the dam of the same name (the only mountain lake in the island), where the tourists can practice many water sports, such as the fishing freshwater fish or rowing across the lake. Other tourist attractions are trekking, mountain climbing, photo-hunting and watching the beauties of nature.

And the attractions you should visit are:
 
 
Yaguanabo Valley: is located between the mountains and the coast, close to the Cienfuegos-Trinidad highway, just 55 km from Cienfuegos. Its beautiful landscapes are specials for photographers and nature lovers. The Yaguanabo River crosses the valley, reserving beautiful scenery. It is possible to get to know the agricultural activities of the zone linked to livestock rising and contemplate the flora and fauna.
 
 
Other tourist attractions in cienfuegos cuba are:

 

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