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“Pretty grim in October”
Review of Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda
Ranked #9 of 36 things to do in Cienfuegos
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

I don't know if it improves further in to the season, but there was little open when we visited and it was all rather tacky and scruffy, unlike most places we saw in Cuba. The "beach" was dirty and littered with used condoms - urgh!
The big houses were striking and the walk along the bay front attractive (avoid midday though). We tried and failed to hire bikes which would have been a much better way to see this part of town, or alternatively just stay in the very attractive old town where there is lots going on, and go to the beach at Faro Luna.

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"nice walk"
in 14 reviews
"club cienfuegos"
in 7 reviews
"yacht club"
in 4 reviews
"both sides"
in 4 reviews
"large houses"
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"pretty houses"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 3 reviews
"residential area"
in 2 reviews
"sunrise and sunset"
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"del mar"
in 2 reviews
"sculpture garden"
in 2 reviews
"motorbike taxi"
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"nice view"
in 8 reviews
"downtown cienfuegos"
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"casa particulares"
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"people watching"
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"centre of town"
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

Being on a pennisular you have views of the sunrise and sunset from each side of the street - plenty of areas where you can take in the views and have a poolside meal or take in the view and have a drink at the bar on top of Palacio de Valle (an amazing building).

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Reviewed 15 October 2013

I stayed at a Casa in Punta Gorda for 4 nights. The casa is next to the Punta Gorda park where there is a public beach and a bar. The picturesque walk from Punta Gorda to Cienfuegos is about 20 minutes and includes the Malecón, the sculpture park, historic buildings and a view of the harbour. There are a number of casas, cafeterias, and convenience stores along the route should you require a beverage or other form of sustenance. Stopping for a drink to simply watch day to day activity of the local people is captivating. A bicycle taxi will take you into town or back to Punta Gorda for 2 CUCs.

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Reviewed 18 September 2013

I've spent a lot of time in Punta Gorda beginning in 1996. The area is very nice especially "el Malecón". It is a quiet area, usually very clean, beautiful old buildings from another era and a few bars. Los Pinitos has been one of my favorite spots for a long time; a fair menu but with good prices, music (often too loud) and LIVE music on occasion. Check out Punta Gorda

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Reviewed 26 August 2013

If you've been to Havana and walked the Malecon, then you've been here too. There is not much difference in this and to be honest there is very little to do around here. LP talks about how picturesque it is but Jose Marti and other parts of the city are a lot more attractive. There is a good restaurant nearby in an old colonial style house - Club Cienfuegos - which serves decent food. There is also a fried chicken place too if you are on more of a budget. Otherwise it is just a residential area. Can't see what the fuss is.

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