Top 10 Things to do in Cienfuegos, Cuba

December 31, 2017 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Cienfuegos (American Spanish: [sjeɱˈfweɣos]), capital of Cienfuegos Province, is a city on the southern coast of Cuba. It is located about 250 km (160 mi) from Havana and has a population of 150,000. The city is dubbed La Perla del Sur (Pearl of the South). Cienfuegos literally translates to "one hundred fires"—cien meaning "one hundred", fuegos meaning "fires".
Restaurants in Cienfuegos

1. El Nicho Waterfalls

Cienfuegos, Cuba +53 5 5418165
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

El Nicho Waterfalls

Reviewed By Liz T - Toronto, Canada

Highly recommended the best part of the trip. If you go to Cienfiegos to there. We got a tour and included lunch too.

2. Guanaroca Lagoon

Cienfuegos, Cuba
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 202 reviews

Guanaroca Lagoon

Reviewed By Agata327 - Wroclaw, Poland

Visit the place in the early morning, so that you have a chance to admire flamingos (they're gone around 10:00).
It's a beautiful and peaceful place. Firstly, you hava a short guided walk through the woods. The guide spoke English and was very nice. Then, you go in a small boat (3 people per boat) to admire the flamingos. We were lucky because our boat guide spoke English and could tell us more about the place, nature and birds. My friends who went with a non-English speaking guide were also extermely happy about the trip, so don't worry you'll miss something.

3. Delfinario de Cienfuegos

An Der Carretera a Pasacaballo | Playa Rancho Luna, Cienfuegos 55100, Cuba +53 43 248120
Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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Terrible
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4.5 based on 391 reviews

Delfinario de Cienfuegos

Reviewed By worldtravelers100 - Ontario

It wasn't the typical show you would have thought. Very entertaining and I wished to have paid for swimming with them.
We purchased the tickets at the hotel Rancha Luna to save money. But it's well worth paying full price at the Delfinario. Only $2 difference.

4. Parque Jose Marti

Cienfuegos, Cuba
Excellent
46%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Parque Jose Marti

Reviewed By M Richard M - Livermore, Colorado

surrounded by old shops and places to nosh, the center is devoted to street vendors selling everything Cuban. Fun walking

5. Palacio de Valle

Reparto Punta Gorda, Cienfuegos 55100, Cuba +53 5 2580213
Excellent
49%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 645 reviews

Palacio de Valle

Reviewed By losdosgringos2015 - Ontario, Canada

There is a little train which leaves the downtown plaza and goes all the way out to the end of Punta Gorda, where this site is located. We were able to walk into the Palace without paying anything and had a nice look around even up to the Terrace on top. It is a lovely spot, worth the trip.

6. Jagua Castle

Passacabalos, Cienfuegos, Cuba
Excellent
44%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
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4 based on 176 reviews

Jagua Castle

Reviewed By Vuong-MTL - Montreal, Canada

I was in Cienfuegos two weeks ago and so I took the opportunity to visit The Jaqua Castle. I was expecting it to be bigger. It's rather small, built in the 17th century.
The view is beautiful from the watch tower. The canons from the entrance are huge.
Entrance fee is 5 pesos. You can see old hand written documents dated back centuries, swords, pistols, etc... Unfortunately, the guide speaks little english. I would have liked to know the history of the Jaqua Castle. Nevertheless, it was an interesting visit and a beautiful place to take your souvernir photos.

7. Teatro Terry

Ave. 56 #2703 y Calle 27, Cienfuegos 55100, Cuba +53 43 513361
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 425 reviews

Teatro Terry

Reviewed By Eddiemack - Pompano Beach, Florida

We stopped at Cienfuegos during a Holiday cruise. You can tell that the city once had money, just by walking around town. It's the best existing example of 19th-century Spanish Enlightenment urban planning. That's a fancy way of saying it's a pedestrian friendly place with a median Promenade down its main traffic street that's full of local shops and restaurants. The old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During an orientation tour, we took a step back in time at the Tomas Terry Theatre which was made a National Monument in 1978 and won an Award of Conservation in 2008. Named after a sugar magnate, the theater features a neo-classic design and an exquisite fresco embellishing the ceiling. It seats about 950 people and hosted such celebrities as Caruso and Bernhardt.

8. Punta Gorda

Cienfuegos, Cuba +53 5 3381509
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 572 reviews

Punta Gorda

Reviewed By JandJFarnhamCommon - Farnham common

We walked here from Cienfuegos. An long straight road with diesel fumes. As soon as we could we left the main road for the coast roads. You pass lots of crumbling buildings the yacht club, people fishing, Palacio de Valle and you end a a park that is now run down but does have a small bar in the middle serving cocktails to mostly tourists. Nice view to the bay but could so easily be improved to make somewhere tourists might like to go.

9. Ferrer Palace

Ave. 54 | esq. Calle 25, Cienfuegos 55100, Cuba
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 100 reviews

Ferrer Palace

Reviewed By Mike_Sump - Dallas, Texas

This palace is still under renovation by which I mean you'll walk around rubble and be serenaded by the sound of saws and hammers. Still, you can see a magnificent old building under the construction and can appreciate how the well to do lived before the revolution. The real gem is the view and photographs from the top of the tower.

Calle 37 | Paseo El Prado, Cienfuegos 55100, Cuba
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
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4 based on 118 reviews

Malecon de Cienfuegos

Reviewed By Helen D - Christchurch, New Zealand

I was disappointed with the Malecon walk. The sea is used as a dumping area. Water bottles, old wrappers you name it - all just littered everywhere. It is filthy and the stench in the air was so bad I wanted to cross the other side of the road. I didn't know whether to breathe through my nose or my mouth. We were told by the locals to walk along the Malecon especially in the evening - it was the place to go. It was supposed to be romantic we were told. Forget the hand holding... You need to hold your nose!

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