Twenty minutes by car from the city of Cienfuegos is the wildlife refuge Laguna Guanaroca - Gavilán, ideal place for bird watching, among which are the pink flamingo colonies, the cartacuba and the Tocororo. The tour is made on foot the first part and then in small rowboats that will take you to see very closely the natural habitat of several of these species.The tour is done on foot the first part and then in small boats.
Nearby is also the Botanical Garden, the oldest in Cuba, located in areas surrounding the town of Pepito Tey, previously named central Soledad del Muerto. Today, more than 2000 species of plants can be appreciated in this territory, representing 670 genera of 125 families, mostly arboreal; approximately 70% of the specimens are exotic. The garden is also a recognized center for scientific research.Guided tour , includes a solarium and a greenhouse.You can also enjoy a varied gastronomic offer.
Another of the natural wonders that delight any visitor are the Guamuhaya mountain range. This site, previously known as Sancti Spíritus - Trinidad heights, is the most important mountain group in the center of Cuba and is characterized by high peaks and deep valleys, lush vegetation, endemic species of flora and fauna, its jumps of water and pocetas, and the coffee plantations that adorn these places. For that reason we recommend that you visit El Nicho Natural Park.
On the way to Trinidad you can also visit the Hacienda La Vega where you can taste the creole cheese, as well as horse riding to learn about our flora and fauna. At the end of this tour you will have the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing swim in a small beach known as the Caleta de Castro, as well as a typical Cuban lunch.
The beaches, are also another attraction of the area, just 18 km from the city of Cienfuegos there is the beautiful beach of Rancho Luna, its sand is fine and soft, its waters bathed by the blue of the Caribbean Sea. It is one of the best places for snorkeling and diving because of the variety of sunken ships, tunnels and the large number of fish and corals that live there. It can also be interesting to visit the dolphinarium for those who like to live a unique experience with these wonderful mammals.
Other beaches in the area, such as Guajimico, Playa Inglés and Yaguanabo, are also seductive due to their beauty. They are all on the road to Trinidad.
And last but not least, we recommend a visit to the Bay of Jagua, the same one that surrounds the city. The best visuals can be obtained from several points of the city but the unique experience will be through the different tours offered by the Marlin Marina that will allow you not only to know its history but to share with the inhabitants of this area.