Casilda is a small fishing town, located on the northwestern shore of Ana Maria’s Gulf, Cuba. It is the loading port of Trinidad city which is 5km inland. Trinidad is considered the best-preserved colonial town on the island of Cuba. The city became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988.
The historic center of Trinidad is the Plaza Mayor. Many small museums and historic buildings dot the square and surrounding area. Main tourist sites include the Museo Romantico and Museo Historico, restored early nineteenth century houses; the Museum of Colonial Architecture; the Parroquial Mayor church; and the Museo Nacional de la Lucha contra Bandidos, with its famous bell tower.
Trinidad is not just famous for its colonial town center. Playa Ancon, the main Trinidad beach, is justly recognized as one of Cuba’s best beaches. Three excellent hotels dot the Trinidad beach: Costasur, Hotel Trinidad del Mer, and Hotel Ancon. This beautiful Trinidad beach is about twenty minutes from the main town.
Things to See & Do
* Mount Saint Benedict Catholic Monastery
* Asa Wright Nature Center
* Valley of the Sugar Mills
* Topas de Collantes
* Snorkeling & diving
Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - Cuban Peso (CUP)
Language – English, Spanish
Population – 75,000 approx (Trinidad)
Land Area – 1,155 km² (Trinidad)
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – +53
Port Location – The port is located at Casilda, located 5km from Trinidad.
Travel Links – The closest airport is Piarco International, near the towns of Trincity, Arouca and St Helena. Taxis are available to most destinations. You may also arrive on the sister isle of Tobago at Crown Point International where you can take a 15 minute flight to Piarco or opt to take a ferry from Scarbrough to Port of Spain.