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Trinidad
Travel Guide

Trinidad

With a pretty beach and pleasant hiking nearby, this well-preserved Spanish colonial town offers a vacation combining history with relaxation.

Trinidad was founded by Spanish colonialists over 400 years ago. Visit today to see a few preserved relics from the early colonial period and many structures from the booming times of major sugar and tobacco production. The city and nearby sugar production areas in the province of Sancti Spíritus have been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Walk around the Plaza Mayor in the heart of the city to see stately structures from the 18th and 19th centuries. Palacio Brunet, once a family home, now houses the Romantic Museum, with treasures from the height of the colonial era. Palacio Cantero, another large mansion, houses the Municipal History Museum. Climb to the top of its tower to gaze across the city’s irregular cobblestone streets toward the blue ocean.

To see the magnitude of the operations of the one-time-great cane sugar production, drive northeast about 30 minutes to the Valle de los Ingenios or Valley of the Sugar Mills. Explore the sites of over 70 former sugar mills in this living museum, along with plantation homes and worker barracks. For nearly 100 years, from the late 1700s to the late 1800s, sugar gave Trinidad and the surrounding area prosperity. Much of this wealth resulted from the labor of slaves, numbering over 11,000 mill workers in 1827.

Just south of the historic center of town is a protected beach along the Bay of Casilda. Come to Playa Ancón to enjoy its white sands and warm waters. Head west to hike in the mountains of the Topes de Collantes nature park to the waterfall at Salto del Caburní.

Reach Trinidad by car in about 4 hours from Havana or fly domestically to the Trinidad Airport. Walk between many of the sites in the historic town and take a taxi or bicycle to the beach, the mountains or the Valle de los Ingenios.

Casa Yoeslin & Denis
Casa Yoeslin & Denis
2.5 out of 5
284A Calle Angustia, Trinidad, Santis Spiritis
The price is CA $24 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 16
This family-friendly Trinidad guesthouse is located on the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Santa Ana Square and Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad. Topes de ...
4.2/5Very Good! (5 reviews)
Best place!
"Very large room, super clean and friendly host... best place to stay in Trinidad!!!"

Reviewed on Sep. 17, 2019

Casa Yoeslin & Denis
Casa Tona
Casa Tona
2.5 out of 5
Piro Guinart 159 E, Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus
The price is CA $78 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Located in the heart of Trinidad, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Municipal Historical Museum and Plaza Mayor. Las Ruinas del Teatro Brunet and ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (47 reviews)
"I absolutely loved this property! It's walking distance to any and everything you will need to visit in Trinidad. The themes of the rooms are so cool! It almost looks like you're staying in a European Palace from the 18th century. The family who owns this casa also run it. They're so nice. also no, ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 19, 2019

Casa Tona
Villa Reboso
Villa Reboso
3 out of 5
174 Frank País, Trinidad, Sancti Spíritus
The price is CA $36 per night from Jun 17 to Jun 17
Situated in Trinidad, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Cespedes Park and Plaza Mayor. Las Ruinas del Teatro Brunet and Municipal Historical Museum ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
"Unterkunft einfach aber sauber und gut. Vermieter toll schöne Stadt tolle Srände"

Reviewed on Mar. 19, 2020

Villa Reboso
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