Updated: Jun 7
Trinidad is a town in central Cuba and is a very popular destination for travelers to visit.
It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988 and is the best-preserved colonial town of Cuba.
The bright colored colonial buildings and cobblestone streets in combination with the old vintage American and Russian cars give the town unique charm and beauty, and unforgettable experience for visitors.
Plazza Mayor is the center and the heart of the city. A beautiful square with small garden bordered by brightly colored colonial houses that once belonged to sugar plantation owners.
Here you can find many of Trinidad's attractions, including the fascinating Museo Historico Municipal, the famous Iglesia Parroquial de la Santisima Trinidad, and other museums and architectural gems.
You can climb Trinidad’s Bell Tower which is visible from almost everywhere and enjoy beautiful views. It’s the most prominent landmark and a popular postcard photo. A former convent, it’s now a museum with artefacts from the revolution.
You may also enjoy live Cuban music and dances in the plenty of local cafeterias and restaurants.
For a memorable night out head to Disco Ayala or Casa de La Musica which are the best nightlife spots in Trinidad. Casa de la Musica is located right in Plaza Mayor. Every evening they have a live salsa band performing. Disco Ayla is situated inside a natural cave.
A great option to spend a wonderful time in Trinidad is to go and explore the Ancon beach, which is just about 15 min. away from the city.
A large exotic beach with fine sand, palm trees and turquoise water will welcome you to spend a relaxing day enjoying the Caribbean sea and sun.
Just outside Trinidad sits a massive nature park, Topes de Collantes. The spectacular park is full of hiking opportunities and waterfalls to explore. Tours can be arranged through locals in town.
A visit to the Valle De Los Ingenios, known also as Valley of the Sugar Mills, located outside of Trinidad, is another option to spend your time. During the 18th and 19th centuries, this valley was the sugar-producing capital of the world. The Valley de los Ingenios is a remarkable testimony to the development of the sugar industry. A living museum of Cuban sugar production, it includes the sites of 75 former cane sugar mills, plantation houses, barracks and other facilities related to this vulnerable industry, which has witnessed a gradual and progressive decline.
Nowadays, tobacco processing and tourism are the major sources of income for local people.
The most common accommodation in Cuba is casa particular, a private homestay very similar to bed and breakfast. You can stay with local people and rent a room in their house. This way you support the local community and save some of your travel budget too. On average most casas particulares in Cuba cost $25-35 a night.
If you arrive by bus, locals will meet you at the bus station with pictures of rooms they have for rent in their casas.
You can also arrange your stay in a hotel. Iberostar Heritage Grand Hotel Trinidad is centrally located and highly ranked on Trip Advisor.