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Trinidad
Travel Guide

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 Tona
Casa Tona
2.5 out of 5
Piro Guinart 159 E, Trinidad, Sancti Spiritus
The price is $64 per night from Mar 12 to Mar 13

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
Casa de la Trinidad
Casa de la Trinidad
3 out of 5
Calle Jose Marti, # 426, Trinidad, Trinidad
The price is $66 per night from Mar 6 to Mar 7

Located in the heart of Trinidad, this hostal is within a 10-minute walk of Las Ruinas del Teatro Brunet and Plaza Mayor. Municipal Historical Museum and Colonial ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)

"I would give it 6 stars if I could. this place is amazing."…"

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2019

Casa de la Trinidad
Hostal Doña Cristina de Anita y Manel
Hostal Doña Cristina de Anita y Manel
3 out of 5
378 Calle Reforma o Anastacio Cardenas, Trinidad, Sancti Spíritus
The price is $30 per night from Mar 16 to Mar 17

Located in the heart of Trinidad, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Cespedes Park, Plaza Mayor, and Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad. Romance Museum ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)

"Excelente alojamiento con habitaciones independientes. Camas y almohadas muy cómodas, habitación limpia, grande y con aire acondicionado. zonas comunes muy cuidadas, ambiente agradable. Cerca de la plaza mayor y de la casa de la música pero a su vez tranquilo. El trato recibido inmejorable. Si vienes ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2020

Hostal Doña Cristina de Anita y Manel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Hostal La Vero
Hostal La Vero
2.5 out of 5
67 Calle Cantería, Trinidad, Sancti Spíritus

Situated in Trinidad, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Ana Square and Plaza Mayor. Iglesia de la Santisima Trinidad and Colonial Architecture ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)

"キッチン、中庭、ダブルベッド、シングルベッドが付いた一軒家、町の中心部にあり便利、たまに水が止まるのが難点"…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Hostal La Vero
Casa Colonial El Patio
Casa Colonial El Patio
3 out of 5
Street Ciro Redondo, San Jose, Museo street # 274, Trinidad
The price is $108 per night from Mar 12 to Mar 13

Located in the heart of Trinidad, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of San Francisco Church and Plaza Mayor. Romance Museum and Iglesia de la Santisima ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Un lugar perfecto para alojarse e Trinidad

"En esta casa se vive cómodo, se duerme muy bien, se disfruta Trinidad fácilmente por lo bien ubicada que está y se siente uno bien cuidado por Manuel que es un gran anfitrión"…"

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

Casa Colonial El Patio
Casa de Miriam
Casa de Miriam
3 out of 5
Street Frank Pais (Carmen) # 185A, Camilo Cienfuegos & Lino Perez, Trinidad

Located in the heart of Trinidad, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Cespedes Park and Plaza Mayor. Las Ruinas del Teatro Brunet and Municipal ...

5/5Exceptional! (24 reviews)

"I loved it and have nothing negative to say about it."…"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2020

Casa de Miriam
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Trinidad

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1/5 - Terrible

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Feb 24, 2020

Bad experience overall

1/5 - Terrible

Christine

Jan 3, 2020

Not worthwhile visiting at all

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 19, 2019

A must see if you are going to go to Cuba. I would spend at least two full days here

4/5 - Good

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Jul 19, 2019

Internet not reliable.

4/5 - Good

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Jan 24, 2019

Hills. You will end up getting a good workout getting around town, as the old part of the town is on hills.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 3, 2019

Beautiful beaches, great food and local culture- feels like you’re seeing true Cuba !

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