Playa Alcon


About 7 miles (12 km) south of Trinidad, Playa Ancon, on the Peninsula Ancon, is one of the prettiest beaches on the south coast of Cuba. A coral reef bristles just offshore, and the 4-kilometer stretch of white sand fringes crystal clear seas in dreamy shades of blue. For a fun day out, many sightseers rent bikes in Trinidad and cycle to Playa Ancon; the trip takes about 40 minutes.

A short boat ride from Playa Ancon, Cayo Blanco is popular for day trips. In addition to basking on the island’s white sand beaches, visitors can dive and snorkel in the largest black coral reef in Cuba.

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