Natural Attractions in Cienfuegos, Cuba
For those who choose nature tourism, Cienfuegos offers different options that enable both bird watching and the enjoyment of a bath in relaxing natural pools.
Guanaroca Lagoon. Road to Rancho Luna Km 13 ½. Category: fauna refuge. Guanaroca lagoon is made by the river Arimao. It occupies an approximately area of 202 km2 with a cannel that links it to the bay. It is surrounded by mangroves and it´s an ideal place for bird watching. Guanaroca lagoon is a protected area with important flora and fauna values, such as pink flamingoes, tocororos and so forth.
El Nicho Waterfalls. Cumanayagua Municipality. It is a zone of forest and waterfalls in the mountains of Escambray. This place offers a tour of around 1km long with difficult paths, rural bridges and waterfalls. It is an amazing place for those who love ecotourism. It combines the green forest, rivers, waterfalls and beautiful farmers´ towns. You can also watch different species such as mockingbirds, hummingbirds, tocororos, among others. Besides, you can enjoy the delicious offers and a good service of the restaurant Los Helechos.