- Al was here: March 2017
- Number of days: 1 and 2 nights
- My rating: 4/5
When I started to organize my trip to Cuba, after searching travel websites, blogs, guidebooks, etc., I came to two conclusions: that the most interesting was the eastern half of the island, and that in terms of architecture the most famous villages in the area (Trinidad, Cienfuegos, Sancti Spíritus and Santa Clara) were all very similar to me, so I did what people usually do, ask friends who had been there, particularly my friends Manolos Jiménez; the first had gone twice years ago, and the second had just returned from Cuba a few months ago, being in fact the person who encouraged us to go. They both said the same, seen one seen all, so if you have to choose, the best is Trinidad. That said we did not go to Sancti Spíritus or Santa Clara, and we barely made it to Cienfuegos, so I can not judge them, but Trinidad was totally worth it.
At first you arrive thinking “it will not be so much, it will be the same as any town in Central America” but it is not. The historic center is beautiful, the colorful painted buildings are very attractive, recently restored (thanks to the improvement in the Cuban economy), it is pleasant to see, stroll, eat or drink in any place, and the best is yet to come, since the restoration advances without ceasing in this small village, so it will be completely as striking as the center is nowadays.
For those who have had seen the whole town several times in one day, there are a lot of possibilities nearby: Playa Ancón is considered one of the best beaches on the south coast (but keys) and Topes de Collantes National Park is so beautiful and has so many hiking paths that would take several days to appreciate properly.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO
- ITINERARY IN THE CENTER
- ANCON BEACH
- TOPES DE COLLANTES NATIONAL PARK
- ACCOMMODATION AND RESTAURANTS