After our 2 luxurious nights in Punta Gorda, we took off to Trinidad. A city surrounded by natural beauty, definitely one of a kind. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988, this cobbled-street, picturesque place attracts many many tourists every year.
When we arrived to Trinidad, it was unbearably hot. Luckily, the owner of our casa arranged a taxi for us – one of the rickshaw bikes. And, with our bags securely attached to the bike, we flew down through the cobbled streets of this enchanting ‘outdoors museum’.
Needless to say that Trinidad took my breath away. The heat, the colours, the architecture, the music, the people, and the rum completely overwhelmed me.
After a stroll, we returned to our casa to rest and cool down. As we were gently rocking in a chair in our room, it went dark and the rain started to pour down so hard that we had to keep the shutters closed so the room didn’t get flooded. It couldn’t have been any cosier at that moment. The streets fell silent.
This is when I discovered that Trinidad is at its most beautiful in the rain.
One of the best things you can do in Trinidad is get a glass of Cuba libre, sit on the stairs in the main plaza and listen to the local rhythms. We did that every night and had a wonderful time absorbing the atmosphere.