on our way back towards Ciego de Avila and therefore we decided
to visit that supposedly beautiful little city and relax some more meanwhile.
The limited offer of hotels made a decision easy and we headed to the Hotel
Costa Sur which is really nice although the all-inclusive add-on was
more pricey here than in Varadero. The hotel is located several
kilometers south of Trinidad on the Península de Ancón.
The beach is small there but nice and not so crowded as in Varadero
and offers more interesting marine life to watch, even without the expensive
diving equipment. Oh, I´d like to mention that the prices of diving
are todo loco, crazy, in Cuba and more expensive as in Sipadan.
Well, maby they will offer cheaper diving once, but I didn´t think
spending 35US$ per dive without equipment rental is a good idea.
The city is really nice and cute,
but you are hunted down by the locals like deer somewhere else. Everyone
tries to sell stuff or rent a flat. We walked a bit outside of the city
and were on our own pretty soon since none of the other tourist seemed
to like to do the tiring hike to the top of the Cerro de la Vigía.
Nice view despite the hot weather and very interresting flora.
Many tourists walk through the
small calles and buy souvenirs. Trying to relax a bit, we returned
back at our hotel late afternoon. Here I´d like to mention again
the advantages of having a car. We´ve seen lots of people doing the
ride from Costa Sur or even Hotel Ancón with a bicycle,
but you loose a lot of time thereby and sweat a lot.
The evenings at the hotel were
very enjoyable. They offered a buffet style dinner and a cocktail bar afterwards
with a very nice barkeeper mixing us lots of our favourite Mojito.
Later we played pool and smoked cigars - what a life. The last four days
just weren´t long enough. I guess I´m a really lazy bone.
Oh, the first part of the pictures to
your left are from Trinidad itself whereas the second half are from the hotel.
See the hummingbird in the picture. Alas I didn´t have more than
135mm lens with me.