The patrimonial attractions of central Cuba, with special emphasis on Trinidad, find its complement in proposals relating to the nature and the spas. In that direction, the Peninsula area of Ancon (with the beaches Ancon and Maria Aguilar) is considered among the best of the Cuban archipelago and is linked to the strategy of the development of sustainable tourism.
Linked to this, is it ideal location, only 12 kilometers of Trinidad, thus providing a space of rest to those who come to the aforementioned town heritage. Also called the City Museum of Cuba, has the privilege of being one of the colonial localities of the country and further qualified among the architectonic sets more complete and preserved in the American continent. Between the buildings of greater relevance is the Palace of the Count Brunet, headquarters of the Romantic Museum, and whose first owner was also linked with the construction of a theater that bore his name and the commissioning of a railway between the city and the port of Casilda. Large and fresh mansions of the XVIII and XIX centuries - in which they predominate the balustrades, the railings and fences admirably worked in metal and the creole tiled roofs - highlighted in the surroundings of the villa.
The legend attributes the name of Ancon to a black rock in Punta Maria Aguilar, which served as a point of reference for the navigators. Due to that it resembled the leg of a horse, was dubbed Ancona (rear leg), and in it you can observe unique sunsets on the island. Additionally, three tens of dive sites are located in the area thanks to an un-paralleling coralline barrier, in addition to a native flora and fauna of the place.
Ancon is an archaeological reserve, since it lie endless boats, schooners and galleons, a result of the continued attacks of privateers and pirates at the time of the colonization. As attractive, offer courses of initiation in diving to provide the possibility of practicing it to someone who does not have any notion of this sport.
Its proximity to the mountainous area of the Escambray allows visitors to enjoy the combination of the sea and the heights, with options for the diving thanks to its seabed, of rugged terrain and significant concentrations of black coral.
The attractions are spread to the Marina, which offers tourists walk through the area and organizes excursions of fishing in areas close to Cayo Blanco, with access from the port of Casilda. This resort also provides a safe harbor to boats in berths that have water service, electricity, fuel and other amenities. The town La Boca, next to Playa Ancon, account with numerous rental houses belonging to the private sector, which complements the hotel service in the area.