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Playa Esmeralda

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Address: | acces to beach via Rio de Luna y Mares resort, Holguin, Cuba

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Just a good beach

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.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Inverurie Scotland
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Inverurie Scotland
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Coltina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 end of Sept through to November as the sea is usually calm and the water... More 

Thank frank7777Devon
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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
Stratford, Canada
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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
London, United Kingdom
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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
Holguin, Cuba
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12 reviews
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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
Havana, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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
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27 reviews
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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
Burlington, Canada
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

not a large beach ..... you can walk it in 15 minutes to the end and back. but it is pretty. two resorts essentially share it, although beaches are public in cuba. however, since there aren't really any locals that frequent the area it's mainly the resort guests that use the beach. if you're at the paradisus, the small catamarans... More 

Thank boxsterbenz
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Having stayed at the Paradisus Hotel Three times last year in different seasons,and have a fourth booked in May this year, I would just like to mention a bit about the Beach itself. As I have read many a review saying that the beach has exposed Coral and rocks and is unpleasant to walk along without some form of footwear.... More 

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