Natural Attractions of Cienfuegos, Cuba
Road to rancho luna Km 13 ½.
Category: fauna refuge.
Take a walk along the west side of the bay, in the southeast sector. There you will discover the most extraordinary site of the region. It occupies an area of 202 km² approximately, with a channel that communicates with the bay. It is a protected area where there are important values of flora and fauna, with varied species such as the pink flamingo, among others.
It is a wonder of nature, dozens of waterfalls and natural ponds in a virtually untouched landscape, hidden among the mountains. One of the settlements belonging to the basin of national interest Hanabanilla, in the province of Cienfuegos. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in Cuba. It is a paradisiac place where the green of the vegetation, the rivers, the waterfalls and the picturesque peasant villages are combined. Ecotourism lovers frequently visit the area.
It is reached through a road that ascends by the Guamuhaya mountain range. On the way, after passing Cumanayagua, there is a small hamlet called crucecitas, which constitutes a natural balcony with spectacular visuals that reach the city of Cienfuegos. As it rises, the temperature softens and the air is perfumed with the scent of the cedars. Between the branches of the trees appear from the mockingbird and the zunzún to the tocororo, the hawk and the woodpecker. One of its main attractions is the waterfall of black stream, where the water falls off against the rocks forming whirlwinds of foam.
In addition to this, you can enjoy a varied gastronomic offer with regional foods, typical local products and a careful service in the Restaurant Los Helechos.
Massif of Guamuhaya.
The Massif of Guamuhaya, was formerly known as Sancti Spíritus - Trinidad heights. It is the most important mountainous group of the center of Cuba. Its highest point is the Pico San Juan with 1140 m of height; it is characterized by deep valleys, the exuberance of the vegetation, and the endemism of species of flora and fauna, the rapids of Mountain with its waterfalls and ponds, as well as the coffee plantations that adorn these landscapes. The economy of the area is supported by coffee production, tobacco and citrus cultivation, forestry as well as livestock. The visit to these mountains allows knowing the rural life associated with the cultivation of coffee and other agricultural activities, in addition to capturing the visitor with the attractive nature.