Once you looked around Trinidad, try cycling along the coast of the Caribbean Sea. You can rent a gearless bike at Las Ruinas del Teatro Brunet or just ask at your casa. Our very resourceful host Elio organised two bikes for us in just an hour. Before embarking on this outdoors adventure, make sure you dress appropriately and apply plenty of sun cream if you burn easily. Or even better, wear a long sleeve shirt. It will be hot, but you will avoid burning your skin. And don’t forget your swimsuit, there are a few lovely beaches along the way.
It’s around 12 km from Trinidad to Playa Ancon, but we made it a whole day’s adventure, stopping at every beach for a dip and a little bit of rest.
La Boca, a small and beautiful village, was our first stop. We spent quite some time here, enjoying the surroundings, eating ice cream and paddling in the Caribbean Sea. It was a peaceful break from all the hustle and bustle in the city.
Half way through our trip, we stopped at a couple of other beaches and popped into Grill Caribe for some refreshments. We weren’t going to eat there, but after seeing how carefully the chef was making us lemonade from fresh limes, we changed our minds. The food was fabulous.
Playa Ancon wasn’t exactly as impressive as I was imagining it. Maybe because by the time we got to the beach, I was ridiculously sunburnt and just wanted to get out of the sun. But maybe I was more disappointed with the colossal hotels that spoiled the view. So instead of stopping at the beach, we enjoyed this fabulous view of Trinidad.
It was so hot that the prospect of cycling all the way back wasn’t very appealing. Luckily we spotted a 1950’s convertible and checked with the driver if he could take us and our bikes back to Trinidad.
Our 15 minute journey costed us 10 CUC, but it was such an enjoyable ride back to our casa. Overall, it was another great and memorable day out in Cuba.