Known as the Pearl of the South, Cienfuegos, a small port town lying in the crook of Cuba’s largest bay, shines with a thousand lights. Its colourful city centre with its unique architecture combines French and Spanish influences from the 14th and 20th century and consists of constructions of a neoclassical and eclectic style. A UNESCO World Heritage listed town, its colonial heritage is clearly visible to the visitor. As you wander through the narrow streets, do not miss a visit to the José Martí park in the former Plaza de Armas, the government palace which is now the town hall, and the Malecon waterfront walkway. Make the most of the gentle way of life and, as night falls, enjoy the festive atmosphere in the town.