Getting around Trinidad is a simple affair. Almost everything of interest in town is clustered around the Plaza Mayor in the historic center. The streets of old Trinidad were made for exploring on foot, and you can easily get around the whole of the old city, and most of the newer parts just beyond the colonial core, very easily on foot.
By Taxi -- State-owned, registered taxis are available for travel back and forth between Playa Ancón and Trinidad, up the hill to Hotel Las Cuevas, or private hire for excursions. Call Cubataxi (tel. 41/99-2214). Taxis charge CUC$8 to Playa Ancón. Little yellow Coco Taxis, slightly slower, non-air-conditioned three-wheel vehicles, charge CUC$4.
By Car -- Though it is far easier to sign on for an organized tour to visit the surrounding area, including Topes de Collantes in the Sierra del Escambray, you might choose to rent a car to explore central Cuba or travel to more distant destinations. The drive northeast to Sancti Spíritus through the Valle de los Ingenios is particularly alluring. The major car-rental companies are Cubacar (tel. 41/99-6110) and Vía Rent a Car (tel. 41/99-6388). Rates range from CUC$45 to CUC$80 per day for a standard four-door to CUC$80 and up per day for a 4WD vehicle.
By Bicycle -- Locals sometimes rent out bikes (usually functional cruisers for CUC$2-CUC$4 per day) that you can use to get back and forth to the beach. However, be forewarned: It's downhill, then flat on your way to the beach, but the final few kilometers coming home will be uphill. The best place to ask is at your casa particular. Ruinas del Teatro Brunet (tel. 41/99-5547) rents out bikes for CUC$3 a day.
By Bus -- The Trinidad Bus Tour starts at the Transtur office on Lino Pérez between Maceo and Francisco Cadahía. It departs at 9am, 11am, 2pm, 4pm, and 7pm and picks up at a few stops in town, including the Cubatur office, before heading to Playa La Boca and the hotels on Playa Ancón. It returns from the beach at 10:15am, 12:15pm, 3:15pm, 5:15pm, and 8:15pm. The fare is CUC$2 per person.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.