Boston Globe recommends Cienfuegos among hot places to travel to in 2016

Posted: 12-Jan-16 16:10

With the travel restrictions to Cuba having been relaxed, many Americans are making a beeline for the Caribbean island. But while they flock the historic capital of Havana and the city of Trinidad, they often overlook the equally captivating Cienfuegos. Here are some of the reasons Boston Global recommends a visit there.

Boston Globe recommends Cienfuegos among hot places to travel to in 2016

The end of 2014 saw the beginning of the end of the frosty relations between Cuba and the United States engendered by the Cold War. Though Americans can’t yet travel as tourists to this enchanting Caribbean island, many Americans have taken advantage of the cultural exchange visas to acquaint themselves with the treasures of Cuba.

The country featured in the top ten of the New York Times’ top 52 places to visit in 2016, and now, Cuba has also been included in a similar list compiled by the The Boston Globe; featuring the most highly recommended travel destinations for readers in 2016 with places that offer a “balanced, colourful” experience and a “prominent and sweet ending”. Among this list of locations, which spanned exotic getaways in Europe, Asia and South America, was Cienfuegos: a quiet city on the southern shores of Cuba.

One of the properties that put "La Perla de Las Antillas" on the Boston Globe radar is the fact that it is off the usual tourist beat. Most American visitors, with good reason, tend to flock to Havana and Trinidad, but few have wised up to the charms of Cienfuegos.

According to the publication, the city offers visitors a unique seaside dining experience and the chance to amble through a gorgeous colonial town square. The square in question is the Plaza Jose Marti, a structure that dates back to the late 19th century.

The Boston Globe also invites Cienfuegos visitors to enjoy a night out at the city’s nightspots where up-and-coming musicians serenade revelers with strains of salsa. They encourage them to unwind in the relaxing old yacht town ambiance that this enchanting city offers. Besides the attractions highlighted in the article, visitors might want to take time to browse through the Museo Historico (a.k.a Historic Museum) which is full of archaeological artifacts dating from the times of the original Amerindian inhabitants. Freshwater fishing at inland lakes is also recommended for the outdoor enthusiast.

Outside of Cuba, The Boston Globe article also encouraged Americans to partake of local pleasures such as the Ocean Park in Maine. They recommended this attraction to those seeking a family-friendly retreat. Milwaukee, Wisconsin was also mentioned thanks to events like the Summerfest and the Bastille Day celebrations while the Norwegian city of Bergen was touted for its dazzling waterfront houses and Angkor in Cambodia for its centuries-old UNESCO World Heritage temples.


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