The Golden Triangle in Cuba

Posted: 11-Jul-16 11:26

Many people start their trip to Cuba in Havana, but if you want to go beyond the capital and check out another other regions of Cuba, consider exploring the Golden Triangle. Ian Ford wrote about the region for A Luxury Travel Blog, expanding on a trip from the island's capital out to Trinidad de Cuba and Cienfuegos.

The Golden Triangle in Cuba

The Golden Triangle of Cuba refers to the three points of Havana, Trinidad and Cienfuegos. Cuba is one of the largest islands in the Caribbean and there is a lot to explore there but there are three destinations that offer the perfect introduction to Cuba’s culture, nightlife, history and architecture, even if you only have time for a short visit.

Ian Ford, operations manager at Photo Tours Abroad, wrote about the region for A Luxury Travel Blog. He began his piece in Havana, a colourful city with a lot of history and beautiful colonial architecture. Havana is the natural place to start your journey because many of the international flights to Cuba arrive and depart from there.

In Havana he recommends going off the beaten track by walking through Centro Habana. This could be a great opportunity to discover authentic Havana and enjoy the music and energy of the Cuban lifestyle. One of Ian’s top tips, though, and one we recommend too, is using a local guide who can show you the streets and introduce you to the culture. This way, you’ll get an insider’s view of the city, as well as discovering plenty of hidden gems. Then, once you have seen Havana, you can continue on to Trinidad and loop back to Cienfuegos.

Your next stop on the itinerary should be Trinidad, which is a city with a long history of nearly 500 years of colonial rule. The old city of Trinidad is beautiful and contains more than 1,000 stunning buildings that date back to Colonial times. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is well preserved. Cars are not allowed on the historic cobbled streets, adding more to the feeling of stepping back in time.

The final stop Ian recommends on this Golden Triangle of Cuba is Cienfuegos, which is known as the “Pearl of the South”. It was established as an enclave for the French and is an impressive fortress. This fortress used to protect against pirates and the town has many other beautiful historic buildings.

It’s definitely worth taking the time to get out of Havana and see some of the other areas that Cuba has to offer. Trinidad and Cienfuegos are both beautiful cities with stunning architecture and a lot of character and history. Go out and explore to see what you can discover in beautiful Cuba.


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