During the day U can go around and have a look at the great arquiecture of the city. U also can go to the craft makets and by some stuff for frends and relatives!They will love it!!And mayby U will see this picture somewhere in town,well not the pic but the place!!more
This place is a cab ride (see transport tips for warnings about that) away from the bus station and...more
Honorato del Castillo No 12 esq a Maximo Gomez, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
Good for: Business
Independencia 50, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Caribbean
The food was nothing special, just good according to state restaurant norms. But the reason for eating here is the location. It is located in the Hostal del Rijo, a lovely colonial mansion. You can sit in the patio around a fountain to enjoy your food by candlelight. There are not many tables so you'd better make reservations.more
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There are some places where You can see “country” shows. They are fun, with nice plays and music (all the Cuban artists have studies on what they do). In the “play” they can ask You to step up to the stage… Careful or You end up bringing a girl with You… it was not my case... well... my wife was taking pictures... so I couldn't run away with the pretty girl that is on my back... my wife had the ”motive” in photo on her hands...
I arrived at the bus station and was asked by some sort of official what it was I was after. He directed me to a cabbie when I told him I needed a taxi to my hotel. My hotel according to my guidebook was approx 4 km. When I asked for a quote on how much, I was quoted 5 cuc. I didn't feel in the strongest negotiating position so I agreed. This must...more
Coming from Havana, the fastest route is along the Autopista Nacional (A1) to Santa Clara, and then along the Carretera Central to Sancti Spíritus. It's about 5 hours (380 km / 240 miles).Coming from Trinidad, you should go along the Circuito Sur, which is one of the prettiest in Cuba. The road goes along fields of sugar cane with the Sierra del...more
... because of the years of neglect the city doesn't look very attractive outside the historical center and because of the lack of tourists, people are more eager to earn some extra "tourist" money from the few that wander their streets. However, I want to point out that people never "annoyed" us. They are not the so called "jineteros" (see my Cuba page warning tip for more info), they are just véry helpful.
For example we asked somebody the way to our hotel. Instead of telling us it was just around the corner, he took his bicycle and told us to follow. He did not really ask for money but politely waited next to our car when we arrived.
Another example: the next morning when we came out of the hotel, our car standing in front of the hotel was washed. The guy just stood close to the car so we would know it was him, but he never asked for money. He just hoped we would give him some of these very precious convertible pesos, which we did.
Just give them 1 CUC and you have made their day.
Cubans have usually more culture than occidental people... so, they can convince You that is the occident that is wrong!!! Be careful because they are right and You must stay confused... by the way, as I said before: Careful... this is a land full of growing terrorists!!! They grow up in the banana and the cigar trees!!! They are full of atomic bombs, bioawepons and toxic waste... they are the people that most consume on earth, so, they have lots of toxic waste that they are trying to send in missiles to the clean United States!!!
Pub Crawl from Hotel AnconEven if you don't drink, this is a great way to see the city of Trinidad. The bars in this city are absolutely breathtaking. There are a number of open air bars, restaurants and hotels that are part of the tour. A must-do activity for anyone visiting Hotel Ancon!!That's me in the tie-dye shirt!more
Rentting a horse and going out of the city,to the countryside, or hicking around in a wonderful mornning is great and if U can go to any of these bridges on the chore to see the dawn.Oh god U will love it!!Looking at ladscapes like these is when U realice that there must be a god somewhere!!more
Sancti Spiritus is not an essential stop in Cuba but if you have an extra half-day or day, do visit it. Most of the city is run-down but the historical center, which is being renovated, is worth the stop-over. It really is a hidden gem where you can still absorb the real Cuban life.more