That Trinidad is one of Cuba‘s main destinations is no longer a secret. But even so, even in high season, it’s far from being a crowded place, full of visitors.
In any case, Trinidad offers a significant amount of activities, both day and night.
Here the best things to do in Trinidad :
- Trinidad Cuba : Complete Travel Guide
- 6 Best Day Trips & Tours from Trinidad Cuba
- Best Restaurants in Trinidad Cuba
- Trinidad Cuba Wiki
- Best Hotels in Trinidad Cuba
- How to get to Trinidad: Bus, Taxi and Car
- Valle de los Ingenios: Complete Travel Guide
- Playa Ancon : Quick Travel Guide
- Topes de Collantes Natural Park: Travel Guide
Stroll on the Plaza Mayor
As the nerve centre of the city where all roads lead, it is difficult not to succumb to the charm of the Plaza Mayor. In the well-kept gardens, bordered by white wrought iron, you can admire beautiful bronze statues dating from the early 19th century and the Church of the Holy Trinity.
The Plaza Mayor is surrounded by colour, the Casa de los Sánchez Iznaga, the Iglesia de la Santísima Trinidad, the Casa Padrón, the Museo Romántico. Everywhere you look you see light, colour and tall palm trees.
If you notice a crowd on the steps and an impressive amount of people on their mobile phones, then you will understand that you have arrived at one of the internet spots.
Casa de la Musica
This place is the meeting place during the day and at night. During the day, dozens of people gather on its stairs to watch the day go by, perhaps reading, some with music. And that the mojitos never miss.
During the night its stairs give way to long lines, especially of tourists, looking to get in, a place to hear and dance salsa or whatever the musicians are playing that night. And around the Casa de la Música there are other small bars, which make your wait easier by selling mojitos at really cheap prices.
Visit the Museum of Colonial Architecture
This museum installed in a typical house of the time, the Casa de los Sanchez Iznaga, depicts the architectural richness of the Creole culture since the 18th century. The building itself is a fascinating witness of the colonial period.
Walking around the local market
Trinidad’s market is the place to go to meet the locals. Stalls of a thousand colours, tasting of tropical fruits and local specialities, it is an extremely lively place.
Many locals will stop you to ask if you have soap, shampoo or clothes to give them. Think about this when you pack your suitcase.
Coffee at Don Pépé’s
We recommend a stop at Cafe Don Grandpa. Sitting in the shade of a tree in the garden, you can taste the Turquino coffee for which the establishment is famous or one of their freshly squeezed fruit juices. The setting of this café is really nice, relaxing and above all refreshing. (2,50CUC the coffee)
Dancing the night away
In the evening, the sound of the music gets louder and the atmosphere gets hotter. Meet at the foot of the steps of the Casa de la Trova, where since 1777 a small open-air café has been transformed into a wild dance floor. Atmosphere guaranteed!
During the day, keep your ears open and don’t be surprised to see a band playing some Cuban music in the street. In Cuba, music resounds everywhere!
of its little name is a discotheque with 5 dance floors, 3 bars and open 7 days a week.
Around 1am, a show of acrobats and fireworks is proposed but there are few tables inside so don’t come too late. It’s better to to go there around 11pm to avoid the queue. The entrance is around 5 CUC/p including a drink and no bags are allowed inside.
For the small anecdote, the club is really called Carlos Coco Ayala, name of a serial killer who kidnapped children, then took them to a cave and killed them all.
Don’t thank me, it’s a gift! Have a nice evening.
Tour the palaces
Trinidad’s wealthy families lived in sumptuous buildings that are now listed. Most of them house museums. Don’t miss the 18th century Palacio Brunet, symbol of Trinidad’s golden age, or the Palacio Cantero which houses the History Museum.
Valley of Los Ingenios
Just next to Trinidad, this valley is the memory of the sugar industry era. There are many vestiges of this era. Before leaving, admire the view of the plantations from the top of the 45-metre high Iznaga tower.
To discover lush vegetation, you have to go to Topes de Collantes. Take a hike on the small steep paths that lead to pretty waterfalls where it is pleasant to refresh yourself. A three-hour hike that will take you to the foot of the Vegas Grand Falls.
El Nicho Waterfalls
Well developed, the El Nicho National Park in the heart of the Escambray massif is not to be missed. Difficult to access by car, it is preferable to go there by 4×4 or by truck, starting from the village of Cumanayagua. Splendid vegetation, wild animals and waterfalls make this region one of the most appreciated of the island. The ideal place to swim!
Enjoying the joys of swimming at Playa Ancon
Beautiful beach accessible from Trinidad by a shuttle for 2 CUC round trip, Ancon, a long stretch of white sand, is the place where families like to meet on Sundays. Umbrellas, small huts to eat, it is also possible to do snorkeling or scuba diving. An ideal place for a day or a relaxing stay in Cuba!
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