The stables at FincaKena are home to 10 horses. From the Finca both novice and experienced riders can venture out into the Santa Rosa Valley on one hour or two hour or half day rides to explore the old sugar cane plantations, visit rivers and waterfalls in the forest for swimming or a picnic or simply experience the real cowboy culture of the stunning Cuban outback from a horse.
EXPLORING TRINIDAD AND ITS VALLEYS AND HILLS
If horseback riding is not for you, then other options are by car, vintage car, rickshaw, horse drawn carriage or on foot. FincaKenia can arrange local guides who can take you to some of the important and memorable sites in Trinidad and elsewhere.
For history and culture Trinidad itself is hard to beat and itineraries can be tailored to meet your needs. Here are some of our chosen highlights.
Museo Histórico Municipal is Trinidad’s showpiece museum housed in a stylish neo classical mansion just off Plaza Mayor. Not to be missed is the view of Trinidad from the top of the tower.
Iglesia Parroquial de la Santísima Trinidad on the northeastern side of Plaza Mayor graces countless Trinidad postcard views.
MuseoNacional de la Lucha Contra Bandidos, the former convent of San Francisco de Asís, is perhaps the most recognizable building in Trinidad because of its dilapidated pastel-yellow bell tower. Since 1986 it has housed a museum with photos, maps, weapons and other objects that relate the struggle against various counterrevolutionary bands.
Palenque de los Congos Realesis a must for rumba fans. This open patio on Trinidad’s music alley has an eclectic menu incorporating salsa, son (Cuban popular music) and trova (traditional poetic singing).
Valle de los Ingenios (Valley of Sugarmills) and its beautiful green landscapes is where you will see what remains of the island’s vast sugar cane plantations.
Topes de Collante is a mountain resort in the Escambray Mountains renowned for its natural beauty, waterfalls and for coffee growing and just thirty minutes form Trinidad. Whilst the architecture of the resort itself is somewhat out of keeping with the beauty of its surroundings, the main reason to make the trip up here is because it serves as a base for hiking along designated trails. If going for a day trip you should also have time to visit the Museo de Arte Cubano which houses artworks by Cuban artists of national renown.
Playa Ancon is two and a half miles long with white sand and green-blue water. Only 13km from Trinidad it is close enough for an adventurous bike ride. Once there swim, snorkel, scuba dive, take an excurision to nearby cays, go deep sea fishing or simply catch some rays.
Finca Kenia are more than happly to help you plan your day and to organize qualified local guides for excursions. And if none of the above appeal why not try salsa dancing or take a massage.
Whatever takes your fancy, Finca Kenia will work hard to accommodate your requirements.