Sancti Spiritus province is located near the center of the Isle of Cuba, about 350 km. from Havana City. It has one of the most promising areas for tourist development in the island: its southern region, which comprises the municipality of Trinidad. There can be found Ancón Peninsula: a stretch of dry land bordering Casilda’s Inlet. The peninsula begins in a place to the southeast of the town of Trinidad.
12 km. south of Trinidad, got its name from a black rock on Punta María Aguilar that once served as a landmark for sailors. Because it seemed to resemble the leg of a horse, it was nicknamed Ancón (hind leg).
Ancón is deemed the largest beach on the south coast of Cuba, with its 4 km. of medium-grain cream-colored sand that slopes gently into a beach of clear blue-green waters.
María Aguilar beach lies south of the city. This beach on Ancón Peninsula completes Trinidad’s historic and cultural offer. It is remarkable for its warm, shallow waters under which lies a rugged seabed teeming with luxuriant life: various kinds of coral, sea fans, sponges, small tropical reef-dwelling fish and different species of chelonians.