Ancon & Maria Aguillar
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.
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 varietay
of spnges, gorgonians, Common Sea Fans (Gorgonia spp.) and many kinds
of colorfull 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.