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Trinidad

Trinidad, Cuba

Description

The old town of Trinidad is located in the heart of Cuba. Its colonial style will charm you right away. Walk the streets to admire colorful buildings, museums filled with history and the Church of the Holy Trinity. During your stay, don't forget to visit the historic center of Plaza Mayor and the El Cubano Nature Reserve Park, both listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There are a few nice beaches nearby as well. 


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What to do in Trinidad


Plaza Mayor

Plaza Mayor is one of the city’s most important gathering place. Gardens, terracotta-colored buildings and pretty statues, including Terpsichore's, considered as the "Muse of Dance", are some of the things you will see there. This place was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. During your visit, you can admire the most important houses in the area, including the Casa de Aldemán Ortiz, the Casa de los Sánchez Iznaga and the Casa de los Conspiradores, recalling all the colonial architecture of the city.


Museums

We strongly suggest that you visit one of Trinidad's many museums. The Romantic Museum invites you to visit the sumptuous home of Count Brunet. At the Colonial Art Museum, you will admire a luxurious house adorned with porcelain vases and magnificent stained glass windows. History fans should go to the Archaeological Museum and the General Municipal Museum to get a glimpse of the city’s past.


El Cubano Park

Trinidad is home to a magnificent nature reserve, El Cubano Park. On site, it is possible to hike the Huellas de la História trail, which is over 3 km long, up to the pretty Javira waterfall. There you can admire the magnificent scenery while going for a swim. Nothing more refreshing!


Beaches

There are a few beaches close to Trinidad where you can soak up the sun. Playa Ancon is a small paradise of fine sand. It is indeed considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Cuba. For a more intimate beach, go to Playa Maria Aguilar, a perfect place to go diving or relax. Finally, La Boca, a rockier beach, is quite nice as well. In the distance, you can see the Escambray region’s mountain range.


Temperatures

Maximum (°C)

Minimum (°C)

Precipitation (mm)

Jan.

29

22

47

Feb.

30

20

44

Mar.

31

21

42

Apr.

33

24

60

May

33

25

159

Jun.

34

26

154

Jul.

35

27

146

Aug.

35

27

176

Sep.

34

26

185

Oct.

32

25

132

Nov.

31

22

78

Dec.

30

21

46


Currency

There are two types of currency available in Cuba: the Cuban Peso (currency used by Cubans) and the Convertible Cuban Peso (currency used by tourists). Canadian travelers are advised to bring Canadian dollars which can be exchanged on site for local currency.

Convertor

CAD
to
CUC

Official language

Spanish is the official language in Cuba. However, since this is a very popular destination for Canadians, it is not uncommon for people to exchange a few words in French or English with all-inclusive hotel staff.

Voltage

Voltage is 220V in most hotels. If your devices only work on 110V, be sure to bring a converter.

Electrical outlets are generally able to accommodate flat plugs (such as those used in North America) and round pin plugs (such as those used in Europe). On the other hand, remember that some older hotels can only take round pin plugs. Please remember to bring a power adapter and a converter.

Electrical outlet
Electrical outlet

Passport and entry & exit requirements

It is strongly recommended that your Canadian passport be valid for at least 6 months after the date of your return from travel. For more information, visit the Government of Canada's website.


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