Cienfuegos Province

Cienfuegos ProvinceCienfuegos Province (Spanish pronunciation: [sjeɱˈfweɣos]) is one of the provinces of Cuba. The capital city of the province is also called Cienfuegos and was founded by French settlers in 1819.

Located in the central-southern area of Cuba, the province of Cienfuegos is a land of proud and charismatic Cubans, with a Historic Centre recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. It is the only Cuban city founded by people from other countries, mostly French, something that gives it a unique French-like atmosphere that remains until our days.

The Cienfuegueros are cultured, and it shows. The ultimate figure of the music of Cienfuegos is Benny Moré, director, songwriter and singer, whose grave is a National Monument since 2009; the Cienfuegos literary environment is rich thanks to authors like Clotilde del Carmen Rodriguez, Antonio Hurtado del Valle and Mercedes Matamoros. The Flamenco dance, theatrical activity and visual arts are quite prolific in Cienfuegos too.

The natural attractions of Cienfuegos are varied and ideal for nature tourism lovers, perfect for enjoying the warm weather of the province (average of 77 °F). Be a tourist in Cienfuegos by visiting wonders like El Nicho, the Macizo de Guamuhaya, the Yaguanabo Valley and the Jagua Bay with its amazing environmental and ecological value. Cienfuegos also has a medicinal spa located in Ciego de Montero, 20 km away from the city.

You can arrive in Cienfuegos by air landing at the Jaime Gonzalez International Airport, by the sea at the Marina Marlin Cienfuegos and the cruise terminal and by land using the Viazul and Transur omnibus network that connects the province with the rest of Cuba. You will also find various travel agencies that provide all the information you need for your trips to Cienfuegos, where to stay, top dining spots and other services.

Ask us about including a stay or trip to the province when you call the Cuba Holiday experts free on 0800 270 7644