Cienfuegos Dolphinarium, Cienfuegos. Cuba
- Destination: Cienfuegos
- Open: Daily
- Address: Carretera a Pasacaballo, km. 18 Rancho Luna, Cienfuegos, Cuba
- Telephone: 432/54-8120
Description Dolphinarium: Cienfuegos Dolphinarium, Cienfuegos. Cuba
One of the most popular places in Cienfuegos for the great show with dolphins and seals. Near Playa Rancho Luna, is the new Delfinario. Captive and trained dolphins and sea lions perform several times daily here. Although the amphitheater around a penned in saltwater lagoon is spiffy, we find these types of shows and facilities depressing. This place is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9am to 5:30pm, and has a reasonably priced little restaurant.
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Cienfuegos Dolphinarium is located in Cienfuegos
French émigrés from Bordeaux and Louisiana founded the settlement of Fernandina de Jagua on a large, calm bay on the Caribbean Sea on April 22, 1819. In 1830, when it was upgraded to a town, its name was changed to Cienfuegos, in honor of José Cienfuegos, the Governor-General of Cuba. Fifty years later, it was proclaimed a city and, for its beauty, was called "the pearl of the south." By the end of the 19th century, it had become the fourth most important city in the country.,
Considered the crowning jewel of Cuban architectural in the 19th century, Cienfuegos stands out for the perfect design of its streets and for the refinement and good taste of the buildings in the historic center of the city, which has been declared a national monument. When visiting, stop by the Casa del Fundador (the Founder's House); Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción (Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception) Cathedral; the Tomás Terry Theater; the Ferrer Palace; and the José Martí Park, which contains the only arch of triumph in Cuba.,
Other attractions include the Prado Promenade, the Valle Palace, the museums of Naval and Provincial History, and the Reina (Queen's) Cemetery.,
Farther out from the center of the city, tour the Nuestra Señora de los Angeles de Jagua (Jagua for short) Fortress, the Tomás Acea Cemetery and the Botanical Gardens.,
In addition to these cultural and historic attractions, Cienfuegos has excellent facilities for scuba diving and other water sports, nature tourism and thermal baths.
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Swim with the Dolphins
The Dolphinarium in Cienfuegos is one of the must-see nearby attractions for those with kids. Located approximately 20 minutes to the south of Cienfuegos and at the Rancho Luna resort, the Dolphinarium ranks amongst Cuba's best and resides on the coast, where it puts on dolphin shows daily. Performances take place at 10:00 and 14:00, and include a dance contest and kisses with the dolphins. Visitors can also swim with the dolphins for an additional charge. There are sea lions here as well, and a restaurant with hefty prices indicative of this type of extremely popular tourist attraction. Of note, the Castillo de Jagua is also nearby.