Sancti Spiritus

Sancti Spíritus at a glance
Province
Sancti Spíritus
Capital City
Sancti Spiritus
Sancti Spiritus province - geographic location in Cuba
Province Sancti Spiritus in Cuba - coat of arms
Havana
354 km
Santiago de Cuba
513 km

Top-Attractions

  • Exploring the colonial 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
Cuba Sancti Spíritus private accommodation

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.

Accommodation Sancti Spíritus

Photo gallery

  • Yayabo bridge Sancti Spiritus
    Bridge over the river Yayabo in Sancti Spiritus
  • Roof top view Sancti Spiritus city center
    Sancti Spiritus city is a nice colonial city
  • Sancti Spiritus "Hotel Rijo"
    "Hotel Rijo" is very popular between tourists - great terrace
  • "Hotel Plaza" in Sancti Spiritus
    "Hotel Plaza" ist located right in the center
  • Flora "Topes de Collantes"
    Great nature in the mountains "Topes de Collantes"
  • Picturesque street in Sancti Spiritus
    Cozy old houses in the city center of Sancti Spiritus
  • Sancti Spiritus Central Park
    The central park is meeting point for the youth by night
  • "Plaza Mayor" Trinidad - Sancti Spiritus province
    Main square in the enchanting Trinidad
  • Rocks in the "Topes de Collantes"
    "Topes de Collantes" is worth a trip for nature fans
  • "Museo del Arte Colonial" Sancti Spiritus
    The Colonial Art Museum is a must see in Sancti Spiritus city
  • Sancti Spiritus - views "Sierra Escambray" mountains
    Views from Sancti Spiritus city towards the "Sierra del Escambray"
  • "Museo Historia Provincial" Sancti Spiritus
    The museum of Sancti Spiritus tells the history of one of the oldest cities in Cuba
  • Street in Sancti Spiritus with church
    Walking to the old town you get the best feeling for Sancti Spiritus
  • Views from the "Topes de Collantes" mountains
    Mountains near Trinidad - view towards "Playa Ancon" beach
  • Sleeping dog in the streets of Sancti Spiritus city
    Sancti Spiritus is not that stressy
  • Square in Trinidad - Sancti Spiritus
    Know the most beautiful colonial city of Cuba - Trinidad
  • Street in Trinidad
    Trinidad is unique - a must see on your Cuba trip
  • Waterfall in the "Topes de Collantes" mountains
    Sancti Spiritus has it all - nature, beach, history
Tourism Sancti Spíritus

Beaches |
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.

Sancti Spiritus City - Province Capital

Sights in Cuba Sancti Spiritus

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.

Sights in Sancti Spíritus

Trinidad

Trinidad - What to see in Sancti Spiritus Cuba

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

Tourist destination in Sancti Spiritus - Topes de Collantes

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.

Accommodation in Sancti Spíritus

Cuba Sancti Spíritus private accommodation

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.

Beaches in Sancti Spiritus

Beaches in Cuba Sancti Spiritus - Playa Ancon Trinidad

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.

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.

Sights and Beaches
Cuba Sancti Spíritus sights
Cuba Sancti Spíritus beaches
Beaches
  • Playa Ancon (Trinidad)
  • Playa La Boca (Trinidad)
  • Playa Borfill
  • Playa de Carbo
  • Playa Victoria
Accommodation
Cuba Sancti Spíritus private accommodation
Private accommodation ("casas particulares")
  • Sancti Spiritus
  • Trinidad
  • Cabaiguan
Cuba Sancti Spíritus hotels
Hotels
"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"
"Hotel Club Amigo Ancón", "Hotel Brisas Trinidad Del Mar"
"Hotel Gaviota Los Helechos", "Hotel Gaviota Kurhotel Escambray",
"Hotel Villa Islazul San Jose del Lago"
"Hotel Islazul Zaza"
Transport
Aiports in Sancti Spiritus & Trinidad Cuba
Airport
  • Sancti Spiritus
Bus in Sancti Spiritus Cuba - "VIAZUL" company
Bus stop "Viazul"
  • Sancti Spiritus
  • Trinidad
Bus in Sancti Spiritus Cuba - "ASTRO" company
Bus stop "ASTRO"
  • Sancti Spiritus
  • Trinidad
Train in Cuba - Train stations in Sancti Spiritus
Train station
  • Sancti Spíritus
  • Trinidad
  • Tunas de Zaza
  • Taguasco
  • Cabaiguán
  • Jatibonico
Car rental in Sancti Spiritus & Trinidad Cuba
Car rental
  • Sancti Spiritus
  • Trinidad, Hotel Ancon
Useful Information
Cuba Sancti Spíritus Internet
Internet - Public wifi
  • Sancti Spiritus: in the park in the center of the city "Parque Serafín Sánchez"
  • Trinidad: Plaza Carillo square
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