Although central Cuba is quite safe on the whole, you should always keep an eye on your things.
The influx of tourists in Trinidad has resulted in an abundance of jineteros, "hello-friend" hustlers who make their living "helping" tourists. They can be aggressive and have been known to tell tourists that the casa particular or paladar they're looking for is closed, or simply take them somewhere else and tell them it's the place they were looking for (Trinidad has an overabundance of illegal paladares). You may encounter similar tactics in Cienfuegos.
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