Cienfuegos, Cuba Vacations

Our Opinion of Cienfuegos

Located approximately 255 km from Havana on Cuba's southern coast, Cienfuegos is one of the chief seaports of Cuba. Sugarcane and coffee are the major crops grown around this city of 150,000.
The downtown contains 6 buildings from 1819-50, 327 buildings from 1851-1900, and 1188 buildings from the 20th century. There is no other place in the Caribbean which contains such a remarkable cluster of Neoclassical structures. The destination of Cienfuegos.

During the Cuban Revolution the city saw an uprising against Fulgencio Batista, the leader of Cuba, and was bombed, on September 5, 1957. In 2005, UNESCO inscribed the Urban Historic Centre of Cienfuegos on the World Heritage List, citing Cienfuegos as the best extant example of the 19th-century early Spanish Enlightenment implementation in urban planning.

Things to know about Cienfuegos, Cuba Vacations

Activities & Sports
Enjoy snorkeling, scuba-diving, water sports, colonial architecture and sight-seeing.

Dining & Nightlife
Nightlife and dining options are limited in this area of Cuba.

Local arts and crafts, interesting souvenirs, clothing, and more. Rum and cigars should be bought only at reputable stores.

Flying time from:
Approximately 3 hours 45 minutes.
Montreal: Approximately 4 hours 30 mintues.

Languages: Spanish, English widely spoken in tourist areas.
Currency: CUC (Cuban Convertible Peso); CAD dollars easily exchanged but subject to 8% conversion fee (10% for US dollars and 11.24% for credit card charges). US-issued credit cards and travellers cheques are not accepted in Cuba.
Climate: Sub-tropical with an average of ten days of rain a month from May to October.
Electricity: 110V or 220V (converters required) depending on hotel.
Canadian citizens require a valid passport to enter Cuba. All other nationalities please consult a vacation specialist or the Cuban Consulate at (416)234-8181 or the Cuban Tourist Board at (416) 362-0700.

Cuba tourist cards are supplied & validated with vacation packages. Some restrictions apply to tourists 18 years & under, when travelling without parents.

Note: Some hotels require credit card imprint upon check-in for any incidental charges. Hotel check-in is typically between 3pm and 4pm. If your flight arrives early, it is a good idea to pack essential items in your carry-on luggage (i.e. bathing suit, suntan lotion, medications, etc.), so you do not miss any valuable vacation time.

IMPORTANT:Each travelling passenger is responsible to pay a local departure tax in Cuban Convertible Pesos (CUC). This fee is payable in cash at the airport in destination prior to boarding your flight, in the amount of CUC$25 (subject to change). makes every effort to ensure that information on this page is current, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice.