A French Colonial gem on Cuba’s southern coast. The colonial town of Cienfuegos was founded in 1819 in the Spanish territory but was initially settled by immigrants of French origin. Its historic center was declared a World Heritage site by the UNESCO. It became a trading place for sugar cane, tobacco and coffee. Situated on the Caribbean coast of southern-central Cuba at the heart of the country’s sugar cane, mango, tobacco and coffee production area, the town first developed in the French neoclassical style.
The diving is best east of the bay zone in an environment of natural purity, with woods, caves and little-hidden beaches. It's sea bottom has walls, tunnels and other accents, where massive coral heads help nurture a great variety of sponges, branch and feather gorgonians, sea fans and tropical shells.