Cienfuegos, Cuba is up there for me now. I thought Trinidad was a cool town but Cienfuegos had that chill vibe that I love when I travel. There’s a few places I’ve found in my travels that have that magic: Hanalei on Kauai, Paris, and Portland are among them. My need to see things and do stuff completely subsides, and it’s all about just hanging out.
I did not see a ton of tourists in Cienfuegos. The town felt to be about the same size as Trinidad but it had about ten percent of the tourists of Trinidad. So much easier to connect with locals in a place that’s not inundated with visitors.
A shout out to my friend at End the Travel Ban on Cuba on Facebook for recommending a visit to Cienfuegos.