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Playas de Este

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Address: East of Havana, Havana, Cuba
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A famed Cuban beach ideal for lying out in the sun.

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Great escape!

Highly recommend taking the bus (5 CUC from parque centrale) to Playa Santa Maria for an escape from the diesel exhaust. Bus ride is about 20-30 min, makes a few stops. December... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Jennifer D
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Highly recommend taking the bus (5 CUC from parque centrale) to Playa Santa Maria for an escape from the diesel exhaust. Bus ride is about 20-30 min, makes a few stops. December must be an off season time, beaches were nearly empty (scattered tourists, and locals). Water was beautiful. We did a half day, waited for the return bus for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing beautiful stunning beach we had such an awesome time here on the Samson the water lovely tho

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the day with four dozen friends private beach party, fantastic! Gorgeous beach, fantastic food and music. Breezy enough you didn't feel the heat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the best beach after Varadero, even if we visited both Playa Ancin and Rancho Luna. Next time I would just go away from the plastic chairs and parasols and find the natural shade under the palm trees.

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were dropped off on the west end of the beach, and hiked for 3 miles. We saw 2 small hotels that were open...we stopped at one for a beer on the way back. [Look for the thatched round roof patio above the trees] Lots of abandoned buildings and broken up concrete walkways and patios on the way. Kind of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bus leaves infront of Hotel Inglaterra (Parque Central). You can spend the whole day on the beach. At the beach there are services, locals sell drinks and food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Se muestra la traducción de son playas de mucha calidad, la arena es de calidad mundial. se encuentran muchas cosas exoticas y el paisaje es bello, el agua cristalina Traducir del son palayas de mucha calidad, la arena es de acalidad mundial. se encuentran muchas cosas exoticas y el paisaje es bello, el agua cristalina Are beaches of high quality,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was great to find out this beach while in Havana it is only half an hour drive from Havana centre and you are there beautiful beach by the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of beach bars and restaurants nearby, sun loungers a-plenty and the occasional hawker who, if you don't want what they are selling will just move on with a shake of your head or "no thanks".

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Playas del Este is the name used to describe what is miles and miles of beaches east of Havana. We visited Santa Maria beach and Guanabo. Both were unbothered by tourists and offered clean sand and few rocks. We met several locals and had fun at the nearby bars.

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