The Bay of Pigs to Trinidad
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Today we drive through the citrus and sugar plantations of the Zapata Peninsula stopping en route at one of the ‘cenote’ natural swimming pools for a dip. Continuing on to Playa Giron, we will visit the nearby museum dedicated to the infamous bay of pigs invasion where a US supported attack by Cuban Exiles failed to overthrow the Communist regime.We also have time for a swim here in the Carribean Sea which is great in February!
Our journey then skirts the edge of the wooded Escambray mountains, hugging the coastline with the views over the sparkling turquoise waters. We will have a brief stop at Cienfuegos before continuing our journey. Upon arrival in Trinidad we have time to wander through the centre of old Trinidad, a UNESCO World heritage Site, whose cobblestone streets and colonial architecture make it one of the most bewitching heritage sites in the country.
After checking in to our lovely hotel we head out for dinner and to check out the music and dance scene. Trinidad is famous for it's nightlife and it's local Cuban Music and dance clubs. The town plazas double as dance floors and it is wonderful to sit and watch the locals at play,sipping a cold beer and drinking in the atmosphere.