The city of Trinidad nestles at the foot of the Guamuahaya Mountain Range, overlooking the Caribbean Sea in the province of Sancti Spíritus, Cuba’s central region. It is one of America’s best-conserved colonial cities and has been included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Almost as if it had been frozen in time, Trinidad offers visitors all the charms of a lively museum-city lying between the mountains and the sea.  Founded in the 16th century, the city was originally called Villa de la Santísima Trinidad, and today, in addition to its rich architectural heritage, it also boasts a fascinating mix of Spanish and African traditions and culture. A culture based on craftsmanship and ceramics has been passed down from generation to generation.  The sense of calm associated with small towns is everywhere to be felt here, and the creative capacity and wisdom of its inhabitants have contributed to the conservation of its historic essence and values.

The mountainous area known as Escambray, the beaches and the breathtaking beauty of the sea beds, combined with the warm welcome extended by the local residents, all combine to make this marvellous spot truly special.

Trinidad is one of those cities that you can’t resist exploring.  Its museums, squares and cobbled streets will transport you back in time.  Don’t miss a visit to the landmark Manaca Iznaga Tower, offering stunning views over the Valle de los Ingenios (Valley of the Sugar Mills); the beaches of Ancón and María Aguilar; Caburní Falls; Las Calaveras Cave and Lake Zaza, which regularly hosts trout fishing tournaments. A tour of the nearby cays will also prove fascinating for anyone with an interest in what goes on in the depths of the ocean.

 

“IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts has a 5 star hotel in Trinidad: the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Trinidad. This luxury hotel is perfect for adults and couples. Dedicated entirely to guaranteeing your total relaxation, it only accepts guests aged 15 and over. The IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Trinidad is a superb choice for your holiday in Cuba at any time of year, offering you the chance to discover the country’s culture, gastronomy and its people.”