Experience Cienfuegos

Overview
Fast facts
  • Known as the “Pearl of the South” for its natural beauty
  • Recognized as a UNESCO urban historic centre
  • Beautiful neoclassical architecture like City Hall and Ferrer Palace

Set along the sparkling Bahia de Jagua on Cuba’s south coast, Cienfuegos is known as the “Pearl of the South” for its beauty and charm. Designed as a UNESCO urban historic centre, the city streets are lined with neoclassical buildings and classic American cars that will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Originally settled by the French, the old town is reminiscent of French colonial times and was one of the largest colonial settlements on the island. Cienfuegos is also an ideal destination for water sport lovers with excellent opportunities for sailing, fishing and underwater exploration – the area is home to ten shipwrecks in addition to a variety of dive sites including caves, vertical walls and underwater labyrinths.

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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 Cienfuegos' 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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