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Beautiful Beach

This beach typifies the Caribbean with its white sand and crystal clear water. Just the right... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jane G
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Great beach

We were staying at the Paradisus, so this was our local beach - shared with the Luna Mares hotel is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This beach typifies the Caribbean with its white sand and crystal clear water. Just the right length for a leisurely stroll and not too busy. The catamarans are great fun and part of the all inclusive package at both the Paradisus and Luna & Mares.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jane G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at the Paradisus, so this was our local beach - shared with the Luna Mares hotel is at the other end of the beach. All beaches in Cuba are public though, so anyone can visit. At the Paradisus end there are toilets,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SuzieS57
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great snorkeling. Some parts are clear of rocks. Really nice waves when we were there and excellent for just floating.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank elainelily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great relaxing beach to enjoy after a walk through the park of Sendero Arqueologico Las Guanas. We had the beach all to ourselves.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank markpC5185LV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We prefer it much more than Guardalavaca (which is very good) since there are many fewer people and the entrance is free. In addition, its facilities seem much better

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chestershall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach is very pretty. Not that long but a nice walk from end to end (about 20 minutes each way) with opportunities to swim in several spots. Good snorkelling is available at the Paradisus end. Water shoes recommended for this. The beach is shared...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Christine W
Reviewed 20 December 2018

Playa Esmeralda was a highlight. I'm not a swim-up bar or lie in the sun kind of guy, but thoroughly enjoyed my time on the beach - snorkelling, sailing, bird photography in the lagoon, or simply walking the beach. I even napped briefly in a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Donald F
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

I've travelled areas in Yucatan Mexico and around Cuba and this is one of my new favorites. Snorkeling was excellent and a huge beach with no rocks, no weeds and crystal clear water. Off the resort it was nice and shallow and predictable with no...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jason76349
Reviewed 26 November 2018

This is a picturesque beach, very good for snorkeling amateurs. However, you should remember to take your water shoes as there are little stones with sharp edges.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Lidia K
Reviewed 29 October 2018

The water is so clear. You'll love snorkeling on this beach. Remember to bring your own gear. Morning is the best time to go the beach ;)

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank DaleN91
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17 January 2019|
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Response from Donald F | Reviewed this property |
What I am not sure of, is how you access this beach from another resort.
19 November 2018|
Response from Hazypablo | Reviewed this property |
Hi Journey65, the hotel is approx 1 hour from the airport by coach. It can be a little quicker if you use a taxi transfer. Hope this helps