Sailing holidays near Cienfuegos

Best places and sailing routes for your sailing trip near Cienfuegos. Sailing season details, trade winds and everything you need for perfect sailing holidays.

Marinas in Cienfuegos

Yacht or catamaran rental in Cienfuegos will be easier if you use the Sailica website. Here you can find the boat rental prices in Cienfuegos, as well as get acquainted with the details of sailing in local waters. We offer yacht rentals with a skipper or bareboat.

Yacht charter in Cienfuegos

Cubans are allowed to own small boats only. If you plan to rent a yacht in Cienfuegos, please note: there are quite a few sailing yachts in the local market. Local masters can repair your vessel but have no replacement parts and you need to have spare parts with you.

Climate: Subtropical.
Sailing season: from November to April.
Rain season: May-November. Hurricanes happen in Cuba from June to November, so be careful.
Language of communication: Spanish (English is poorly understood).
Visa: not needed by citizens of 18 countries, including Russia, Belarus and Singapore. Citizens of other countries must pre-arrange a tourist card for a period of 30 days.

How to get

Jaime González International Airport near Cienfuegos takes only a few flights from Toronto and Montreal, Canada. The main route to Cienfuegos goes through Havana, the capital of Cuba. Trains and buses go to the city regularly from there.

Sailing routes from Cienfuegos

Cuban waters attract not as many tourists as more accessible islands. You can use boat rental in Cienfuegos and get to places almost untouched by civilization: wild deserted beaches, lagoons with bright fishes, exotic jungle and other tropical wonders.

Sailing route from Cienfuegos, 7 days: Cienfuegos — Trinidad — Cayo Guano — Cayo Largo — Playa Sirena — Trinidad — Cienfuegos

Yacht anchorage in Cienfuegos

  • Cienfuegos town is located 2 miles from the port. You can walk this distance, take a bike taxi or a carriage
  • Town marina is very small and designed to operate only four companies. Place here can be found from Monday to Friday by calling in advance. On weekends, it is likely to be booked by charter companies
  • The yacht channel in the marina is well marked. All staff speaks English well
  • When you go ashore you can leave the dinghy on the beach inside the pier fence. It is safe there
  • Next to the marina stands the Cienfuegos Club, which plays very loud music at night. You can hardly sleep in the marina, but easily have a really rough night inside

What to see in Cienfuegos

It is famous for the restored historical center of the colonial era: narrow, tangled streets, luxurious alleys and parks with a mixture of old and modern buildings. Not far from Cienfuegos there are waterfalls El Nicho and Laguna Guanaroka, where you can admire the flamingos and relax from the city noise.

Sailing season
Travel season
Marinas in this location
2
Boats in this location
36
2450 €
per week
8
Guests
4
Cabins
38 ft
Length
2003
Built in
2506 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
41 ft
Length
2018
Built in
2525 €
per week
8
Guests
4
Cabins
38 ft
Length
2005
Built in
2756 €
per week
8
Guests
6
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2005
Built in
3010 €
per week
8
Guests
4
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2008
Built in
3282 €
per week
12
Guests
6
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2014
Built in
3324 €
per week
10
Guests
4
Cabins
45 ft
Length
2007
Built in
3348 €
per week
9
Guests
4
Cabins
41 ft
Length
2009
Built in
3368 €
per week
10
Guests
6
Cabins
43 ft
Length
2006
Built in

Airports in Cienfuegos

Jaime Gonzalez International Airport CFG / MUCF
Havana Jose Marti International Airport HAV / MUHA
Abel Santamaria Airport SNU / MUSC