Honestly, I’ve been putting off writing this in some regard because Trinidad stole my heart. When people have asked what I loved about my trip, I don’t hesitate. Without a doubt, Trinidad was my favorite part of Cuba. I cannot explain why but the city was gorgeous.
Trinidad is known for it’s artists. I bought several prints there while we were walking around the city and found some galleries. This is when I wish I had known Spanish, so that I could talk to the artist about their works.
Our first airbnb adventure was a hike to where the radio tower is and there are 360 degree views of the city. These were some spectacular views of what used to be sugar plantations, the city and the ocean. William, our guide, also gave us insight into what wages were in Cuba and we discussed some of the political views of both Americans and Cubans.
After our hike, we walked around the city and we happened upon Dona Clara for dinner. The food here was amazing and the service was great as well.
The next day, we did a horseback riding experience. Mandi was so nervous about this but it ended up being her favorite experience (besides the print making) that we did! We stopped at a sugar plantation and enjoyed sugar cane juice, and then we were able to enjoy some amazing coffee and cigars. You can buy coffee and cigars here as well. I brought back coffee and it was so good! We then took a short walk to a waterfall and swimming hole. This was so nice and there was a bar and music here for enjoyment! I felt absolutely comfortable on a horse since I used to ride when I was younger but Mandi loosened up quickly with our guide who was absolutely wonderful!
That evening, we were looking for a restaurant that someone had told us about that was similar to a brewery but we never found it. Instead, we ended up at La Nueva Era. The views are not to be missed here! There was also live music and drink specials!
Our last day in Trinidad, we did an experience to tour the old Sugar Cane Industries. Mandi and I both found this to be a very interesting tour but we felt pressured for time since we had to be back to meet our collectivo to take us to Mantanzas. The pottery workshop at the end is not to be missed! I got two pieces of pottery that are amazing for 22CUC. The history and views from this experience were not to be missed – you also have the opportunity to go zip lining at the first stop!
Trinidad was absolutely amazing! I cannot say enough good things about it and I truly cannot wait to go back and visit again! Don’t forget to see about our other stops in Cuba as well! And last but not least, Viñales.