Trinidad Cuba roadtrip

A family visit and beach trip to the south coast

Trinidad Cuba beaches on the south side of Cuba aren’t as turquoise or clear, much the same way the east and west side of Florida are different. But wet, warm and beautiful none-the-less. 

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 Trinidad Cuba photos

Trinidad is one of the most spectacular settings of the cities of Cuba.  A small town nestled into the hills of the Escambray Mountains, Trinidad was founded in 1514, and is now a UNESCO World heritage site. We have family living nearby, in the mountains. Its nice and cool there, and a good place for growing onions. Its about an hour to the beach. Playa Ancon is south of Trinidad, and has the look of a faded, forgotten Italian beach in a long forgotten town that attracts few visitors. But that’s the best thing about it. Its quite.

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Sancti Spiritus roadtrip

Central Cuba’s Sancti Spiritus

 Its quiet, well-kept provincial city. Just south, on the coast is the town of Trinidad, a UNESCO world heritage site. 

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Sancti Spiritus photos

Located more or less in the center of Cuba, The capital city of was founded in 1518.

Varadero Beach

We took a trip to the famous Varadero beach. December is too cold for Cubans to go swimming, so the beach was almost empty everyday.

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Varadero Beach Cuba

The beach is a long spit that juts out into the Caribbean, about 2 1/2 hour drive from Havana. The town has a sleepy, off-season, lost-in-time feel, with a some old hotels, a few restaurants and souvenir stalls and a long, beautiful empty beach.




Holguin roadtrip

A trip to Central Cuba’s Holguin province

On the south eastern side of Cuba before it dips down into the southern provinces, is Holguin. Possibly the least visited region of Cuba, but rich with cities, mountains and beautiful beaches. Home to both the Castro family and my wife, its well worth a visit.

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Holguin Cuba Photographs

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