Enjoy a travel adventure in and around the "Pearl of the South" -- from historic architecture at this UNESCO World Heritage city to excursions into nature where we'll see Cuba's flora and fauna and more.
One of many statues rising above the tombs at Cementerio General La Reina, a national monument in Cienfuegos. The neo-Classical style cemetery dates from the and contains the graves of soldiers from the independence wars. (Photo by Kathryn MacDonald)
We sailed past Castillo de Jagua, which overlooks the mouth of the Bahia de Jagua (also called Bay of Cienfuegos). The 22km-long passage terminates at the marina, malecon, and the city. The limestone fortress was built as a defense against pirates by King Philip V of Spain in 1742 and is now open to visitors. A Blue Lady is said to haunt the passage from the chapel to the high walls. However, I did not see her. (Photo by Kathryn MacDonald; http://www.travelnotebook.ca/home.html)