Travel in Trinidad, Cuba

The Basics

We arrived on the bus that runs from Havana through Playa Giron, Cienfuegos and on to Trinidad. Tickets were $26 CUC from Havana to Trinidad. Book early as buses fill up quick! We had to postpone our journey by one day even when we tried to book two days in advance. Taxi collectivos will also take you door to door for a similar price. We simply opted for the bus!

As one of the main tourist stops in Cuba, casa particulares are all over the town. We booked ours ahead of time via Air Bnb. During high season (think: U.S. school holidays), casas can fill up.

Wifi is available in the Main Plaza and also Cespedes Plaza. In Cespedes, we stood in line on Christmas Day for some much-needed internet cards. As in Havana, the cost is $1.50 CUC per hour or you can pay a convenience fee of $1.50 CUC to buy it from guys on the street 🙂 Take your pick!

Get Your Adventure On

Wandering around was the best way for us to experience Trinidad itself. After our feet tired of the cobbled streets, we explored outside the town. We valued these trips through nature, getting to enjoy the landscape and beauty of Cuba.

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Playa Ancon: We rented bikes from our casa and headed toward the coast. A bit farther than expected, we arrived an hour later at this long strip of beach. There was no cost to enter, but limited restaurants around. We had a grilled fish platter on the beach for $8 CUC, not cheap but not too spendy!

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Parque el Cubano: 4 miles outside the center of Trinidad, this local park was better than anticipated. After debating whether or not to purchase a guided excursion to one of the outlying hikes (ie: Copes de Collantes), we finally decided to walk ourselves to the start of the waterfall hike in Parque el Cubano. Entrance to the park is $10 CUC each and the path to the waterfall is clearly laid out. We were shocked to see the size of the pool and caverns next to the falls. Cliff jumping and cave swimming? Yes please!

Eats and Drinks

La Redaccion: In the top 2 for favorite restaurants in Cuba! Built inside of a typical colonial home, this menu brought us back for a second dinner here before leaving Trinidad. Crispy pork belly was fantastic. Chocolate curry chicken was surprisingly delish. This is not your typical Cuban food! (Which for a month of travel, was much appreciated)

Casa de Musica: Located in the main plaza, we came here a couple times for live music and a place that draws in both tourists and locals (another rare find!). Entrance after 9pm is $2 CUC.

What Next?

Do you have more time in Cuba? Check out other posts for information on:

Playa Larga, Cuba

Cienfuegos, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

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