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Experience Cienfuegos

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Fast facts
  • Known as the ""Pearl the South"" for the beauty of its bay
  • A recognized UNESCO urban historic centre
  • Beautiful neoclassical architecture to admire, like the City Hall and Ferrer Palace
  • Excellent shoreside activities; fishing, kayaking and scuba diving

Set along the stunning Bahia de Jagua, Cienfuegos has been dubbed Perla del Sur, or the "Pearl of the South" for its beauty and charm. Designated as a UNESCO urban historic centre, you'll be swept away by the charm and architectural wonders of Cienfuego's neoclassical buildings. Discover remnants of a French colonial past as you visit the City Hall and Ferrer Palace. A water-oriented city, Cienfuegos boasts a lively shoreline where fishermen catch crustaceans when the tide recedes. The destination is also great for sailing, diving and snorkelling, where you can discover caves, labyrinths, vertical walls and more than 10 sunken ships, as well as enjoy great visibility.

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Travel tips

National language: Spanish

Currency: CUC (Cuban Convertible Peso). We recommend travellers bring CAD (Canadian Dollars) to exchange to CUC (Cuban Convertible Peso) at their resort. Please avoid bringing damaged or ripped bills for exchange.

Language notes: Hola! While the local language is Spanish, many locals speak English. Your destination reprentatives can also help with any common phrases or translation help.

Voltage: 110V

Travel tips: Set along the stunning Bahia de Jagua, Cienfuegos has been dubbed Perla del Sur, or the "Pearl of the South" for its beauty and charm. Designated as a UNESCO urban historic centre, you'll be swept away by the charm and architectural wonders of Cienfuego's neoclassical buildings.

What to pack: Don’t know what to bring? Don’t worry. Click here for a full checklist to print and refer to when packing for your all-inclusive vacation in Cienfuegos.

What to buy: Havana Club rum is a popular export due to its high quality and excellent taste. Another famous export and souvenir among tourists are Cohiba cigars. Cuban coffee is well recognized with Cubita Coffee being the most popular brand in the country.

Getting around: Your local Sunwing Experiences representative will handle your airport transfers, providing you with round-trip transportation from the airport to your resort and back. To discover all the incredible things to do and see, Sunwing Experiences will take you on a range of exciting tours and excursions.

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