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Sancti Spiritus


Cuba tourism Sancti Spiritus province

Tourism: Beach | Culture | History | Nature | Relax | 

Located in the heart of central Cuba, Sancti Spíritus province has a lot to offer - from beautiful coastlines and mountains to meticulously preserved colonial towns. It’s one of the most popular parts of Cuba for this reason. It’s like a beachside vacation and cultural experience all thrown into one.

Accommodation offers Sancti Spiritus province

tourist accommodation Sancti Spiritus province Cuba

There’s plenty of hotels in Sancti Spíritus, both in the town itself and in the surrounding areas. Casas particulares in Sancti Spíritus are also fairly easy to come by. The casas particulares in Trinidad are some of the most varied in Cuba and offer excellent value - as little as ten dollars with meals served.

Sancti Spiritus City - Province Capital

Sancti Spiritus - travel guide

Sancti Spíritus is the oldest town in inland Cuba and dates back to 1514. It’s a chilled out place with some enchanting colonial architecture - pretty pastel facades looking out over narrow cobblestone streets. A distinctive colonial presence can be felt in most parts of the town.
Some of the most interesting colonial buildings can be found in the Parque Serafín Sánchez area. Other places well worth a visit include: Antigua Farmacia, Provincial Museum of History, Iglesia Parroquial Mayor and the bridge on the river Yayabo.


What to see in Sancti Spiritus

Petite and romantic, Trinidad is one of the most charming Colonial-era cities in the whole of the Americas. It’s home to the largest church in the country (Iglesia Parroquial de la Santísima Trinidad) and a spectacular blend of Moorish, Neo Classical and Baroque architecture in the old part of town. Trinidad is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Just out of town there are some stunning beaches (including Playa Ancón) and the San Luis Valley - an idyllic piece of countryside dotted with fascinating castles, slave houses and rustic haciendas.

Coming here is like taking a trip back in time. You’ll be mesmerised by the beautifully restored homes, stately houses, tiled courtyards and lovely natural surroundings. Not surprisingly, Trinidad is now one of the most visited towns in Cuba.

Topes de Collantes

Cuba Topes de Collantes - Sierra Escambray in Sancti Spiritus

The largest settlement in the Sierra del Escambray Mountains is Topes de Collantes - a health resort town, almost 800 meters above sea level. The views from here out over the province are out of this world. There are two hotels in Topes de Collantes and a camping area. Hiking is very popular here, especially the Salto de Caburni route, with its cool swimming holes on route.

Sancti Spíritus province has something for everyone  - stunning colonial architecture, beautiful beaches and landscapes along with endless sunny skies and excellent diving. Hotels in Sancti Spíritus are very welcoming to foreigners and the casas particulares in Trinidad are some of the best in Cuba.

Sancti Spíritus - Cuba

Sancti Spiritus

  • Capital: Sancti Spíritus
  • Havana:                354 km
  • Santiago de Cuba: 513 km

  • Map & Next provinces

  • Cuba Trinidad

Top attractions in Sancti Spíritus

  • Chilling out in the capital city of Sancti Spíritus
  • Playa Ancon, with its soft sands and warm cozy waters
  • Trinidad’s music scene and colonial vibe
  • Hiking and trekking in the stunning Topes de Collantes
Where to stay
  • Sancti Spiritus province Cuba
    Hostels & Apartments
    Sancti Spiritus

  • Hotels

    Sancti Spiritus
    "Hotel del Rijo"
    "Hotel Los Laureles"
    "Hotel Encanto Plaza"
    "Hotel Rancho Hatuey"

    "Hotel Las Cuevas"
    "Hotel Cubanacan La Ronda"
    "Finca Horizontes Maria Dolores"
    "Hotel Iberostar Grand Trinidad"

    Playa Ancón
    "Hotel Club Amigo Ancon"
    "Hotel Brisas Trinidad Del Mar"

    Topes de Collantes
    "Hotel Gaviota Los Helechos"
    "Hotel Gaviota Kurhotel Escambray"

    "Hotel Villa Islazul San Jose del Lago"

    "Hotel Islazul Zaza"

Sights & Beach
  • Sights

  • Beach
    Playa Ancon (Trinidad)
    Playa La Boca (Trinidad)
    Playa Borfill
    Playa de Carbo
    Playa Victoria

Useful Informations
  • Internet Sancti Spíritus Cuba
    Public WiFi-zones (buy a prepaid card in the ETECSA telephone shops)

    Sancti Spiritus
    - in the park in the center of the city "Serafín Sánchez"

    - Plaza Carillo square

Province Sancti Spíritus

Cuba Beach: Sancti Spíritus

Cuba Trinidad hotels Playa Ancón

The beaches in the province of Sancti Spiritus you find in the South near Trinidad. 
Here as well is provided a good touristical infrastructure (overall the most famous beach Playa Ancón), so that you can enjoy those beaches in Trinidad living in a casa particular in Trinidad (about 5 mi away) or in one of the comfortable (but much more expensive) beachfront hotel in Playa Ancón.

  • Beaches in Trinidad: Playa Ancón

    Playa Ancón is four kilometers long, making it the largest beach on the south coast of Sancti Spíritus. It’s a gorgeous stretch of white sandy coastline with calm blue waters teaming with tropical fish - perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. There’s a spectacular reef just a few hundred meters offshore. At Ancón Hotel, they do beginners courses in scuba diving.

    Playa Ancón is not as touristy as say Varadero or Guardalavaca, so can be a good choice if you want a more authentic Cuban beach holiday. If you can’t afford to stay at the resorts you could always try a private room - casa particular in Trinidad, Casilda or La Boca.

  • Beaches in Trinidad: Playa María Aguilar

    In nearby María Aguilar beach, you’ll find warm and shallow waters, home to a stunning array of tropical fish along with pretty coral, sea fans and sponges.

Travel in Cuba: Sancti Spíritus
  • Tourism Cuba Domestic flights Sancti Spíritus
    Sancti Spiritus

  • Bus station Sancti Spíritus
    Bus station
    Sancti Spiritus, Trinidad

  • Bus stations "ASTRO" Sancti Spíritus Province Cuba
    Bus stations "ASTRO"
    Sancti Spiritus, Trinidad

  • Train stations Sancti Spíritus Province Cuba
    Train stations
    Sancti Spíritus
    Tunas de Zaza

  • Car rental Cuba Sancti Spíritus
    Car rental
    Sancti Spiritus
    Trinidad, Hotel Ancon