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.
La Boca beach
If you visit the city of Trinidad, you should know that there is a beach that is attracting locals and tourists, Playa La Boca. You'll notice that the typical houses here have rocking chairs, hammocks, patios and gardens planted with palms and fruit trees, but mostly a wonderful view to the sea. This seaside village is only 5 km from Trinidad and is a place that offers an special charming and quiet. Moreover La Boca has become very popular because it has beautiful diving areas. For transporting, there is a bus service between Trinidad and La Boca exiting from the Trinidad bus terminal (located close to the Plaza Mayor). However, it's recommended the use of taxis, for two or more people you can go cheap and comfortable. La Boca is ideal for leisure, surrounded by nature and the practice of watersports. Take into acount that this place also has comfortable and economic accommodations with hostels, hotels and 'private homes'. Everything just 15 meters from the beach !!