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CASA RECOMMENDATIONS
::: Center, Pueblo Nuevo, 18 casas here
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Punta Gorda + del Medio, 18 casas here
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Rancho Luna + Milpas, 8 casas here
By far the most water-oriented city on the island (puerto, punta, bahia, canal, ferry), it is the only Cuban city founded by French colonials from Bordeaux, Philadelphia and Louisiana, the city was first located at the point on the bay of Jagua, by Don Luis de Clouet as an outpost in 1829 and a city in 1880.

Its huge bay,
Bahia de Jagua, is a sight to behold : 88 sq km (19 km long x 7 wide). It reaches the open sea through a 3,6 km-long sinuous canal which passes by Castillo de Jagua and Pasacaballo to end before Punta Gavilan. The bay named Jagua, is the most important local natural resource. The entire economic and social life of the region revolves around it, and it has influenced local traditions, customs, and legends since the nineteenth century.

The shoreline and its attendant activities (such as fishing, beach activities, and scuba diving) are
deeply rooted in Cienfuegos culture. The twice-daily tide allows fishermen to catch enough crustaceans to offer meals (albeit illegal) in Castillo de Jagua and its small pueblo called El Perché.

Refuge of pirates during the 17th century, (Drake, de Sores, Bruce, Morgan, Craff), the rivers Caunao, Salado, Damují and Arimao flow to the bay, with Arimao wide enough to be called a lake and Guanaroca now a protected area.

"
Pearl of the South" (Perla del Sur), its prodigal son, mambo music legend, known as El Barbaro del Ritmo, Benny Moré called it simply "the town I like the most". So do a lot of visitors.

Streets are easy to locate in its square plan and the historical, cultural and architectural treasures of its old town in the centre and on
Punta Gorda are now a National Monument as well as — since Spring 05 — a UNESCO World Heritage Site, well worth a stay.
ROUTEMAPS (km)
Aguada de Pasajeros (highway junction), 56
Camaguey, 324
Ciego Montero (baths) 28
El Nicho, 52
Guajimico, 32
Holguin, 542
Jaguey Grande, 94
Jardin Botanico, 18
La Habana Vieja, 239
Matanzas, 191
Manicaragua, 58
Palmira, 14
Pasacaballo-Milpas, 23
Playa Giron, 81
Playa Larga, 118
Playa Rancho Luna, 17
Ranchuelo, 47
Santa Clara, 68
Sancti Spiritus, 148
Santiago de Cuba, 660
Trinidad, 84
Varadero, 178


Camilo Villalvilla Soto — extrañas aves migratorias no3
The
Orquideario Macradenia in Palmira boasts 1,200 species of orchids. Our notes here.
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MAPS & LINKS
Map - City — Detailed downtown plus Punta Gorda
Map - Architecture & Landscape: 43 in City Center
Map - Architecture & Landscape: 29 in Punta Gorda
Map - Downtown Pueblo Nuevo UNESCO Heritage Site
Map - North part of Punta Gorda
Map - Punta Gorda with our casas
Map - From the highway at Aguada de Pasajeros
Map - From Cienfuegos to Trinidad
Map - Province of Cienfuegos
Train Schedule on fahrplancenter.com
Viazul Bus Schedule - Route 18 Habana - Trinidad
Viazul Bus Schedule - Route 42 Vinales - Trinidad
Island-wide bus connections (horariodebuses.com/)
Daily currency exchange rates
Cascada El Nicho (Waterfall)
Rising and downward tides - Bay of Cienfuegos
Guajimico scuba diving
Yoga group used to meet calle 37 y 52 - Otherwise
All that's natural in Cienfuegos province
Listen Live - Radio Progreso 680 [tunein.com]
Today's arrivals and departures at local airport
Weather forecast for the next 14 days (a fortnight)
WHAT'S ON — LOCAL SHOWS & EVENTS (PDF)

The whole web CUBACASAS.NET
POPULATION 166,227 (2007)

RESTAURANTS
Covadonga, El Amanecer (37th), El Cochinito, El Criollito Pepe (33th), El Mandarin (37th y 60), El Pollito (37th), El Resplandor (37th), La Cueva del Camaron, 1819 (37th y 56), Palacio de Valle — A list of 27 so-called "top" local restaurants here

PALADARES
Casa Prado, avenida 37 (once on our list of casas), Casona de Conde, on Punta Gorda (room is noisy), Villa Lagarto at the end of Punta Gorda (service annoys lodgers)

SERVICES
Local Yoga Instructor : Sosa, tel. (45) 29-4572 Mercado Agropecuario, the large fruit & veggie market (avenida 58 corner calle 31) hugely recommendend as it has arguably the best selection of fruits on the island.Aeropuerto (c/o Cubana Tel. 5868 ou 7994) Clinica 70-08 Cubacel 45-82-22 Cubana 45-13-28 Havanautos 45-1211 Transautos 2-79-82 Transtur 7892 Viazul 81-14, 57-20

EVENINGS
Cubanisimo de Artex on Punta Gorda with great live band shows : don't miss local group Ante Misto ! Discoteca Beny Moré Cabaret de Jagua Malecon Casa de la Cultura Benjamin Duarte Tropisur Costa Sur Café Teatro Terry These nightspots publish a regular "What On" bulletin. PDF here.

Other nightspots, scenes and stages
La Caribeña Palacio de la Musica Palacio de Turismo Sala del centro Dramático Teatro Guiñol UNEAC

Cinemas : Guanaroca, Luisa, Prado

TRANSPORTATION
Bus (see link above left; Circuito Norte below or click Cuba map at right for Viazul web page)

Trains La Habana Every 3rd day from Habana Central station, train #19 leaves at 07h00, a 10-hour ride making 38 stops and arrives here at 17h20

Architecture & Map Guide of City Centre : 43 sites


Club Cienfuegos on Punta Gorda ! Good food, swimming pool for a fee, lovely views from its terrace. Was the site (up to the 1980's) of Formula 1 speedboat races, close to the rowing school and the marina which rents kayaks. © Wanda Bendik |The other side of the building opens on calle 37, continuation of the wide avenue crossing the town center, el Prado. The two carriages are caballo-powered taxis ; ) © sogestour

Punta Gorda © Blair Bessette
Blowin' in the wind at Jardin Botanico © asielgustavo, panoramio | Mini map of the bay © sogestour

Palacio del Valle © Blair Bessette
Asemblea Provincial building and city hall [Ayuntamiento] on Parque Marti; its members are duly elected every 5 years. In Jan 08 election, 70% of elected candidates for the province were women — none had to belong to Communist Party © Ricardo, picasaweb | Palacio del Valle on Punta Gorda : music and meals in a so-so atmosphere © Blair Bessette


Ferry leaving the dock at El Perché below Castillo de Jagua — the antique fort recently restaured — and crossing to Pasacaballo © sogestour | Parque de la Punta with a tiny water access for dipping off a micro beach, steps from the last casas at the tip of Punta Gorda on calle 35 © sogestour

Teatro Tomas Terry © Jorge Tutor
Teatro Tomas Terry, one of most stunning in the country entirely restored © Jorge Tutor |The ferry plies the bay waters and the sea-leading channel going from the port to Castillo de Jagua (El Perché), Pasacaballo (and its only building, the namesake hotel here in background). On the way back to town, it sometimes makes a stop at Cayo Carena © sogestour


Caballo (horse) on calle Lamar on the big point, Punta Gorda © asielgustavo, flickr | This yet-to-be-woman is already taking the stance by (seemingly) teaching (something) to seven yet-to-be-men © partwish, picasa — Enlarge


Twice a day in both directions, a Viazul bus stops here at the
local guagua terminal located Calle Gloria e/ 56 y 58, Tel. (43) 51-81-14


The big point —
Punta Gorda — advancing in the bay has always been a cherished spot for Cuban bigwigs as well as visitors. In the Thirties on this postcard.


On the big point, the main property is
Hotel Jagua's Palacio del Valle, once a casino project by (and for the sole benefit of) dictator Batista © pdv_zamorano, flickr, com

NEW BUS SERVICE TO THE CAYOS
The very popular Circuito Norte bus circuit leaving daily from Trinidad at 07:30
through Cienfuegos at 08h50, Santa Clara, Camajuani, Remedios and Caibarien has been restaured (was cancelled in 2013). Returns here daily at 18h30.

Now (in 2015) it's extended to cayos Las Brujas, Ensenachos and all the way to Santa Maria on the
Cayeria del Norte, about 185km north of Trinidad. Sked here


LOCAL VIAZUL OFFICE
Calle 47, e/56 y 58 Telefono (43) 51-57-20 or (43) 51-81-14 ext 110.


The almost mythical Cayo Carena still shows some standing buildings, some full of stories to tell and a nice playita surely among the less used in the whole of the Caribbean.

But as a foreigner, getting there ain't a picnic, Nick ; ) © Gustavo Rumbaut, panoramio

CRUISIN' ALONG, THERE & BACK
The cross-bay ferry leaves daily from the city port at 13h00 and goes to the channel at the dock below the little town of El Perché under the Castillo de Jagua (the Fortaleza de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles, work of French Engineer Sébastien Le Pestre), facing the Hotel Pasacaballo, near Milpas (casa for rent) across the narrow but deep canal.

This ferry returns to town passing [sometimes, may, on request?] by Cayo Carena (photos at left) an small island which was a refuge for the rich with second homes.

With a bird's eye view, one can see remains of some buildings more here.

TOP OF THE CROP
From a UNESCO page on the city centre : "The most representative buildings include : the Government Palace (City Hall, current office of the Asemblea Provincial of the Poder Popular), Colegio San Lorenzo School, the Bishopric, the Ferrer Palace, the former lyceum building, and some residential buildings. "At present, in the historic centre, there are six buildings that remain from the first half of the 19th century, and 327 buildings from the second half. There are 1188 buildings from the 20th century, most of them from the first half. There are some 300 public buildings, and the rest are mainly residential."

SEE.KNOW.DO
Teatro Tomás Terry : a national monument since 1982, inaugurated in 1890 has seen the likes of Sarah Bernhardt, Enrico Caruso, Nicolas Guillen and Federico Garcia Lorca Castillo de Jagua), work of French engineer Sebastien Le Pestre Catedral de la Purísima Concepción Los Jardines Museo provincial Museo de la Clandestinidad Museo municipal Museo Histórico Naval

Architecture
& Landscape
72 sites
Centro map
Punta map.
Casa de los leones
Casa de los leones

Cementero de Reina

Cementero Tomás Acea
Palacio del Valle
Palacio del Valle

Colegio San Lorenzo

Palacio de Ferrer

Teatro Tomás Terry

Parque José Marti

Jardin Botánico

Palacio de Blanco

FBC - Bienes culturales

Arco de Triunfo

Fortaleza de Jagua

Casa del Fundador

Museo historico naval

GUIDED TOURS
Through the three agencies located on Avenida 54 e/29 and 31, side by side : Cubanatur, Havanatur and Cubanacan, you can choose from the following visits : City Tour, 11cuc; Las Montañas El Nicho, 27cuc; Hacienda La Vega, 17cuc; Botanical Garden, 10cuc; Yaguanabo Arriba, 19cuc; Singer Benny Moré's haunts, 17cuc; Trinidad, 17cuc; Playa Giron and Guama, 35cuc; Varadero, 27cuc; La Habana, 33cuc; Cayo Largo by boat, 89cuc

EXCURSIONS + FRESHWATER BATHING
Laguna Guanaroca (12km) : flora, large shrimp farm, manatees, ducks and pink flamingos; Pasacaballo and Milpas by ferry to Castillo de Jagua; jeep ride to Cascada El Nicho (49km) in large El Nicho Nature Park [photo here]; scuba diving at from Rancho Luna (30 dive sites including one of a huge coral trumpet; scuba diving at Guajimico (40km, on the way to Trinidad)

PLAYA OR PISCINA
If you're staying in town centre and want to swim, take a (horse-drawn is better) cab all the way to the very end of Punta Gorda. There, the lovely small park has a tiny (20-foot wide) playa where you can dip in. In town, Hotel La Union will charge you to spend the day by the pool. So will the pool by the Jagua, full day for 7cuc including drinks or food or from 2 to 6 pm for a 3 cuc fee, nothing included. Bring ear plugs against loud reggaeton music, Cuba's deafening plague.

The best long beach in the area is spread along the
Rancho Luna hotel and resort some 20km from center (hotel shuttle busses from town); although not the finest sand beach (kinda grainy); along with Playa Arimao (500 m east, mostly deserted) it's the best you'll get near town. As elsewhere on the island, the beaches are not limited to guests as all playas are public in Cuba ; ) Some casas very near those two beaches can be found below, here.

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OUR RECOMMENDATIONS
::: Make sure that in your first email or phone call you specify that you want to book a room in that particular casa and that you will reconfirm your booking on arrival in Cuba. Unless you only want a room in any house which may be of the same quality, not the specific casa you booked through photos on these websites ::: So as to not abandon expecting owners with empty rooms, reconfirm (or call ahead to cancel) your booking by phone as soon as you can after arriving in Cuba ::: Please write or phone a casa owner to cancel a booking. As late as it may seem, it allows them a chance to rebook. ::: Children under the age of 16 may share a bedroom with adults for free. Specify the child's age when booking. ::: Maximum bedroom capacity is not limited to two adults ::: Large casas are not limited to renting only two bedrooms per night. ::: At the end of the casa name, the V signals the casa was suggested by travelers or owners but not verified by the website staff. If you try it and like it, write us about it. ::: Unless otherwise mentioned, the average room rates and service prices are : 20-25cuc per bedroom per night [up to 40+ for 4 in a room]; breakfasts 3-5cuc, dinners 7-10cuc ::: Any casa particular anywhere in Cuba must have a hot water shower, otherwise it cannot have a permit to rent ::: Please share your Complaints, comments & suggestions webmaster [@]cubacasas.net
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BELLA PERLA MARINA
Two aircon br, ensuites, roof terrace; junior suite
Calle 39 #5818, entre 58 (Santa Cruz) y 60 (Santa Elena), 100 m from Paseo del Prado (ave 37) and 5 mins to Parque Marti. Tel. (43) 51-89-91

BELLA PERLA MARINA © sogestour

AMISTAD - FRIENDSHIP HOUSE
Two upstairs ac br's, ensuites, roof terrace
Avenida 56 (San Carlos) # 2927 altos (upstairs), e/ calles 29 y 31, back of Hotel Union almost on Parque Marti. Tel. (43) 51-61-43

CASA DE LA AMISTAD © jorn nielsen + nayla61

HOSTAL COLONIAL D+D
Two ac bedrooms, private bathrooms, wi-fi in-house
Avenida 62, # 4513 entre 45 y 47, near Parque Villuendas and Taberna Bucanero. Tel (43) 59-7425 cell 53 66 88 68

HOSTAL COLONIAL D+D

CIENFUEGOS CENTER
Three ac bedrooms, ensuites, 3 terraces
Avenida 50 (Santa Clara) # 3320 entre 33 (Hourrutiner) y 35 (Gacel)
, one block from Teatro Luisa and 4 blocks from central park José Marti. Tel. (43) 51-9370 Cell 53 38 06 22



BERTA y CORTES
One ac bedroom, private bathroom
Avenida 60 (Santa Elena), # 3906, entre 39 y 41, close to the Ferrocaril station as well as the Viazul terminal. Tel. (43) 51-32-60

Cienfuegos - Casa Berta y Cortes

AMIGOS DE BARCELO
Three ac br's, ensuites, bar-comedor on roof
Avenida 56 (San Carlos) #4116, e/41 y 43, facing schools on a quiet avenue. Tel. (43) 52-5385 cell 52 62 37 38



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ISABEL y PEPE
Five ac br's (3 upstairs), ensuites, 3 terraces
Avenida 52 (Argüelles) # 4318 entre 43 y 45, two blocks from Nuestra Señora de Monserrat, the old Jesuit church. Tel. (43) 51-82-76



ESTRELLA DE MAR
Upstairs ac bedroom, private ensuite & terrace
Avenida 50 (Santa Clara) # 2103 entre 21 y 23
, some three blocks from Parque Marti in historic center Cell 53 95 32 85, casa (43) 51-9106



OLGA
Two ac br's, ensuites, ground patio + roof terrace
Calle 41 #5012, e/50 (Santa Clara) y 52 (Argüelles), two blocks from the wide central avenue, el Paseo del Prado (ave 37). Tél. (43) 55-04-39



INÉS MARIA
One aircon bedroom, two doubles, ensuite
Calle 41 #5601 (altos, upstairs), e/56 (San Carlos) y 58 (Santa Cruz), 400 m from Viazul bus terminal and 200m from Paseo del Prado (ave 37). Tel. (43) 51-3788



CLAUDIO y ILIANA
Two ac bedrooms, ensuites, roof solarium
Avenida 54 (San Fernando) 4121, e/calle 41 y 43, two blocks from Prado and 4 from Viazul. Tel. (43) 51-9774



CASA AZUL
Two aircon bedrooms, each with ensuite bath
Avenida 56 (San Carlos), # 4932 entre 49 y 51, 30 m from bus terminal and 400 m from Paseo del Prado (ave 37). Tel. (43) 51-8362 or cell 52 62 42 74



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MARTHA PEÑA
Three ac bedrooms, ensuites, patio
Calle 39, 5807, entre 58 (Santa Cruz) y 60 (Santa Elena), 5 minutes from bus station and from the bulevar (pedestrian street). Tel. (43) 52-54-77

D'CARMEN V
Two ac bedrooms, ensuites, patio
Avenida 54 (San Fernando), No 4923 entre calles 49 y 51, behind Nuestra Señora de Monserrat, the old Jesuit church. Tel. (43) 51-9056



ANAY y EFRAIN V
Two independent aircon bedrooms, ensuites
Avenida 60 (Santa Elena) #4728 entre 47 y 49, some 50 meters from the Viazul bus terminal Tél. (43) 51-21-27

ANAY y EFRAIN

CASA VERDE 3709 V
Two ac bedrooms, private bathrooms
Avenida 58 (Santa Cruz) No 3709 e/ 37 (Prado) y 39, steps from CADECA. Tel. (43) 51-9676 Cell. 53 38 40 88 or 53 71 41 74



JJ-TERESITA V
One ac bedroom, private bathroom
Calle 41 No. 5210, e/ 52 (Argüelles) y 54 (San Fernando), two blocks from pedestrian bulevar in town center. Tel. (43) 52-7482



LA CASCADA V
Two ac bedrooms, private bathrooms, patio
Calle 39 #4616, e/46 y 48, in historical center, one block from main street, the Prado and 300m from the Malecon. Tél. (43) 51 6739 cell 52 47 19 81



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OUR RECOMMENDATIONS
::: Make sure that in your first email or phone call you specify that you want to book a room in that particular casa and that you will reconfirm your booking on arrival in Cuba. Unless you only want a room in any house which may be of the same quality, not the specific casa you booked through photos on these websites ::: So as to not abandon expecting owners with empty rooms, reconfirm (or call ahead to cancel) your booking by phone as soon as you can after arriving in Cuba ::: Please write or phone a casa owner to cancel a booking. As late as it may seem, it allows them a chance to rebook. ::: Children under the age of 16 may share a bedroom with adults for free. Specify the child's age when booking. ::: Maximum bedroom capacity is not limited to two adults ::: Also, large casas are not limited to renting only two bedrooms per night. ::: At the end of the casa name, the V signals the casa was suggested by travelers or owners but not verified by the website staff. If you try it and like it, write us about it. ::: Unless otherwise mentioned, the average room rates and service prices are : 20-25cuc per bedroom per night [up to 40+ for 4 in a room]; breakfasts 3-5cuc, dinners 7-10cuc ::: Any casa particular anywhere in Cuba must have a hot water shower, otherwise it cannot have a permit to rent ::: Please share your Complaints, comments & suggestions webmaster [@]cubacasas.net
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The bay pf Cienfuegos is nearly landlocked, being what is called a 'pocket bay', with a surface area of 88.46 km2, a shoreline of 100 km, and a total volume of 1.84 km3. It is 19 km long and 7.5 km at its widest point, with an average depth of roughly 9.5 m. Nature has divided it into two basins separated by a shoal (Las Cuevas) with an average depth of 1.5 m. This greatly influences water circulation within the ecosystem.

The access channel is narrow and tortuous, being 3.6 km long and between 30 and 50 m deep toward the middle. Its geography imposes limits on navigation because it forms a canyon containing coral reefs along with steeply eroded cliffs. Within the bay, there are 50 promontories and 20 coves or inlets, three of which are used as shelter for small and mid-sized vessels during high winds.

The most important coastal formations of the bay include rocky and sandy beaches, mangrove forests, marl deposits, sea grape groves, coastal scrubland (manigua), and dry bush. Vegetation is degraded in the eastern sector. The bay is dotted with 14 small islands or cays, the largest of which are Cayo Carenas, Cayo Ocampo and Cayo Alcatraz - Source: León et al. 2001 in IDRC-CRDI Canada here
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HOSTAL ROSA
Two ac bedrooms, ensuites, great rates
Calle 45, 3801, e/ 38 y 40, three blocks behind Museo de la Clandestinidad. Map here. Tel. (43) 51-63-65 cell 52 90 89 24

HOSTAL ROSA © SOGESTOUR


GARCIA HOUSE
Upstairs, two ac br's, ensuites, large terrace
Avenida 38 #3901, e/ 39 y 41, one block from bayside Malecon. Map here. Tel. (43) 52 2682 cell 52 82 68 69



JULIA ESTHER
Two ac bedrooms, private bathrooms
Calle 37, # 1006, entre 10 y 12, in Punta Gorda, across from Club Cienfuegos. Map here. Tel. (43) 51-80-85

Miriam y Julia © Peter J. Tremblay

AMIGOS DE LA ISLA BONITA
Complete casa two ac br's, shared bath
Calle 45, #4203, e/ 42 y 44, 4 blocks from bayside Malecon. Map here. - Check-in Hostal Rosa, calle 45, #3801, e/ 38 y 40 Tél. (43) 51-63-65 cell 52 90 89 24



JORGE y ALICIA V
Four ac bedrooms, private bathrooms
Avenida 10 # 3903 e/ 39 y 41, near Club Cienfuegos, 200m from night club El Cubanisimo by ARTEX. Map here. Tel (43) 51-8359 Cell 52 89 04 14



HOSTAL LA VERDE V
Three ac bedrooms, private bathrooms
Avenida 18 # 5705, entre calles 57 y 59, about 400 from beisbol stadium on Punta Gorda. Map here. Tel. (43) 55-63-29



DARSENA
Two large ac bedrooms, private bathrooms
Calle 35, No. 405, entre 4 y 6, on Punta Gorda between the Marina and Hotel Jagua. Tel. (43) 51-75-42 cel. 58 51 78 23

www.particuba.net •|• Cienfuegos ::: Darsena
SOL TANIA V
Five ac bedrooms (3 upstairs), ensuites, 3 terraces
Ave 16 No. 4315 e/ 43 y 45 in Punta Gorda near Jaguey Hotel and Laguna (lake) del Cura. Map here. Tel. (43) 51 61 40 cell 53 42 16 82



On the tip of Punta Gorda, the tiny Parque de la Punta © sogestour ::: Punta Gorda (big tip) and the bay© Danilo Pita, panoramio
Because of the exclusivity of these bayside casas with their unique access to the water or views of the bay, rental rates are higher than in town center : 30-35cuc (some 45, up to 80) per bedroom per night; normal checkout time — salida : 11h; normal check-in time — llegada : 13h; reconfirm rates and prices (drinks, meals, room, parking) by phone on arrival in Cuba + 24 hours before checking in.

Left, the flowered entrance, by casas Almar and Las Estancias, leading to casas Padron's, Los Delfines and Villa Lagarto. © sogestour

CASAS ARE LISTED IN THE ORDER THEY APPEAR ON DEAD-END STREET 35 LEADING TO PARQUE DE LA PUNTA :
CASONA DE CONDE + PALADAR
Three upstairs ac bedrooms, ensuites, patio
Avenida 0 (Zero) No. 3502, entre 35 y 37, just behind Palacio del Valle on Punta Gorda. Tel. (43) 51-4602 cel. 53 94 56 72

Hostal La Casona de Conde © sogestour

ANGEL y ISABEL
Two ac bedrooms, private bathrooms
Calle 35, no 24, entre Zero y Litoral, at the dead-end of the Punta Gorda, past the Jagua Hotel. Tel. (43) 51-15-19

Angel y Isabel © sogestour

MARIA ANTONIA y NAPOLES
Two ac bedrooms, private bathrooms, bayside
Calle 35, No. 22 entre Zero y Litoral, Punta Gorda some 50m from Hotel Jagua. Tel. (43) 51-31-96

Maria Antonia y Napoles © sogestour

OSHUN
Two ac bedrooms, private bathrooms, bayside
Calle 35, no 16, entre Zero y Litoral, on Punta del Medio, at the end of Punta Gorda. Tel. (43) 51-94-49 Cel. 52816303 y 52381610

La Casita de Oshun © sogestour

SUNSET - ZUNILDA y RAYA
Two ac bedrooms, ensuites, bayside
Calle 35, no 14, entre Zero y Litoral on part called Punta del Medio, at the end of Punta Gorda. Tel. (43) 52-33-30

Eduardo & Zunilda © sogestour

LAS ESTANCIAS
One ac bedroom, private bathroom, bayview
Calle 35, no 4B, entre Zero y Litoral, at the very end of Punta Gorda. Cellular 52 74 26 59

Villa Las Estancias © sogestour

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SOL BAHIA
Three ac bedrooms, private bathrooms, bay view
Calle 35, no 4 ground floor, entre Zero y Litoral, turn right after Casona de Conde Punta Gorda before Parque de la Punta. Neighbour of Jagua Hotel Tél. (43) 55-51-37, cel. 55 38 15 09

SOL BAHIA
HOUSE PADRON'S
Two upstairs a-c bedroom, ensuites, view
Calle 35, no 4H ground and upstairs, entre Zero y Litoral, at the very end of Punta Gorda before Parque de la Punta. Tél. (43) 51-1145 cell 58 11 13 66 Map here. Cell 58 11 13 66 ou (43) 51-1145

HOUSE PADRON'S
LOS DELFINES
Four new ac br's, ensuites, bayside + roof terrace
Calle 35, no 4, entre Zero y Litoral, at the very end of Punta Gorda. Tel. (43) 52-04-58 cel. 52 58 92 60

LOS DELFINES

VILLA LAGARTO + PALADAR
Three ac bedrooms, ensuites, pool
Calle 35 Apto 4B, entre Avenida Zero y Litoral, at the very end of Punta Gorda . Tel. (43) 51-99-66

Punta Gorda - Villa Lagarto


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La longue route déserte entre la ville et la plage Rancho (et Faro) Luna © Jonathan, picasa.com
HOTEL RANCHO LUNA — Page here
HOTEL PASACABALLOS — Page here
CLUB AMIGO FARO LUNA HOTEL — Link here
VIDEO OF DELFINARIO (Dolphin expl.) — here
HOTEL PUNTA LA CUEVA — Page here
MARLIN NAUTICA'S SCUBA CENTRE — Link here

Get here by grabbin' a cab and riding some 18 km around the bay to Rancho Luna (photo of road above) or take the ferry to Pasacaballos and walk or hitch or wait for the local bus in Cienfuegos center.
La longue route déserte entre la ville et la plage Rancho (et Faro) Luna © Jonathan, picasa.com
VILLA BUSTO (Hostal Panorama)
One ac bedroom, ensuite; fabulous view
Avenida del Golfo 11, Rancho Luna, near Hotel America and about 100 meters from Playa Rancho Luna. Cell 52 81 76 29 or 52 95 69 91



EL COLMENERO
One air-conditioned bedroom, ensuite, sea view
Playa Rancho Luna, Carretera Rancho Luna-Pasacaballo. (43) 54-81-90 or (43) 51-95-70



LA CHINA
Papa, Pablo y Sol
Two ac bedrooms, ensuites, shaded patio
Carretera Faro (lighthouse) Luna "Entrada del Hotel Faro Luna", casa #13. Tel (43) 54-8103 @
VILLA SALMAR
Two ac bedrooms, ensuites, sea view
Avenida del Golfo 11, Rancho Luna, near Hotel America and about 100 meters from Playa Rancho Luna. Tel (43) 54-8148

Sra Martha Soto

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VILLA SOL V
Two air-conditioned bedrooms, ensuites
Carretera Faro (lighthouse) Luna or 200 meters before reaching Hotel Club Amigo Faro Luna. Cell 52 27 24 48

Cute casa located in the shade with impressive views of the sea; Dayemi rents.

CASA DE TERESITA V
One ac bedroom, private bathroom
Avenida del Golfo, Rancho Luna, before Hotel America to the right when arriving from Cienfuegos. Tél. (42) 51-81-32

"Very, very, nice casa and absolutely delicious food. Nice bedroom, veranda, garden." @
Stefan Loose

CASA DE JULIO V
One air-conditioned bedroom, private bathroom
Carretera de Faro Luna or 1 km passed Rancho Luna resort. Tel. (43) 51-5744

Julio's casa is blue, same color as your heart will be when you'll have to leave it. Rancho/Faro Luna beach is but steps away.

EL FARITO V
Two ac bedrooms, roof terrace
Carretera de Faro Luna facing the lighthouse (Faro) resort. Cells 53 07 85 25 or 53 07 85 26

"The rooms and the entire casa are new. Lovely roof terrace, hammocks, and much more, a bar. Owners care about the welfare of the guests." Suzanne R. 23.12.15, stefan-loose
VILLA D'LIRIOS V
Three bedrooms, two baths, bayside
At the end of carretera de Faro Luna in Punta La Milpa (or Milpas), near and passed Pasacaballo; get there from town by taking the ferry which stops at Castillo de Jagua; see mini-map up here; hosts are Abdel & Anaili. Tel. (43) 60-5143, cel. 53 12 59 88 @




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Updated 12.01.2017