July 7 2015
Trinidad, Cuba

Photo by me and Anthony Nicolet

Anthony and I arrived in Trinidad,Cuba after a 4-hour journey from Varadero. We were greeted by the rural charm of the city and felt like time stood still the moment we stepped out of the bus. A family member of the casa we were staying picked us up from the bus station. We made our way on the cobbled street, strapped our luggage on his beaten up pedicab and made our way to our home.

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We arrived in our casa and our host eagerly welcomed us and made our way to her kitchen for some refreshments. Staying at someone’s home was a unique experience as we got to live a Trinidadian day-to-day life and ate home cooked meals; I definitely recommend it more than staying at a hotel.

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We stayed in Trinidad for three-days and the majority of our time was sp­ent leisurely walking around the city, fascinating over the myriad of colorful bungalow colonial houses (some still in its original state) and fascinated by their way of life.

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The people go about their days by foot through the cobbled streets stopping by at someone’s house window to say hello, horse carriages are still being used as means of transportation, the elderly women sits by their wrought iron window people watching while the men smoke cigars on their rocking chair and of course, musicians jamming in the streets.

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Trinidad certainly lived up to my expectations and was definitely a one of a kind experience. Here are my top 10 must-dos in Trinidad,Cuba

  1. I recommend spending a maximum of three days in Trinidad. It’s a small quite town and you can easily see everything by foot in one day but it’s so much better to take your time and drink in the beauty of this colonial city.
  2. Stay in a casa, we used this site to book ours. Eat at the casa. We were served a table full of food for breakfast (scrambled eggs, bread, fruits, ham and cheese, pudding, fresh juice and coffee) for only CUC 5.
  3. Discovering the city and explore the Old Town by foot, stopping by for mojitos or sugar cane juice along the way.
  4. Hang out at Casa de la Musica in the afternoon and before heading to dinner.
  5. Party until 3AM inside a cave at Disco Ayala located in Las Ceuvas.
  6. Buy hand-stitched linens, which you can only find in Trinidad.
  7. Ride an original 1906 stream train to the sugar plantation Valle de los Igenios.
  8. Take a day trip to Playa Ancon, which is considered to be the second most beautiful beach after Varadero.
  9. Sample Trinidad’s drink ‘La Canchanchara’ made out of Schnapps, honey, lime and water in La Canchanchara bar
  10. Horse back riding in the countryside and cool off at El Pilón waterfall.

Feel free to connect with me if you have any questions about our trip to Trinidad, Cuba. Havana travel guide will follow soon.

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  • Your pictures make me want to visit this quaint little city right this minute. It sounds beautiful.

    • It’s stunning. It’s by far my favorite place in Cuba. Go around this time, the weather is beautiful.