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!.
A pic in the Valle de los Ingenios
The Valley of the Sugar Mills, about ten kilometers down the road from Trinidad to Sancti Spiritus, was home to 52 sugar factories, that worked thanks to slave labor. However, the best photo of the valley is long before entering on it, in a suitably signposted viewpoint on the left, shortly after leaving the town of Trinidad. An exceptional view from this peaceful place, covered with a thousand shades of green and festooned with hundreds of royal palms. Then follow up to Manaca Iznaga, one of these sugar mills, where the last sugar cane press left is preserved and kept working, and a haughty tower from which the foremen could control the slaves and keep an eye in a possible fire in the sugar cane plantation.
Beach-tour in a vintage car
Beside the very popular Playa Ancón, Trinidad has also other beaches that are worth a visit. To see them, you have to made all the way through the coastline, from Trinidad to Ancon Beach. It would be a great idea to hire one of the old-timer taxis to like if you were back in the fifties. Your first stop will be in La Boca, a little fishing village, located 4 Kms from Trinidad, where you may take some good pics of the everyday life of fishermen and the nice landscape(at this point the river coming from the mountains meets the Caribbean sea shaping a very nice scenery). Next stop, Playa Maria Aguilar, it not actually a beach but some entrances of sands among the rocks, the perfect place for diving if you are fond of it, there are beautifull underwater landscapes, highly recommended. You may do it by your own, only with the mask and the flippers or maybe hire some local instructor to do it more professional, with the tanks and all the required equipment(they are actually very cheap). Furthermore there is a cool sea sighted rustic restaurant named 'EL Grill' where you may have a good lobster.
Eventually you'll be dropped off at Playa Ancón, where you can spend the rest of the afternoon, swiming, relaxing with a nice mojito in the big white sand peninsula or take a ride in a catamaran.
Topes de Collante and the surrounding waterfalls
If you enjoy walking, trekking to waterfalls in Topes de Collante worthwhile. This set of mountains called La Sierra del Escambray, is about 25 kilometers away from Trinidad and 1 hour more walking from the point you left the car (it will be a tough journey but it totally worth). You can also opt for a waterfall near Trinidad called El Cubano or El Salto del Pilon and go there on foot or horseback.