Trinidad is a real postcard image! Its small cobbled streets, lined with colorful colonial houses and art galleries, have a crazy charm! They are also worth being listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site.
As a bonus, the beach and the mountains are only a few kilometers away!
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How to Get To Trinidad ?
Trinidad is one of the most touristic cities in Cuba, and there is no shortage of means of transportation to get there.
Buses serve Trinidad daily from Havana (6 to 6.5 hours drive for 25 CUC) and from Cienfuegos (1.5 hours, 6 CUC).
Many collective cabs also make the trip.
If you go to Trinidad from Cienfuegos, we highly recommend the excursion proposed by Cubanacan which makes a stop in the magnificent natural park of El Nicho (44 CUC including the trip from Cienfuegos to Trinidad, the entrance to the park and lunch).
What are the Best Hotels in Trinidad Cuba ?
If you want to have a real treat and your budget allows it, we recommend the Iberostar Grand Hotel in Trinidad.
Hotel infrastructures, even 4 and 5 stars, are often old-fashioned in Cuba.
Located in a magnificent colonial building overlooking the Parque Cespedes, the Iberostar Grand Hotel is an exception to the rule. The rooms are spacious and the decoration is well done
How is Nightlife in Trinidad Cuba ?
Trinidad is music, joy, rum, color and more music.
Trinidad nights are worth it. And you don’t just have to go to the Casa de la Música, there are more places to listen to live Cuban music and drink some mojitos, or daiquiris, or beers, or whatever you want.
To find those places in such a small village, you just have to walk around and get lost, even at night, don’t be afraid Trinidad is a beautiful and quiet place.
How is the Wifi and Internet in Trinidad ?
The wifi works very badly in Trinidad! Connections in the square where the Casa de la Musica is located are just jumping with the number of people sitting on the steps. Therefore, we invite you to go to the side of the José Marti Park for a better connection.
To buy your internet card, Etecsa Telepunto: address Lino Pérez n° 274 between José Martí and Miguel Calzada.
Post office: Antonio Maceo n°418
Is Trinidad Cuba Worth Visiting ?
Everyone agrees that Trinidad is really a big favorite in Cuba! The city has everything to please: a historical center full of charm, the mountains at two steps and the beach at a few kilometers!
But Trinidad is also full of tourists, what can you do! If you go to the most beautiful place in the country, the chances of a lot of tourism are very high. In spite of the hordes of tourists, the inhabitants carry out their daily life as if it were not that party with them.
That being said, we warmly recommend you to make a stop there!
Where to get a coffee / a drink?
It is imperative to taste the local cocktail: the Canchanchara.
Traditionally served in a terracotta cup, this delicious cocktail is made from honey, lemon, water, ice cubes and Aguardiente, a brandy from Central and South America.
Bistro Trinidad for its rooftop and pretty view of the bell tower.
La Taberna La Canchanchara
El Rincon de la Salsa
Cuba libre: café with roof terrace
Does Trinidad have nice beaches?
What is interesting about Trinidad is its ideal position between sea and mountains. So, if you want to make a small beach stop, you will have the choice between Playa Ancon, 11 km from Trinidad, and Caribe grill, a little closer but two places famous for their long warm sand beach and the colour of the turquoise water.
Count approximately between 2 CUC and CUC by taxi to get to Playa Ancon from central Trinidad.
Go there early enough to enjoy this small corner quietly and the rather family atmosphere.
We opted for Caribe grill due to lack of time and we loved this small charming beach, its warm waters and its open-air restaurant that serves well cooked seafood: squid, fish, shrimp but you can also eat good grilled lobsters with their accompaniment.
Open from 8am to 8pm.
If you are looking for another nice beach, there is Punta Maria, a little smaller and less beautiful than Playa Ancon but still nice.
The parking is paying: 1 CUC/scooter and 2 CUC/car.
The banana leaf parasol is 1 CUC and the deckchair is 2 CUC/p
Bring children’s shoes as there are plenty of rocks by the water’s edge.
Are there ATM or Can I change Money In Trinidad ?
You can change money in 2 places :
– Banco de Crédito y Comercio : José Martí n°264
– Cadeca : José Martí n°164
From the city, you can visit the valley of the sugar cane factories (Valle de los Ingeions) but also the different parks located in the surrounding hills with “Topes de Collantes” or “Parque El Cubano” and of course the beaches of “Playa Ancon”
How Many Days Should I Spend in Trinidad Cuba ?
If you have time, you can easily stay there for several days because there are plenty of little things to see in the surroundings and it’s a good place to settle down. That being said, Trinidad is a must for first-timers and should be included in your itinerary in Cuba
Is Trinidad worth for a Photography Tour ?
Trinidad is all color. A real treat for the scenes of life.
Stepping on its cobbled streets and seeing that every corner, every nook and cranny, no matter from the heights, is photography.
Fortunately, the streets are also the scene of street peddlers who sell fruit, vegetables, flowers, brooms and other products of all kinds in the streets where horse-drawn carriages, old American cars and taxis live side by side.
We can only recommend Tristan’s Photography Tours: “Viva Cuba”
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