Trinidad de Cuba
Trinidad de Cuba
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perle369
Malaga, Spain1,837 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We thought the whole thing was a bit of a confidence trick. Amazing that the daily 'powercuts' between about 6.30pm and 8.00pm finished in time for the excessive use of lights, fairy light and loudspeakers for the music venues! No shortage of ekectricity then!

The cobbled streets and near derelict houses seemed like a film set and we are sure they ban any renovations to keep it that way for the gullible tourists.

They could not take us to our accomodation by car due to the cobbles so we had to walk and our luggage was delived by bicicle with trailer. However we saw plenty of cars going up and down the streets so we were not convinced and maintain that they wanted us to feel we were in this fantasy world, A bit Disney.

Our Casa Particular was nice but tatty but the landlady was really sweet and helpful.
Written January 31, 2023
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Nadine S
Fenwick, Ontario80 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Just returned from a visit to Santi Spiritus and Trinidad on a Sunwing 12 hour bus excursion. We found we were hassled every time we got off the bus to explore these two cities. We wanted to check out Trinidad for future travel, but our experience their made us decide to make other plans. Our Sunwing guide took us to a cigar shop, TDA LA Cochera as we wanted to purchase a large amount of cigars. We purchased 100 cigars from the store with the guides help. When we delivered the cigars to the person we purchased them for, he said that they were not government cigars but fake.
If you are not an expert in cigars, be careful what you purchase.
Written November 12, 2023
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boo59Leicester
Leicester, UK383 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
The reason for my mid range rating..negatives first. We were hassled constantly by locals wanting money for items to buy. We were hassled to change money and we were hassled just walking past some. Positives. A really old and fasinating place. It is why we came to Cuba to see the real Cuba and not the tourist area like Varadero. We watched a lady in a shop making cigars and not the fake ones you get in the street. It was brilliant. Very hot so take sun precautions. Cobbled streets so wear sturdy shoes. Great bar with fun music to chill and cool down. Do it if you are interested in local culture.
Written March 7, 2022
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caljane17
Rosanky, TX315 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Trinidad was my favorite city in Cuba. It was great fun to stroll around and enjoy the shops, bars and restaurants. The architecture was beautiful and the shopping was good. There are lots of outdoor activities around Trinidad--we went horseback riding, hiking and to a nice beach, Playa Ancon. You can rent scooters to go there. We didn't get to do that because the rental place was closed the day we went.
Written January 6, 2020
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Christinaz
Athens, Greece422 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
When you are in Trinidad you lose time sense. Is a beautiful picturesque little city, with beautiful kind people where you feel you want to stay forever! Do not miss to attend some salsa lessons!
Written July 11, 2017
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alexr332015
Southwest Ranches, FL79 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Family
Trinidad is old, friendly, beautiful and very hot!!! Summer is not the best time to visit, at least you plan to stay at the beach. To really see and enjoy the best Trinidad have to offer you have to walk and it is best if you wake up early and do some walking in the early morning or leave it for late in the afternoon, the mid day hours are better used either at the beach, or visiting some of the very beautiful sites in the mountains, all within an hour drive from the center of the city. It is easy to arrange the trips at any of the official travel agencies, like Havanatour, Via Azul, etc., but my preference has been always to avoid the official institutions and try to get everything I can by talking and negotiating with the people. Wi did a nice (and very hot) trip to the Valley of the sugar miils or valle de los ingenios, on board an old 1956 chevrolet that unbelievably, still have its original motor. This was a super nice viit but we did it at the wrong time (right at noon) and I believe it would had been a lot more enjoyable later in the day, but nevertheless, it was worth the sweat!. The colonial part of Trinidad is not that big and can be done in just one day but there are so many places surrouing the city that we were there for 3 entire days and still didn't have the time to see it all. the Plaza Mayor is the starting point and from there you can get to any place whitin the colonial city in 10 to 15 minutes. Be very careful when walking thru the rolling stones streets, it can be very sleepery and even dangerous if you're not careful, specially for the elderly. The food is mostly sea food and the traditional cuban roasted pork, both delicious and very cheap, the drinks while also delicious, are not that cheap but still very affordable. Places around the city worth a visit are Playa Ancon, (remember to apply lots of sun screen) El valle de los Ingenios, (don miss the Iznaga mill, it is the best) Finca Maria Dolores, where you can get a nice horseback ride thru the country side and El salto de El Nicho (a nice waterfall in the mountains where you can also swim but it requires some hicking to get there). In general, it was a nice trip for us and we all enjoyed very much. Our group included kids and one elderly person and we all had a lot of fun.
Written June 3, 2016
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Luca
Paris, France30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
My recently visit to Cuba was excellent. This time me and my friends decided to visit the center of the island. The city of Trinidad. Wonderful choice. We book a private guide that a friend recommended. His email is cavalliluca@gmail.com to book him. His name it’s Roberto and someone to trust and open to cover his costumer expectations and more. We started on topes de collantes. It’s a natural park with wonderful images of Cuba’s country site. From there we realized the real life, houses made by wood, the country folks and sugar cane plantation. There we visit the waterfalls of caburní. The entrance it’s Fantastic. At the arrival we saw the architecture of kurhotel an architecturally grotesque sanatorium that imposes a very impressive image between the natural environment. Down the hill we enter into the main gate entrance it’s 10$ per person . One hour down and one hour back up for his 5km hike until see the 62m waterfall that cascades over rocks into a cool swimming holes. The way down takes 45min the return it’s a real aerobic workout but the only neighbors there offers sandwiches and beer and natural juices. Expensive I think but no choices there so was perfect to recover from the long walk. Also a 1km trail billed rather ambitiously as an eco walk it’s basically just a shortcut between the kurhotel and hotel de los helechos. The road to Trinidad it’s wonderful from el mirador we saw the incredible views of the city of Trinidad and playa ancon right into the Caribbean Sea. Green and blue together.
Written March 10, 2018
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Alexandradanila90
36 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
The old city is ok for a little tour of maximum one hour and have a drink in "casa de la Musica" and that's all! The city is very dirty and we had serious problems with it! Was so disgusting to find an human poo just in the middle of the street!
Written March 13, 2017
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia5,048 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
Trinidad is a jewel. To experience this beautiful colonial town with interesting and rich history is a privilege. We enjoyed every step on the narrow streets and the highlight was coming to the Plaza Mayor. Plaza Mayor is a beautiful small square surrounded by Iglesia and Convento de San Francisco and typical colonial buildings. Trinidad is Cuba's best-preserved colonial town with beautiful brightly colored buildings, churches, palaces (now museums). Trinidad was founded on December 23, 1514 by Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar under the name Villa de la Santísima Trinidad. Previously sugar trading was the main industry in the region. But now it is famous for tobacco production. There are several casas de musica, including one next to the cathedral in Plaza Major. Since we adore Cuban music, salsa and others we were thrilled with musicians. The Cuban people are friendly and happy to mingle with the guests. That is how we met the dear people with whom we talked about everyday occasions. And they and we were so happy about it. Trinidad is a charming city with a lovely atmosphere, a city to enjoy.
Written May 28, 2018
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Joy O
Herefordshire, UK72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
We travelled 4 hours to get to Trinidad and we are so glad that we did. We only stayed one night ( comment made on La Ronda Hotel) but it was an experience Iwe would not have missed. A Fiesta was happening all week as part of the 50th anniversary so more music was around than perhaps usual but it is an interesting town with patches of real beauty. Shops tend to sell the same old: carvings, mass produced paintings etc but look out for La Casita del Barro where good quality original ceramics can be purchased, Alicia Fernandez Pomanez who wood carves by hand and Orbein Licor Zayas a superb silver smith.
Written January 24, 2017
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