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Casa el Delfin

Weekly Events

  • Traditional Cuban folk evening
  • Traditional Cuban domino evening
  • Salsa/merengue classes
  • Basket weaving
  • Chocolate making
  • Mango Picking
  • Sunday Beach Barbecue

Cuba Untouched

Exclusive to our casa we are pleased to be able to offer a Private Sugar Valley Tour off the tourist trail, stopping at 7 key locations. let us transport you almost 200 years back in time, when the valley had 56 sugar mills and was the largest sugar producer in the world. 11,000 slaves worked the fields at this time, in an area of about 250 km2. Some 70 archaeological sites have been discovered. We will visit renovation sites where you can see the wealthy owners houses, watch towers, the outline of tiny slave huts that would have housed up to 10 people, factories, a school. Find out who hid the gold. Walk through the sugar cane, see how sharp and heavy it is? Try 'Guarapo' sugarcane juice? Our tours have been put together by local Cubans, whose ancestors lived and worked in the valley. Many families still carry surnames from this period.

We have since expanded these tours to cover untouched beaches and deep rainforest trails unseen by tourists.

Yoga Package

Welcome to inspiring location yoga in amazing Cuba. Enjoy daily yoga classes in beautiful, peaceful environments, breathing in the smell of the sea or pine trees, along with delicious organic healthy food with vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

Our holidays are ideal for all levels of yoga ability and understanding, including beginners. Enjoy healthy living in harmony with nature and the rhythm of the sea. Relax, unwind, have fun and develop flexibility, strength and balance with Yoga. Our holidays focus on you and provide as much individual support and attention as you require.

Location

Cuba is a unique and intriguing country with elegant Spanish colonial architecture, classic cars, sugar-white sands, sapphire-blue seas, coconut palms and a big welcome for our visitors. You will be based in Trinidad and each yoga class will reveal new delights such as sunrise on a stunning beach, the iconic sugar plantations or tranquil mountain and rainforest. You will stay in a comfortable local casa, with A/C, en-suite bathroom, mini bar, 24-hr hot water, sea view, private terrace and walking distance to local attractions.

Trinidad is perfectly located in-between the clear blue waters of the caribbean sea and the Escambray mountains. It’s also a world heritage site over 500 years old with pretty pastel coloured houses and a colonial cobble-stoned historic centre. The sun shines all year round with day time temperatures averaging 23℃ in the winter and 36℃ in the summer. It’s the perfect place to relax and escape the winter blues.

Trinidad is the jewel in Cuba's crown, we have 14 beautiful beaches, 6 waterfalls, sugar plantations, coffee plantations, caves. We are close to a huge nature reserve with mountains and rain forests. Use your free time to relax, there’s plenty of glorious beaches close by, beautiful views, great snorkelling and diving. Feeling more energetic try one of the many waterfall hikes in the mountains , horse riding, cycle to the beach, a dance class, sea swim with dolphins and much more. On-site health trainer and nutritionist for both personal inspiration or group sessions to give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to eat and live healthy. Guests can also enjoy a blissful restorative massage or chill out in our hammocks on our rooftop terrace with a cocktail, beer, fresh juice or smoothie.

Instructor

Our teachers are highly regarded, experienced, and teach a balanced mix styles of Yoga: Power Vinyasa, Restorative, Revive, and Yin. Our instructor caters to all levels of yoga ability and understanding, including beginners. Extension classes are available. Classes are delivered in english

Package price includes: 7 nights accommodation; meals (breakfast and dinner); meditation and daily yoga classes, transport to yoga locations, english spoken
Dates Available: 20th May 2017 - 07th October 2017
Price: 830 USD / 750 EUR

To enquire about the yoga package please contact us either by email or through our contact form located here.

This room is at the back of the house and is nice and quiet.

The room is equipped with air conditioning, clothes rail, two comfortable double beds and en-suite bathroom. 

To the front of the room is a patio with views out over the city and local neighbourhood.

This room faces out to the front of the house.

The room is equipped with air conditioning, clothes rail, clothes hooks, two comfortable double beds and en-suite bathroom. 

To the front of the room is a covered patio with views out over the city and to the beach.  There is a spacious terrace to the side offering views to the historical old town.

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Payment Details

Prices are per room per night payable in cash on arrival.

Cancellation

We would only cancel your booking if your accommodation was unavailable for reasons beyond our control. We would attempt to offer you alternative accommodation, however if this was not possible, or unacceptable to you, then we would refund all monies paid by you. Our liability would not extend beyond this refund.

Arrival & Departure

Your accommodation is available to you from 3pm on the day of arrival, unless otherwise arranged. Please be ready to leave your accommodation by 11.00am on the day of departure, unless otherwise arranged. Your bill for any extras or services taken during your stay is payable on departure.

Damages and Breakages

You are responsible and liable for any breakages or damages which you or any member of your party cause to the accommodation or its contents. Please report these as soon as they occur. We do not normally charge for minor breakages, but we reserve the right to send you an invoice, for repair or making good if the damage or breakage is significant. We may make an additional charge if you did not report this.

Liability

We do not accept liability for damage, loss or injury to any member of your party or any vehicles or possessions, unless proven to be caused by a negligent act by ourselves or our employees or contractors whilst acting in the course of employment.

Children

We accept children. We do not offer any child reductions. Data Any data gathered during the course of your booking may be held on computer. We execute appropriate protection of all personal information provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For booking enquiries please complete the form below. You can see room availability in our reservation calendar to the right, which is updated daily. Please note that your booking is not considered confirmed until we have sent you a confirmation email. 

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Client Details

Founded in 1513 as a centre for gold mining and farming, Trinidad Cuba reached its peak as a hub for tobacco and sugar production in the early 1800s. After the Cuban sugar trade collapsed in the mid-1800s, Trinidad underwent a long period of decline. However, the town avoided development that may have destroyed the colonial town centre. By the 1950s, the older parts of Trinidad were recognized as major historic artefacts and efforts were made for their preservation and maintenance. Trinidad became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1988.

The historic centre of Trinidad is the Plaza Mayor. Many small museums and historic buildings dot the square and surrounding area. Main tourist attractions include the Museo Romantico and Museo Historico, restored early nineteenth century houses; the Museum of Colonial Architecture; the Parroquial Mayor church; and the Museo Nacional de la Lucha contra Bandidos, with its famous bell tower.

Trinidad is not just famous for its colonial town centre. Playa Ancon, the main Trinidad beach, is justly recognized as one of Cuba’s best beaches. This beautiful Trinidad beach is about twenty minutes from the main town. Snorkelling and diving trips are available. Also close by are waterfalls, sugar plantations, caves, mountains and an excellent dolphinarium.

The second week in January is Culture Week

At the last weekend in June is the local carnival - the three day Fiestas Sanjuaneras with cowboys on horseback

Casa el delfin is located northeast of the old town, we are close to Plaza Santa Ana and the ruins of Iglesia Santa Ana, which looks ancient, but dates only to 1812. On the square is a former 19th-century prison, Real Cárcel (1844).

 

Outside Trinidad

There are many great natural vistas and hikes surrounding Trinidad which we can help you access and make the most of.

The nature reserve comprising several national parks, rainforest and mountains is 22km from Trinidad, and 800m above sea level. It offers excellent hiking through limestone mountains, waterfalls, caves, rivers, canyons.

There are many exotic and rare species of plants, birds and animals including Cuba's national bird, the Tocororo. Alternatively try hiking the la Batata trail, which ends in an underground river-cave system with several levels of natural ponds.

Also near by are the Caburni Falls, which entail a 3km hike through coffee plantations and cliffs to the 62m high falls - the highest in Cuba. Allow about four hours for this excursion.

Taxi transfers to El Caburni Waterfalls and Vega Grandes Waterfalls can be arranged for $20 cuc per person (minimum 3 people), El Parque Guanyara for $25cuc per person (minimum 3 people), and El Nicho for $30 cuc per person (minimum 3 people).

We can also offer you a special deal in which you can choose up to four places to visit in a single day for $30 cuc per person (minimum 3 people).

All trips include a stop off at El Mirador - a must see view point.

Please be aware that all national parks have a $10 cuc entrance fee which is payable at each park you visit.

 

Travel Safe/Practicalities

Telecommunications - Check with your mobile phone provider if your phone will work in Cuba and what the call charges are. You will almost always be charged for calls you make and receive.

Be prepared you may encounter connection difficulties with your phone. Samsung phones in particular are prone to connection difficulties.

MasterCard is not accepted in Cuba so please remember to bring Visa.

Cuba is a cash based economy and you may at times encounter difficulties paying for goods and services with large notes. We advise you travel with notes no larger than 20 cuc.

Skype is blocked at the moment in Cuba. IMO is an alternative that works here and is free to download on android. Yahoo and Outlook maybe difficult to access. The Cuban servers provide a weak connection.

Email and Facebook is the best way to stay in touch.

Power failure can happen, especially in the spring and summer when tropical storms occur frequently.

Wifi is very new here, 1 hour cards cost $2cuc and are available in the Etecsa office, beware of being sold cards costing more.

Scams - Most Cubans are very friendly and helpful, however there are hustlers about also.

Beware of short changing or receiving change in pesos. If you are offered 'Che' money you are being given a peso in exchange for a $ (25 pesos = $1cuc). Cuban convertibles have the word 'convertable' written on every note, there are 100 centavos in $1cuc.

Hustlers work for commission, if you are trying to find your casa and are told, it's not here, doesn’t exist, has moved or closed, do not believe the person. Another con is to pretend to be the owner you are searching for and take you to another casa. If the Casa does not have the name you are searching for, then it's not the case you have booked.

You may also be told it's very far to deter you or get you to use a taxi.

Central Trinidad is very small, most casa’s are no more than a 10 min walk, the historical centre is no more than a 1 km2 in size.

Beach - Bring sunscreen, even in the winter the sun is very strong.

    • Meals
    • Refreshments
    • Laundry and repair service
    • Transfers to bus terminal/airport in Classic Chevrolet
    • Parking
    • Bicycle hire
    • Rooftop Yoga - with views over Caribbean Sea and mesmerising sunrise and sunset
    • Rooftop Salsa classes
    • Horse riding
    • Massage
    • Spanish lessons
    • Conga Drums
    • Percussion Class - Congo Drums, Palitos, Claves
    • Salsa, mambo, rumba at Trinidad Dance School
    • Hairdresser
    • Manicure and Pedicure
    • Guided walks
    • Trip to dolphinarium, option to swim with Dolphins
    • Mango picking
    • Full European sports coverage
    • Hairdryer available on request
    • Cuba Untouched - excursions to hidden beaches, deep jungle trails, and other places never seen by tourists - arranged exclusively by our casa

All services are provided by licensed professionals

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Room Rate

High Season (November-April & July-September): 30 cuc per room per night

Low Season (May, June, October): 25 cuc per room per night

Breakfast: 5 cuc - Adults | 3 cuc - Children

Dinner: 10 cuc - Adults | 6 cuc - Children

Coming Soon: Bunk room - sleeps up to six people: 10 cuc per person per night