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Playa Esmeralda

| acces to beach via Rio de Luna y Mares resort, Holguin, Cuba
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beach from heaven

The best beach in Cuba, 1 kilometre long we walked down this beach everyday and every evening, it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Neil K
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Sunbury-On-Thames, United Kingdom
Stunning beach

What can I say it's a long beautiful beach . It's perfect for a nice long stroll in the sun with... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Scuba-stu-2012
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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“white sand” (19 reviews)
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| acces to beach via Rio de Luna y Mares resort, Holguin, Cuba
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The best beach in Cuba, 1 kilometre long we walked down this beach everyday and every evening, it was especially great when it rained. it was paradise on earth clean and white sands.

Thank Neil K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say it's a long beautiful beach . It's perfect for a nice long stroll in the sun with the emerald waters lapping or crashing onto the sand. It has a partially rocky shore in parts and snorkelling is quite good.

Thank Scuba-stu-2012
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Great beach, watch out for rocks when entering the sea and great place to go snorkeling, the fish out in the coral love to eat bananas.

1  Thank Coltina
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Playa Esmeralda is such a lovely beach, some places being a bit rocky but if you head towards the middle just by where the catamaran station is its quite shallow and no stones. We find the best time of the year to go is between...More

Thank frank7777Devon
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Beautiful clean golden/white sand. Clear blue warm sea. Plenty of space even when busy & tourists & locals very friendly, my husband & I felt safe.

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

A beautiful beach if you staying at one of the 2 nearby resorts. As always look out for scam artists when your in this type of area. Kilometres of beautiful white sand and ocean

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We stayed in one of the hotels on this beach. The sand and water are clean and there is plenty of shade. The water is crystal clear...just beautiful. There are two bar/restaurants on the beach. The sunsets are amazing.

Thank Vanessa B
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I live in Holguin and i had visited the beach many times. The area is perfect for snorkeling and water sports. There are two beautiful hotels in area. The best fact of the beach is the privacy in the evening!!!

Thank noelfc
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Forget Varadero. This is the most beautiful beach on the island. It is very quiet and very clean. The water is turquoise and the sand is white. Take a nap in this beautiful place and you will end renewed.

1  Thank Yesmín D
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We have been going to the Guardalavaca area for over er 20 years. uncommercialised, lovely people, nature reserves, laser dinghy sailing & Hobie Cats. Good western riding (especially if you can ride fast & well).

Thank Sue W
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elewisOttawa_On
Is Playa Esmeralda a public beach?
1 May 2017|
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Response from tunamackeral | Reviewed this property |
As I understand it, Playa Esmeralda is a shared beach with guests from Sol Rio de Luna y Mares resort and Paradisus Rio d'Oro resort. There is no public access other than through the resorts which have security. However on... More
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Gill300361
Hi, Is the snorkeling any good? How far is the reef from the beach? Thanks, Gill
29 March 2017|
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Response from nr151eg | Reviewed this property |
Hi with regards to your question about Snorkelling first of all the beach is set in a bay which gives you good access to the sea, the best areas to snorkel in are around the steps on the beach leading up to the PRDO Hotel... More
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Margaret M
Does anyone know roughly how much the trips cost in Cuba for Paradise Island and the day out in old American car thanks
20 January 2017|
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Response from tunamackeral | Reviewed this property |
- don't know abt Paradise island - day out in old American car? Well the private taxis are all 1950 era US cars and there is a quite a choice. Outside/inside the cars are the original 1950 US model, but undercarriage... More
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