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Casa Particular / B&B Cienfuegos
Avenida 54 # 4923
e/ 49 y 51
Tel. +53 (43) 51 90 56
Price: 25 CUC in the high-season (July-August, 15. of november - april), 20 CUC in the low-season.
Description: Eliers house is very good located. It's near the city centre and very close to the bus terminal. When you stand in front of the house you will never imagine what's waiting for you inside...
Elier rents two nice and recently renovated and refurbished rooms - both with it's own bathroom - of course with hot and cold shower.
Very nice is the little courtyard of the house. Here you will feel well, while drinking a tasteful cuban coffee, a cold beer or a tasty Cuban Coctail or just reading some pages in a a book. Of course Elier will prepare you breakfast and if you like also other meals. There's also a laundry service for your cloths).
Reservation: by phone or also by e-Mail
Cienfuegos is one of the
most cleanest and well-kepted city of Cuba. In this place you can find many
houses in the colonial style, many of them has been restaured. The city has
a good level of turists, because most of the tourists which are for only a short
time in Cuba prefer to see neighbor-city Trinidad. The principal street is named "El Prado" and at the end of it you can find the beautifull Malecon.
At the end of the Malecon at Punta Gorda you will find the biggest hotel from
Cienfuegos, el hotel "La Jagua". The historical center of the city
is located on Plaza Mayor, where you also can found the community house and
also the city house of culture.
Suggestions in Cienfuegos
- Art gallery (Galería
de Arte). At Boulevard of Cienfuegos is located a recomendable Art gallery
which shows the work of local artists.
- Discoteca Beny More. At the Plaza Martí, in the centre of
the city. They play Cuban and Internacional music - the entrance costs about 3 CUC.
- UNEAC: In the garden of the local Artist's club you will enjoy often really good concerts at good prices. Located at the Plaza Mayor / Plaza Martí.
- To Eat. There are
some budget restaurants where you can pay in Cuban Pesos. For exemple the
El Mandarin (Creole kitchen - at the corner of 37 and 60), El Pollito
(chicken - Street 37 between 56 and 58), and the 1819 (Street 37 between
56 and 58).
- Castillo de Jagua.
A fortress build by the Spanish with the subject to deny the bay to pirates
who had been using it as a refuge. From Cienfuegos you can go to the fortress
by the ferry. It leaves at the corner of 23 and 46. The trips cost for tourists
fifty CUC cents. There's also a posibility to leave from the Marina Puertosol
(Punta Gorda - Street 35 between 10 and 11) but this service is only for tourists
and you will pay a lot more!
- Playa Rancho Luna.
A small and beautifull beach just 8 km far from cienfuegos. For going to the
beach you have to get into the hotel Rancho Luna. It cost 5 CUC each person
(one CUC for the entrance and 4 CUC for the consumation). A taxi from ciefuegos
to the hotel cost 8 CUC. There's also a beach closer to Cienfuegos but this
one isn't recommendable.
- Hotel Faro Luna.
The local centre for diving. From this place leave every day diving excursions,
if you don't have the equipment with you, you can hire it at the hotel. You
will visit some coral reefs and sunken ships. The taxi from Cienfuegos will
cost about 10 CUC.
- Jardin Botanico (Botanical
Garden). Cienfuegos botanical garden is the most important of Latin America.
It is located in a very big area where you can find plan from all the world.
It's easing going there by using public transport from the town centre. The
entrence cost 3 CUC.
- El Nicho. The source
of the river Hanabanilla is located in a marvellous landscape of the Sierra
Escambray. You have a nice view to the ... of the Hanabanilla and also the
province of Santa Clara. You can also take a bath under the waterfalls of
Hanabanilla. El Nicho is up to now not touristic so you can find only one
restaurant with horrible prices. Because of that it's better to carry food
and drinks by yourself.
This place is really worth to do a trip although it's rather dificult going
there. By public transport it's not posible to do the trip in one day. When
you go by taxi you will have to pay a lot - this only works when there are
four paying people in the cab. So I think the best way to go is to rent a "moto". The rent will cost you about 24 CUC a day. You can rent
them at the hotel "La Jagua". But be aware, also the street isn´t
in the best condition. So, if none of these posibilites was one for you, the
last (for me) but the easiest one... Go organized. This will cost you about
30 CUC with transport, guide and meal.
- Baño Ciego de
Montero. At about 20km from the City of Cienfuegos are the baths (spas
(?)) of Ciego de Montero. The entrance is maybe gratis, at least I was told
so. If you like an other service like a massage you will pay at least 5 CUC.
A taxi to this place will cost you about 12 CUC, you can also go by collectiv
Some kilometres out of the city. It's an old farm where nowadays are organzied
different types of events, for exemple a discotec under the stars. If you
go before 23:00 you can enjoy the peace of the place. It's a place where you
not only find tourist but also many cuban couples. The entry costs one CUC
- For organised excursions
I suggest the local office of Cubatour. The agency is at the street
37 between 54 and 56 (Phone 45 12 42). They not only offers standard excursions
which you also can do easiliy by public transport but also recomendable excursions
which are difficult to do without hired transport for example to the Nicho
- 27 CUC or to sugar factory for have a look to the old railway engines and
so on for 20 CUC (Excursion "A Todo Vapor"). You can read all
the offerts [pdf] in Spanish.
How to go to Cienfuegos
- Viazul (bus) there are two buses daily from Habana, one from Varadero and three from Trinidad. Look at the timetable!
- Train Train #67
leaves every second day Habana for it's journey to Cienfeugos. It's a very
slow train, but the landscape (a lot of sugargrowing area and citric plantationes)
is it worth. If you don´t have to much time or if you are rather
a nervous person I think it's better when you go by bus - if you enjoy the train, then I recomend you to bring enough food and beverages with you, because, as I mentioned, it's a long trip...
There are also trains between Santa Clara and Cienfuegos and to local villages
like Aguada, Palmira und Cumanayagua, ask at the Station for the timetable.