Known as the Pearl of the South, Cienfuegos Cuba is one of Cuba’s most popular destinations. The seaside city is set on a beautiful bay on Cuba’s southern coast 4.5 hours’ drive from Havana. Cienfuegos was an important port for the sugar trade in the 19th century, especially after a African slave rebellion in Haiti sent sugar barons of French ancestry fleeing to Cuba where they re-established themselves and Cienfuegos became essentially a French-style city.
In the first half of the 20th century, Cienfuegos Cuba became a popular yachting destination as the beauty of it’s former yacht club, still attests. Like all of Cuba’s coastal cities it was plagued by pirates, and one of the city’s attractions is an excursion to a pirate fortress and fishing village across the bay from the city of Cienfuegos. With the advent of Cruise ship tourism to Cienfuegos, the city is occasionally over-run, but because Havana VIP experiences are exclusive for our clients, you’ll never feel overwhelmed by tourists even when the big ships are in port.
Cienfuegos Cuba is one of the more popular Havana VIP destinations, and we often use Cienfuegos Airport as a port of entry for clients wanting to visit the provinces before heading to Havana. In addition to our usual history and architecture tours of Cienfuegos, Havana VIP offers a couple off-beat experiences for our clients like playing Softball in the Barrio and Music and Art With Kids. We offer our Fiesta Campesina near the El Nicho tropical cascades located between Cienfuegos and Trinidad. We also offer some fun outdoor activities here including canoeing to a Flamingo sanctuary. Nightlife in Cienfuegos can also be a lot of fun, after all Cienfuegos is the birthplace of Beny Moré, the 1940′-50’s salsa music legend still remembered as the “Barbarian of Rythm”.
As always when planning your dream trip to Cuba with Havana VIP, just let us know your interests and we’ll find or create a great experience just for you!