Nature in Trinidad Landscapes of extraordinary beauty enhance the attraction of the Trinidad-Sancti Spíritus Pole, with potential to develop nature tourism. In the region, exclusive sites are recognized to stimulate this activity in the areas of Topes de Collantes and Valle de los Ingenios, in Trinidad, and Cayo Cagüanes, north of Yagüajay. Read More... Valle de los Ingenios Located to the southwest of the province of Sancti Spíritus and northeast of the city of Trinidad. The livestock farm gave the Valley its first use in times as early as the 1600s and the cultivation of tobacco on the banks of the Agabama and Caracusey rivers made it an area of important exchanges on the island. The arrival in 1650 of Spanish immigrants from Jamaica with the technology of sugar production and the good conditions that existed for their production (fertile lands, abundant rivers for watering and nearby shipping ports) soon make the sugar industry become the most important in the region, displacing the others to the point of practically canceling them. Manaca-Iznaga Monumental complex whose exponents are the house, the bell tower, the warehouse; smithy; kitchen, the hamlet of slaves and the infirmary. Its most famous feature and one of the most emblematic elements of the Valley and Trinidad is the tower, a majestic construction of 43.5 meters high, a faithful witness of what the region meant. San Isidro de los Destiladeros Very close to the hacienda house, which is still standing despite the ravages of time, there is a bell tower with 14 meters high and three levels, symbol of the beginning and end of each day, whose decorative elements are typical of the Trinitarian constructions of the 19th century. In its spaces you can see the ruins of the so-called Jamaican train; that exercised the function of cooking sugar and saved fuel and arms to meet the oven. Guáimaro Traces of the period of splendor of the Valle de los Ingenios appear in pailas, wheels and mansions like that of the Guáimaro mill. Its Italian frescoes, wide staircase at the entrance and arches point out the economic power of this trinitarian family. They consider it a special place for the contemplation of the landscape and even to acquire knowledge about local culture and archeology. Mounts, hammocks and stools make up the elements of a house or farm. You can enjoy horseback riding, bathing in the river and Creole lunch that come from the kitchen of this hacienda converted into a restaurant, its juices and fresh fruits are the best option when returning from a happy cavalcade. Topes de Collantes It is a site located about 800 meters above sea level surrounded by a prodigal nature and a pleasant microclimate 22 kilometers from the city of Trinidad. The cultivation of coffee is one of the most important economic activities in the large Topes de Collantes park. In its spaces you can appreciate the ways of making coffee and taste as well as having the opportunity to learn about the history of coffee in the world, in Cuba and in the Guamuhaya Massif. Nearby is the garden of Varieties of Coffee. Parque Altiplano Topes de Collantes One of the most extensive in the area, there are several sites of tourist interest: The Caburní Trail, distinctive symbol of the Guamuhaya massif, with its majestic and spectacular Salto del Caburní; The Great Vegas Trail that will take you to its also impressive waterfall of the same name, surrounded by lush trees and beautiful landscapes, bordering the margins of a pure and transparent brook and El Batata Trail, with its variety of flora and fauna, companions perfect during the tour where you can visit a typical adobe house and its residents, as well as a cave lined by deep and fresh natural pools.