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Trinidad Beach

Ancon & Maria Aguillar

Playa Ancon Trinidad Cuba In addition to its beautiful natural surroundings and colonial appearance, Trinidad is located by the sea, which has two excellent beaches: Ancon and Maria Aguilar, Ancon Beach is just a little over 7 miles (12 km) from the city. It is two and a half miles (4 km) long, with white sand and green-blue water. Its seabed is ideal for scuba diving.

The Ancon Peninsula is bordered by a narrow shelf of sandy bottom, with colorful patches of coral, ridges up to 16 and a half feet (5 meters) high, tunnels and other features. It has 21 scuba-diving sites, where you can see concentrations of Black Coral (Antipathes spp.), a wide variety of sponges, gorgonians, Common Sea Fans (Gorgonia spp.) and many kinds of colorful fish.

Location and how to get there

The Ancon Peninsula is slightly over 7.5 miles (12 km) from Trinidad 232.5 miles (375 km) east of Havana, in the middle of the country). Modern roads link the city to the city of Sancti Spiritus, capitol of the province of the same name, and to the city of Cienfuegos 25 miles or 40 km away. A large part of the road to Cienfuegos hugs the coast and offers some beautiful views. There are three national airports in Sancti Spiritus Province. The one serving Trinidad handles the most flights-of small and medium sized planes-and links that city with other important tourist resorts in the country.

What to do

Scuba Diving PackagesActivities include lazing in the sun, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and other water sports; seafaris and excursions to nearby cays; deep-sea and bottom fishing; tours of the oldest part of Trinidad and of its surrounding area, including Sugarmill Valley and Topes de Collantes, in a large area of parks and natural preserves; excursions to Cienfuegos; visits to beaches along the road to that city; and trips to other tourist resorts in the archipelago.
For evening entertainment, there are many recreational options which can be combined with the offers in Trinidad.

Off the Beaten Path Beach | La Boca

If you search for a more Cuban area, away from the main touristic beaches but in the area of Trinidad, go to La Boca. La Boca is a suburb of Trinidad only a 5 minutes drive by taxi or 20 minutes by bike from Trinidad center and has several casas particulares for your stay.

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Name: Ana T
Country: UK

Playa Ancon

We spent 4 days on this beach in May 2014 and had perfect weather. It was our first time in Cuba and so we didn't want to go to Varadero as we heard it was too touristy with lots of big resorts and minimal culture. Ancon was a beautiful, long beach with clean, pristine sand and the perfect water temperature. The sun was VERY strong though so be warned, and put on your high protection on the first day! If you do it right, you will get a great tan. There were some nice spots away from the hotels, and there were guys coming round with drink options (including fresh coconuts) and food options so easily accessible refreshments. We stayed inside Trinidad city so we took a taxi to the beach every day for 5CUC total so we were happy with our bargained price. We were able to sunbathe and swim until 6pm so pretty much all day, and took some lovely photos with the beautiful ocean colours. There were families with little kids there as there is plenty of room and beds to lie on, and there are a few water sports to do although a little limited in options. The beach was only a 10 minute drive from the city so I would highly recommend staying in a casa particular rather than the hotels as they lack in charm.

Name: Rowena Silvestro
Country: Australia

Playa Ancon
Beautiful beach and lovely swimming but very poor facilities. Only one bano that we could find along the beach and it was being used by so many people that it was impossible to use. The beach would be more inviting if there were more facilities available.

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