Cienfuegos is located on the southern coast of Cuba. This unique Cuban city is different from any other Cuban city as it reflects a strong French influence, rather than Spanish influence. There is no other place in the Caribbean that features such a significant number of neoclassical structures. Particularly pleasing is the ban of traffic from the central area of Cienfuegos creating a peaceful and beautiful area where children play, couples walk, bicycles pass and seniors chat. Nicknamed La Perla del Sur (Pearl of the South), visitors will enjoy the amenities and entertainment options provided by Cienfuegos as well as the sun, sand, and the natural playground of the coral reef.