Playa Ancon is the largest beach on the south coast of Cuba, stretching for more than 2.5 miles, and it’s among the most popular beaches in Cuba besides. Located in the town of Trinidad, which is itself a major tourist attraction, Playa Ancon is known for its sugary white sand and warm blue waters. One glimpse at pictures of the beaches in Cuba and you’ll be hooked, and once you arrive, it will be confirmed that the beaches like Playa Ancon are as white and the water is as tropical as they look in photographs—only better.
A main reason why Ancon Beach is so popular is the local two all-inclusive hotels. In fact, the beach is used exclusively by guests of these two hotels, though if you’re staying somewhere else you can purchase a day pass to sink your toes in the sugary sand. The Peninsula de Ancon, where the beach is located, enfolds the Ensenada de Casilda, a mangrove-lined lagoon, and the most popular activity at this beach is snorkeling. The clear waters are perfect for spotting tropical fish.
Spending time at Playa Ancon also offers the chance to go scuba diving. Off the coast there are many fabulous dive spots, including ones with shipwrecks. Beyond water sports, many travelers enjoy this part of Cuba for its facilities and services. All-inclusive resorts offer tennis, live entertainment, and restaurants in addition to this spectacular beach.
Flanked by swaying palm trees, Ancon Beach is picture perfect. While there are many opportunities for water sports like fishing, a lot of guests prefer to just sunbathe and go for a stroll along this stretch of sand. There are other popular beaches in Cuba you might want to check out during your trip, including Playa Pilar, Playa Sirena, and Playa Guardalavaca.