Since the building was built at the beginning of the XIX century, the design and the original structure have almost not changed. The house retains its colonial atmosphere. Casa Meyer Hostel has an inner patio with ornamental plants and surrounded by porches, where you can rest during the warm Trinitarian afternoons. Our hostel is located in the historic city center, near all museums and squares and right down the street from the bus station. We can recommend the best places and opportunities that Trinidad offers. Come be a guest in our "Casa Particular" and feel its history!.
Canchánchara "national drink" of Trinidad
It is an ancient beverage conceived in the eastern region of the island during the independence wars against Spain. At that time it was taken as a nutritious and invigorating drink. The mixture of its strong ingredients allowed to warm the chest up and protect from respiratory conditions. They served it hot in jicaras(handmade bowls) to counter the consequences of the machete charges. Later it suffered some modifications as ice to cool it down and the rum for soften it . This drink has become a symbol and remains popular in "La Canchánchara", a restaurant, located in the historic center of Trinidad.
• Aguardiente(eau-de-vie) or rum - 60ml
• Lemon juice - 7 ml
• Honey - 1 oz.
• 2 ice cubes
1. Pour the honey and lemon juice in a glass and mix well.
2. add the "aguardiente" or rum and the ice cubes.
3. Stir well.
Tip:Traditionally it's served in a clay bowl
Steam train ride
A trip on a 1919 steam train is not easily forgotten. This tour begins at the railway station in Trinidad, you have to be there at 9:00 a.m. for buying the tickets and the tour will depart at 9:30 a.m.. After 8 km from the city begins the fantastic view of the San Luis Valley best known for the 'Valley of Mills' name derived from sugar mill farms operating as small factories of sugar. Protected by UNESO since 1988, this portion of land was responsible for the of the larger sugar cane production in Cuba by 1850. The visit to the valley makes your imagination flies and encourages your fantasy of being moved at the time of the slaves and the sugar barons. The tour includes several stops in different former plantation as Guachinango and Manaca Iznaga where you will be able to climb the old 45m high tower and have a beautiful view across the valley.
You can not miss a fantastic tour riding within the natural park "El Cubano" just 40 minutes from Trinidad, it is an appropriate excursion for all, including those who would want riding horse for the first time.
The tour is a long ride breaking through to "The Valley of the sugar mills" and the sugarcane plantations, you will have an amazing view, scenic mountain roads and be in close full contact with nature.
Once reaching the entrance of the natural park "The Cuban" the horse is left to continue on foot(30 mins) to the waterfall of "Javira", on this path is easy to observe any kind of endemic bird species until you find a natural swimming pool and take a bath under the waterfall enjoying a magnificent experience.
For those who want to, having lunch is available on the way back in a kind of rustic restaurant and have a typical Cuban food is guarantee.