Trinidad, Cuba – Globetrotter Girls

Author: , May 19th, 2017

Trinidad, Cuba - Dani

The true showstopper in Cuba for me wasn’t Havana, but Trinidad, a city founded by the Spanish that dates back to 1514 and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

I wasn’t sure if it’d be worth the long drive to get there – the city is located pretty much in the middle of the island, halfway between Havana in the north and Santiago in the far south; around 6 hours on a bus from Havana. But I am so glad that we decided to add it to our itinerary, despite the distance from Havana and Viñales, our first two stops.

Trinidad looked like it hadn’t changed much since the Spanish founded it in the 16th century – colonial houses line cobblestone streets, there are several Spanish-colonial churches and neatly arranged plazas, and horse carts outnumber cars. When people say that a trip to Havana feels like a trip back to the 1950s (because of all the American vintage cars from that time), it’s safe to say that a trip to Trinidad feels like a trip back to the 16th century.

In Trinidad, we got to really soak up Cuban life. With four nights here, we had plenty of time to experience Cuban culture, watch people dance salsa in the town square and in the bars every night, watch locals meet for a chat or a glass of rum in one of the benches that lined all the plazas, and artists draw paintings in the many galleries.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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Out In Cuba: Gay Cuba Tour Operator

Author: , May 5th, 2016

Out in Cuba

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

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Trinidad’s Disco in a Cave

Author: , May 13th, 2014

Cave Disco Trinidad & TobagoThis experience is something I’ve never really planned out or expected to do during my 16-day backpacking trip in Cuba almost two weeks ago. My Lonely Planet Guide Book doesn’t describe it like it’s really no big deal–I suspect, the writer is a terrible dancer! I certainly don’t doubt that. This should be a big deal because this is something that’s very unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience that could, perhaps, elevate your party life 5 notches above your fellow hedonists (you know who you are!) who have never been to a cave like this.

Caves are either beautiful or ugly. The beautiful ones are those with impressive stalactites and stalagmites. The ugly ones are full of bats and batshit. But, if you have fetish for shit, it’s ok. I’ll still move on with my life.

So, what exactly is the big fuss about this cave? Let me take you there.

By Alain – The Sojourner | Trinidad and Tobago Gay Travel Resources