Trinidad is as close as you can get to paradise on Earth. This historic city is one of the best-preserved Spanish colonial cities in the Americas, and it’s lined with gorgeous beaches. Between nature and history, there are endless things to do in Trinidad.

Museo Historico Municipal

Casa Cantero is home to the local history museum detailing much of Trinidad’s history. The ornately decorated rooms and the view from the tower are worth the price of admission all by themselves. It’s just a bonus that you’ll learn about the city, which will enrich your experience of other things to do in Trinidad.

Taller Alfarero

Trinidad is the pottery capital of Cuba, so a stop at this pottery factory is on the list of essential things to do in Trinidad. You can watch artists throwing pots and then purchase their finished products.

Parque el Cubano

A visit to Parque el Cubano is a great day trip from Trinidad. You can hike or ride horses from town to a waterfall. Make a stop for lunch at the ranchon in the park that specializes in catfish dishes.

Taberna La Botija

This popular local restaurant is known more for its house band than its food, but it’s still one of the best things to do in Trinidad. Order a beer in a ceramic mug and participate in the lively, friendly atmosphere, and you’ll know why we recommend this place.

Casa de la Musica

The salsa shows here are key things to do in Trinidad. Locals go out to this classic venue as often as tourists do.

Casa Templo de Santeria Yemaya

This Santeria house is run by santeros, the priests of this Afro-Cuban religion. The highlight is an altar to Yemaya, the Goddess of the Sea, offering water, stones, and fruit.

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