The colonial and UNESCO World Heritage town of Trinidad can be reached via bus by means of Viazul.
We took the 10:45 am bus and it is recommended to be there at least 45 minutes before departure as you need to:
Even if you do not make proper reservations well in advance, do note that in Trinidad there are 1600 places to rent which offer approximately 1900 beds. Yep, Trinidad is that popular! ... but I would definitely Airbnb a place and not have to worry of another expense while on the road.
Places you can't miss in Trinidad and its surroundings:
The major highlight of the free entry museum on the ground floor is the fuselage of a U.S.A. spy Lockheed U-2 plane shot down during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. The artifact itself is ridden with bullet holes which can speak itself of the severity of damages it received.
Climbing the tower of the former convent provides you with great 360 views of the colonial city of Trinidad.
Watering holes located next to each other:
There are also 10 other franchises around the world in places such as México (with 6 sites), Costa Rica, Argentina, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Ukraine.
La canchánchara is to Trinidad as the mojito is to La Bodeguita del Medio. Papa Hemingway made this water hole famous in La Habana and the mojito a drink recognized and enjoyed worldwide.
Cuban poet, journalist and political activist Nicolás Guillén once wrote the following:
A la Bodeguita del Medio
Para Ángel Martínez
Fundador de la Bodeguita del Medio
La Bodeguita es ya la bodegona,
que en triunfo al aire su estandarte agita,
mas sea bodegona o bodeguita
La Habana de ella con razón blasona.
Hártase bien allí quien bien abona
plata, guano, carné, pastora, guita,
mas si no tiene un kilo y de hambre gruita,
no faltará cuidado a su persona.
La copa en alto, mientras Puebla entona
su canción, y Martínez precipita
marejadas de añejo, de otra zona
Brindo porque la historia se repita,
y porque lo que es ya la bodegona
nunca deje de ser La Bodeguita.