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What to do in Central Cuba
Trinidad is one of Cuba’s oldest cities and is probably its best preserved, a fact that has been recognised by its UNESCO World Heritage listing. Dating back to 1514, the City is well worth a few days exploring, delving in to the history of slaves and sugar. Cienfuegos, the ’Pearl of the South’, is a more modern, beautifully preserved colonial town with a distinct French neoclassical influence. Nearby Santa Clara is the resting place of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara. It’s a typically Cuban town with memories of the revolution. To the west of Trinidad, the swampy Zapata Peninsula is a perfect spot for nature-lovers. The renowned Playa Giron – Bay of Pigs – is also in the area.
Where to stay in Central Cuba
Hotels in the region tend to be either colonial-style city centre hotels, or more modern properties on the edge of town. Options are fairly limited and many hotels fill quickly because of this, so plan well in advance to visit the area.
Holiday ideas to Central Cuba
Spend a few nights in Central Cuba as part of a longer trip to Cuba. Hiring a car really comes in to its own in Central Cuba, allowing you to visit numerous fascinating destinations. A good starting point is a Havana, Trinidad and Varadero Multi Centre holiday, or an escorted tour finishing on one of the beautiful beaches.
Central Cuba is often referred to as the ‘Soul of Cuba’, and it offers some excellent beaches, dramatic mountain scenery and picturesque colonial towns. This area receives fewer visitors than elsewhere on the island, but is well worth visiting to get a closer look at this fascinating Country. Our highlights of Central Cuba include historic Cienfuegos and atmospheric Trinidad, the latter being our overall highlight of Cuba!
Mark, your guide to Central Cuba from Escape Worldwide.
“Central Cuba is full of interest and should be on any itinerary - Trinidad is a gem and my favourite part of the whole island”
Contact Mark to discuss your holiday plans
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Getting to Central Cuba
Arrival airport Jose Marti Havana
Flight time approx 10 hours
Most areas of Central Cuba can be reached easily from Havana, although we recommend at least a night there beforehand, to avoid travelling after dark.
Time difference GMT -5
Currency Peso / Convertible Peso
Entry details (for British nationals) a Tourist Card (visa) is required for entry to Cuba, and these can be arranged as part of your holiday or via the Cuban Embassy. Passports need at least 6 months validity from your date of entry. Before you depart, check the latest travel advice at www.fco.gov.uk.
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