I am so happy I was able to explore Cienfuegos and Trinidad! I stayed in Cienfuegos for three days, and made a day trip to Trinidad.
Cienfuegos is about a 3-hour drive south of Havana. There are multiple ways to get there. You can go by bus, train, (but never take the train!) or the fastest is to go by taxi. You can take a taxi privately or with a group, but don’t pay more than $25 a person or you’re being overcharged. Upon arriving into the outskirts of Cienfuegos, I was not very impressed and began to regret leaving Havana. But as soon as I got closer to the center, I fell in love with its quaint French architecture. It was just adorable, I was in love! 😍
After a few days in Cienfuegos, I took a day trip to Trinidad, and then also explored El Nicho Waterfalls. It was the perfect day trip! My only regret is I wish I had more time to spend in Trinidad. However, if you only have a day, don’t worry, it is quite small and you can easily see the whole city. My favorite was walking down the cobblestone streets and wandering around all the colorful buildings. 🙂
El Nicho was also amazing! As we drove into the lush mountains of Cuba’s Topes de Collantes Nature Reserve Park, the weather definitely got colder. However, the hike is pretty easy, and the waterfalls are gorgeous. I would definitely recommend making a visit here. 🙂
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Tiffany created Lavender Vines as a place to share her love for Jesus and adventures from around the world. She has a slight obsession with salted caramel lattes, Japanese kimonos, and an ongoing love affair with NYC and Paris.