This pleasant spot within a protected park consists of a ranchón (farm-style restaurant) serving pez gato (catfish) from the on-site fish farm. Take the Huellas de la História trail (3.6km) to the refreshing Javira Waterfall. With a stop for lunch in the ranchón (thatched-roof restaurant) it can make an excellent day trip.
Cubatur leads trips with motorized transportation, or you can hire a taxi from Trinidad (CUC$30 round-trip).
The hike to El Cubano from Trinidad is approximately 16km. Go 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 leads back under the bridge and up a narrow, poorly paved road for 5km to Parque el Cubano.