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
in Vedado, Havana
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
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
The most important rivers are Damují,
Caonao, Arimao, Hanábana, San Juan,
Yaguanabo, Hanabanilla and Cabagán.
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
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).
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
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:
The Castillo de
The Valle Palace
The Ferrer Palace
The Reina Cemetery
The Provincial Museum
The Plaza de Armas
Ciego Montero Spa
The Tomas Terry Theatre
The Guanaroca Lagoon
The Botanical Garden
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
And the attractions you should visit in cruces, cienfuegos cuba
The Mal Tiempo National Park
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:
The Desparramaderos waterfall
The Martin Infierno Cave
The Ethnographic of Mountain Museum
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
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.
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
And the attractions you should
visit in topes de collantes cienfuegos cuba are:
The Caburní Falls
The Gallo’s House
The Topes de Collantes Spa
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:
Río Negro resort
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.