Cuba Highlights

Trinidad

Photo of Playa Mayor
Playa Mayor The Parish Church, Sanchez Iznaga family house, Palacio Brunet and the Museo Romántico.
Photo of La Canchanchara
Canchanchara, a traditional Cuban drink made with rum, honey and lemon.
Photo of La Casa de la Musica
“La Casa de la Musica” (the house of music), Trinidad’s venue for night entertainment.

This 16th century town offers a stroll along cobbled streets, Baroque architecture, Carrara marble-paved mansions with wrought iron work, the tradition of sugar cane harvesting and processing and the secrets of the marvelous mix of African slaves and Spanish conquerors which is present almost everywhere, in music, cuisine and people.

Private Bed and Breakfasts and family restaurants offer great deals to visitors along with state owned hotels and gastronomic establishments.

But the destination’s appeal transcends the city centre extending to “El valle de los Ingenios” (the sugar mill valley) a stretch of land dotted with the ruins of sugar mills, manor houses, slave watchtowers, quarters and warehouses; and the Manaca Iznaga tower being its more outstanding feature. At a 15-minute ride there are all inclusive hotels in the Ancon peninsula which stretches along a singular beach and offer magnificent Diving and Fishing sites.

Trinidad is surrounded by the mountain range “Escambray” where Topes de Collantes is with its impressive Caburni Waterfall and El Nicho.