Located just 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) from the center of Trinidad you’ll find the Ancon Beach. For those of you staying at Ancon Beach, instead of some of Trinidad’s city center hotels you’ll already have the all-inclusive meals but, for those of you venturing down to the beach from a Trinidad City Hotel, there are 2 beach ‘burger’ joints which offer cold beer and other refreshments and the burgers are quite good. Unlike many beaches in Cuba the sands or an off yellow color due to the surrounding mountain erosion and different rock types in the area, however, clear blue water is the same and the snorkeling just off the coast is simply sublime. You can walk for miles along the sands and always find some guy selling fresh coconut milk freshly felled from a tree near you. There is also a coconut bar which offers welcome refreshment and a stop with toilets and washbasins.
The Ancon beach is less crowded than say Varadero or Cayo Coco Beaches and offers more in the way of a purely natural Cuban experience rather than the hyped 100% touristy feel of the aforementioned. Many locals use the beach too, so there’s always plenty of interaction and possibility to chat available.