Km 18 on the road to Rancho Luna (Moon Ranch), Cienfuegos Province ,
Located 18 kilometers from the city of Cienfuegos – known as the ‘Pearl of the South’ for its charm and stunningly beautiful bay – the Rancho Luna Hotel is the ideal beach property for a sun and sand vacation. Here you can scuba dive and get back to nature, plus enjoy the city’s historic, architectural, and cultural attractions.
Several sites in the city have been declared part of Cuba’s national architectural heritage: La Punta, the Tomás Acea and Reina Cemeteries, Martí Park, the Botanical Garden and others. In 2005, the city’s old town, an area of great historical and cultural wealth, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Castillo de Jagua, Cienfuegos
Castillo de Jagua
Above a fishing village overlooking the narrow entrance to the Bahía de Cienfuegos is a Spanish fortress built in 1745 to keep out pirates who had grown accustomed to trading with locals. Castillo de Jagua Fortress was declared National Monument. It's completely refurbished (even the drawbridge works) and has a historical museum with weapons and other antiques. The dungeon houses a bar and restaurant. Choice of dishes from the world’s cuisine and “La Dama Azul” (The Blue Lady) paella as the main course. It also offers cocktail, drink, and juice service, livened up with live music and special nights with the production of the Blue Lady's legend. Local legend holds that the site is haunted by the ghost of a mysterious female figure dressed in a blue gown; given the fort's notorious history, who can say for sure?