Parque el Cubano

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Parque el Cubano information

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admission CUC$6.50
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This pleasant spot within a protected park consists of a ranchón (farm)- style restaurant that specializes in pez gato (catfish), a fish farm and a 3.6km trail, the Huellas de la História , to the refreshing Javira Waterfall . There are also stables and opportunities for horseback riding. If you hike to El Cubano from Trinidad, you'll clock up a total of approximately 16km.

With a stop for lunch in the ranchón , it can make an excellent day trip. Alternatively, for CUC$15 you can organize an excursion with Cubatur , including motor transport. To get to the park, hike west out of town on the Cienfuegos road. Pass the 'Welcome to Trinidad' sign and cross a bridge over the Río Guaurabo. A track on your left now leads back under the bridge and up a narrow, poorly paved road for 5km to Parque el Cubano.

Closer to town is the Finca Ma Dolores , a rustic Cubanacán hotel that hosts sporadic fiestas campesinas (country fairs).