On the shores of the Bay of Cienfuegos, in the southern central region of Cuba, is the city known as the La Perla del Sur (the Pearl of the South). Discover the rich culture of this region, an old colony founded by French emigrants and famous for its beautiful architecture, stunning natural surroundings and the hospitality of its people.
Only 7 km from Jaime González Airport and 250 km from Havana, the city center of Cienfuegos – declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity – is of great architectural importance influenced by the neoclassical period of the second half of the 19th century and the eclecticism of the 20th century. Colorful façades, elegant domes and towers with viewpoints adorn the buildings of a near perfect urban landscape. Experience the daily life of its people as they meet on the Paseo del Prado, the city’s main artery that links the city to the seafront promenade with its impressive views of the bay. To the south, in the enclave of Punta Gorda, is the famous Palacio de Valle, an eclectic building with Arabic influences. In the strait that joins the bay with the Caribbean Sea stands the Fortress of Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles de Jagua, built to defend the Spanish colony from attacks and looting and which still safeguards today the legends of pirates and their corsairs. When the sun sets, feel the Cuban sound and rhythms, get ready to mingle with the locals and enjoy the live music in the bars and a glass or two of delicious rum.
The Bay of Cienfuegos is home to one of the most important ports in the island with its industrial, fishing, trade and tourism activities. Its waters is home to spectacular marine life and an environmentally valuable coral reef. Discover the abundant, colorful fish and dozens of shipwrecks at the Notre Dame reef. A fantastic underwater world for snorkeling and scuba diving enthusiasts. If you wish to dive into the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, the Playa de Rancho Luna is waiting for you. And if the coast isn’t enough, then don’t miss out on the stunning mountainous scenery. Coffee and tobacco plantations, deep valleys and fast-moving rivers and home to native species of flora and fauna. The beautiful natural scenery of El Nicho, one of the most stunning parts of the interior of Cuba, is a combination of waterfalls and lakes in practically unspoilt surroundings.
Meliá has 3 hotels in Cienfuegos (Cuba): Meliá San Carlos, Hotel La Unión managed by Meliá Hotels International and Hotel Jagua managed by Meliá Hotels International.
These Meliá hotels in Cienfuegos, two located in the city center, the Meliá San Carlos and Hotel La Unión managed by Meliá Hotels International, and one in the exclusive enclave of Punta Gorda, the Hotel Jagua managed by Meliá Hotels International, offer all the services and facilities you need to make your stay in the south of Cuba unforgettable. Plus, they offer all facilities for tourists, events and meetings, weddings and honeymoons. Make Cienfuegos your destination for a holiday with the family, a trip with friends, a romantic getaway with your partner or a business trip.
Book your hotel in Cienfuegos now with Meliá and discover la Perla del sur.