The small town Fernandina de Jagua
, modern day Cienfuegos
originated in 1819 from the former Kaziken
territory, in a lonesome/isolated and protected part of a large bay. In 1745 the Spanish colonial authorities had already erected a solid fortress which remains till today.
A coastal town with an interesting flair, the historic downtown puts the neoclassical inspired building on show. Former palaces and casinos like the Palacio del Valle
, the Teatro Terry
and the district around Parque Marti
Hotel Palacio Azul
Location: directly at Cienfuego’s large bay
, at the end of Punta Gorda, with a view of the bay and its vicinity, only about 20 minutes by foot to the historic downtown.
2 stars, 7 rooms (6 double rooms, 1 three-bed-room), excellent restaurant, bar
bathroom, shower, AC, telephone, radio, satellite TV, balcony
the marina right outside offers boat trips within Jagua bay; starting point to a visit to Playa Rancho Luna beach which is 20 km away, to Sierra de Escambray’s mountainous landscape, or to the colonial town of Trinidad, which is one hour away.