Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos is to the south central region of the Island and enjoys a unique tourism product; its main elements are its great nautical possibilities in hotels like Pasacaballos, Rancho Luna, Faro Luna or the Cienfuegos bay itself and the richness of the historical and cultural traditions carefully preserved by its people. In the city hotels like Hotel Jagua and La Union together with the beautiful Palacio del Valle and Cueva del Camaron restaurants are places that must be visited .Being in the central part of Cuba, Cienfuegos is an ideal place for the visitors that tour around Cuba.

Cienfuegos province

"Cienfuegos es la ciudad que mas me gusta a mi" quoted the famous Cuba musician Beny More. Meaning Cienfuegos is the city the I like the most, he was not wrong when he described in his songs this city known also as the Pearl of the South. Cienfuegos is to the south central region of the Island and enjoys unique tourism product, whose main elements are its great nautical possibilities and the richness of the historical and cultural traditions that the "Cienfuegueros" ( a person born in Cienfuegos) have passed from generation to generation; Cienfuegos being in the central part of Cuba is an ideal place for all the tourists that tour around Cuba. Cienfuegos was founded by French settlers who came from Burdeos, . According to history, the colony of La Fernandina de Jagua owes its birth, on April 22 of 1819, to Don Louis D'Clouet; it became a Villa in 1829 and a City in 1880. Small beaches washed by the Caribbean Sea, like Rancho Luna and El Inglés are located on the shores of the urban area, and constitute ideal places for the practice of Scuba Diving; especially in the stretch between the canal of the entrance to the Bay of Jagua and Boca Ambuila, where, besides the Notre Dame Column Coral (6 meters high and named so because of its extraordinary structural similarity to the famous Cathedral of Paris), there are more than 50 diving sites for snorkeling even around sunken ships. To the east, the one hundred years old Botanical Garden (National Monument) offers to visitors an enormous collection of plants of nearly 1 450 species, out of which 80% are exotic, and bears a collection of palm trees that is considered among the 10 most important ones in the world. Among the most important and beautiful buildings found in Cienfuegos , Palacio del Valle , Jagua Hotel and Teatro Tomas Terry are places that can not escape from the visitor's attention.

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