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Great beach for Snorkeling

Love this beach , not too long but also no motorised water sports ! Quiet and peaceful. Great... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Hazypablo
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London, United Kingdom
Beautiful Beach

This is a stunning beach with viewpoints either side and good snorkelling to the right. The beach... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
vodkaluge
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

Love this beach , not too long but also no motorised water sports ! Quiet and peaceful. Great snorkeling close to the edge so good for beginners .

Thank Hazypablo
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

This is a stunning beach with viewpoints either side and good snorkelling to the right. The beach is shared between Hotels Sol Luna y Mare and Rio de Sol but there is public access

Thank vodkaluge
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Amazing beach and gorgeous colours! Some areas are sandier than others when entering the water, Pick out your patch and enjoy!

1  Thank Icey
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Wonderful safe beach wide with white sand, then gently drops off.easy access into the water. Safe for children if they are watched saw a couple of youngsters whose parents were not watching then. Great for snorkling, takes about 25 minutes to walk from one end...More

2  Thank BrckoWarrior
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Private, only to be used by hotel guests. Brilliant, clean, free water sports , life guard on duty daily, safety flag flying. Lovely walk along the shoreline, takes about 10/15minutes Great for snorkelling

1  Thank GACgrandma
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Gorgeous beach with a quick drop off. Very relaxing and quiet. Great for a stroll each morning. Sol Riu and Paradisso great places to stay along the beach with two beach bar restaurants

2  Thank adventurelover2
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Long, wide, sandy beach. Never crowded. Beautiful sunsets. Generally calm and shallow. Some reefs within easy distance for snorkeling.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I spent the day here to compare it to Guardalavaca Beach. It’s a nice fine white coral sand. Nice strolling beach. But there is a lagoon near one section and it smells of decaying organic material. I wouldn’t want to be staying in that section....More

1  Thank Jack G
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Playa Esmeralda is one of the nicest beaches I've ever visited. What I liked most was the water colour as well as the fact that it was never crowded.

2  Thank woodulu
Reviewed 20 March 2018

This is one of the best beaches in Cuba. It is very long and one of the widest beaches, which is often overlooked. There is plenty of shade at the Sol Luna side and great snack bars. Don't forget the hike at the nature park...More

1  Thank HavanaClub11
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shoequeen222
20 September 2017|
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Response from eliecer c |
Yes for sure, I believe they are still playing, the entrance it's cheap, less than $1, and the environment it's crazy, Holguin people love baseball, so you will a good crowd supporting the team. It was a great experience for... More
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The local Cuban men wait outside the hotel with their horse and carts to take people on tours of the village, they normally take you around guardalavaca to see schools and churches.. and give you an insight into guardalavaca... More
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