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

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As good a beach as you will find anywhere

Superb fine white sand with plenty of shade and usually a fairly strong warm breeze which tempered the temperature, but did not blow the sand about. The sea tended to shelve a bit... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2013
Bob A
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Portishead, United Kingdom
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Portishead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2013

Superb fine white sand with plenty of shade and usually a fairly strong warm breeze which tempered the temperature, but did not blow the sand about. The sea tended to shelve a bit steeply and could have been a problem for young children, but once you were in it was great! The La Pinta snack bar on the beach was... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2013

The beach is exquisite, white and so thick your feet feel like your walking on cotton wool, palm trees, sun loungers, bob cats, Kayaks, wind surfing, restaurants, toilets. What more can you ask for.

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2 Thank Leanne R
Carolina, Puerto Rico
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2013

Pros: Nice beach with white sand with moderate waves, at least the day of my visit. Cons: The beach is behind two hotels that don't allow the use of facilities even if you want to pay for them. The local people are not allowed to park their vehicles close to the beach like everyone else, they have to use another... More 

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3 Thank GuilleHV
Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2013

This is a great beach, white sands and cristal clear waters. It is a long beach and is rarely packed with people. It's private, so nobody is there to sell you stuff you don't want.

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2 Thank PeterDuncan-Ibiza
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2013

Lovely sand and very clear waters surrounded by loads of tropical fish! also complimentary scuba gear, catamarans, wind sailing and a whole range of other things to do! and of course the bar right on the beach for you to access all day....

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2013

The combination of brilliant white sand, limited development (only 2 hotels) and the setting make this one of nicest beaches in Cuba. There is no crowding here and you don't really notice the number of people on the beach. It's a relaxing and peaceful place to unwind.

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6 Thank Jay D
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2012

It was beatiful although you do get hassled for money alot by the locals. The beach bars are extremely cheap as well so despite being on an all inclusive holiday you do not mind paying for drinks and food at this lovely location

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3 Thank Kerry D
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2012

Only two hotels shared beach front... gorgeous white sand marred only by broken infrastructure from Sept. 2008 hurricane

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2012

i liked the pool areas as they were always kept clean and also it was peaceful,and some days they came round to see if you wanted a drink .the only dislike was on the beach sunbeds had no mattress as the good ones would go early.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2012

Gorgeous white sand and blue sea. Lots of (free) deck chairs available and options to rent a pedalo or catamaran boat. Beach bar and beach volleyball available. Only downer was the sea weed - there was a fair amount of it despite the staff harvesting it twice a day!

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