Hotel Club Amigo Ancon is a great place to stay for anyone wanting an all-inclusive beach holiday on a budget, particularly if they want easy access to the historic town of Trinidad.
Ancon is perfect for beach lovers & you will be spoiled by breathtaking sunsets, idyllic stretches of white sand & warm azure waters that are great for snorkelling. You will also find wonderful views of the Sierra Escambray Mountains. This may be a budget all-inclusive resort but it is clean, comfortable & great value, given such natural beauty on your doorstep.
Following renovation, the modern sections at Ancon hotel are much more bright & cheerful than the austere, communist fascia of the resort’s older parts; the whole place is like Cuba in microcosm. The food is good, though the buffet restaurant can be chaotic at breakfast. There are also Italian, Seafood & Cuban a la carte restaurants, which are much more relaxed & provide a good variety. The refreshing drinks at the pool bar are also highly recommended at any time of day.
In addition to the daytime & evening entertainment programme at Club Amigo Ancon, guests can play tennis or relax around the large pool. On the beach, you can try non-motorised watersports, such as snorkelling & catamarans, or simply walk for miles along the soft white sand, where you will find no shortage of marine life in the shallows.
Club Amigo Ancon is a good all-inclusive hotel which, while not easy on the eye on places, provides good food & drink as well as a warm welcome. You will find outstanding value & everything you need for a relaxing beach holiday, with the markets & nightlife of Trinidad just minutes away.
THE SWIMMING POOL OF HOTEL AMIGO ANCON WILL BE CLOSED FROM SEPTEMBER 2015 UNTIL APRIL 2016 DUE TO MAINTENANCE WORK.
The tropical rooms at Ancon have the same facilities as the standard rooms, though they also include a balcony or terrace & safe deposit box. These rooms are worth the upgrade, given the stunning sunsets.
Playa Ancon, 12km south of Trinidad, got its name from a black rock on Punta Maria Aguilar that one served as landmark for sailors. Because it seemed to resemble the leg of a horse, it was nicknamed ancona (hind leg). Over the centuries, ocean currents have built up 4km of soft, white beach here, and a few hundred meters offshore is an excellent reef for snorkeling and scuba diving. Since the late 1980s, Playa Ancon has been developed for international tourism and now hosts several large hotels facing the warm Caribbean. Many visitors arrive on package tours and stay at one of these resorts. Playa Ancon makesan ideal base from which to explore the architectural treasures of nearby Trinidad and the forested Sierra del Escambray. Not as overwhelmed by tourism as Varadero or Guardalavaca, it's a good choice for a Cuban holiday.