Playa Pesquero
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  • Nicolas A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great family vacation
    Great resort. The animation staff is particularly dynamic. Thanks to Leo for his terrific animation. Beach is one of the nicest we saw. Food is good and in sufficient quantity. Nothing is missing.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Anna J
    Brampton, Canada9 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great vacation!
    This is our second return to this resort and it was a pleasurable experience. The first thing that stood out to us was the absolutely amazing staff members. They make this resort what it is. I can't say enough how absolutely wonderful, friendly and helpful every employee was. The grounds are beautiful and the gardeners work very hard to make it look pristine. The beach is lovely and has a small reef on one side that you can snorkel in and see a variety of different fish but there are sea urchins in that area, so be cautious of where you step. Food was good. In Cuba they will serve you what is in season and plentiful, so sometimes they will not have certain items and that's fine. For example during our stay we didn't see any bananas but there were plenty of mangoes! The a la carte restaurants were also good. The only thing I would change about the dining experience is make all the restaurants indoors and air conditioned because of fly issues. Coffee at the lobby was excellent. We tried a variety of different things here from iced cappuccinos to espressos. All were good. Overall, our experience was positive and we would return again.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 July 2023
  • NATALIE C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    PLAYA PESQUERO BEST RESORT IN ALL CUBA
    Last may I was back at PP after a couple years break (Covid)… I have no words to express how magic and wonderfull it is. It was my 21 time at PP never desapointed the hotel the pool the restaurants the beach the sun is great but what make the difference is really the Staff Yadira front desk manager, the chair man at the beach, Noel at the buffet, Yunis at the towels are just a few of a great staff service . Hope to go again in September
    Visited May 2023
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Jihane F
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Will go back again and again !
    Just came back from 2 weeks in beautiful Playa Pesquero hotel and Spa. This place is AMAZING! The staff are so friendly and helpful. The food keeps getting better every time we go! This was our 10th time and i was impressed by the food quality and taste. The public relations teams was very helpful and caring for the customers and was present everywhere to make sure the customers are enjoying their stay. The front desk were always smiling and answered any questions. The waiters at the bars and restaurants were simply the best! The hotel is very clean. There was one block being renovated, but we did not hear anything, even though it was the block next to ours. The animations were so fun and were always there to make you move and entertain you! The seaclub was great ! We did the pedal boat and small catamaran almost every day. Everyone do above and beyond to make the customers happy. Will recommend this hotel to anyone i know! And looking back to book my next vacation soon.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 August 2023
  • Stephanie T
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hotel team
    I really enjoyed the beach. The water is beautiful, crystal clear and no seaweed. Very clean beach. In the buffet, I really enjoyed the service of Luis and Yandel (or Yandry? I don’t remember). They were very sweet and funny and offered great service and attention. For the chambermaid, Pula was amazing and very nice. Great place to visit! The people are very nice.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Samantha K
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our July trip was a hit!
    We, as a party of 5, travelled to this resort at the beginning of July and went with the 'typical' expectations for Cuba. The other reviews that we read were mixed so we went expecting certain conditions, specifically related to the food. We were more than pleasantly surprised by the week as a whole. The bus to the resort was about an hour and without any issues. The front desk reception were friendly, efficient and helpful in ensuring that we had 2 rooms near to one another. The rooms were much more spacious than I anticipated even with the king sized bed and added single bed. We had originally planned to upgrade once onsite but that proved unnecessary with the size and location of our room/ building, we were in building 16 which was central enough to the pool and beach. The buffet was plentiful and yes, there was repetition but given there were many options we always had more than enough choice without feeling as though we were having the same thing each day. We absolutely never went without! There is the 24 hour beach bar that had fantastic small plates of fish, chicken and fries. They had onion rings and cheese balls. Everything there was deep fried but it quickly became our lunch option due to proximity to the beach, lovely patio and friendly service. Caletones, which is on the beach, is also a fantastic lunch option with 3 course meals offered. This is where we have one of our a la carte dinners during which there was an awesome lightening display to the west, so that was fun. We also went to Romantico for an a la carte dinner, which was also very nice and the food was terrific. The pool bar was where many, including us, spent our afternoons. The bartenders were always smiling, friendly and quick to offer suggestions for drinks. The ocean is heavenly, clear and the sand as you would expect in Cuba. Delightful! The pool was clean and although could benefit from some maintenance (which I believe is currently happening there) it was a very comfortable place to spend our afternoons. The water in both was warm and inviting, although the pool was almost too warm at times but hey...it's Cuba in July! Be sure to check out the coffee bar in the main lobby, the latte's were delicious and the frozen hot chocolate was perfect. The internet was good, though you do have to top up as you use it. I think we topped up 3 or 4 times over the week and it was never an issue. The entertainment was fun and always inviting, including the karaoke. All of this said, we know that we come from a place of privilege in Canada and are appreciative of the extremely kind and friendly hospitality when visiting Cuba. Thank you, we will be back!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Nataliya Y
    Toronto, Canada9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Right choice for vacay
    Visited this resort in June 2923 for my friend bday vacation. Everything was perfect! Ocean is the best! Amazing people, great service. We stayed in building #10, our cleaning lady, Pula very sweet and nice, when I will come back - want to stay at the same building, close to ocean and lobby, very convenient. Like entertainment team: Junior, David and the rest! Always working hard to make your stay pleasant! Restaurant and pizza phase on the beach: love it, food is cooked fresh, servers Yaima, Octavio and Micaela is very friendly and helpful! Live my stay and coming back in August with my family!!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 August 2023
  • Alina N
    50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First vacation in heaven . White sand and turquoise water, wild beach deserves everything!
    I was in Cuba for the first time from August 11-25, 2023, 2 dream weeks. I was deeply impressed by the beauty of the beach at Playa Pesquero. it doesn't compare to any beach in Turkey, Greece, Spain, Italy, Romania..... The white, fine sand, blue, turquoise water, and a crystal clarity make that beach wonderful. The staff of the resort of perfect kindness and hospitality. even if they are a poor country, they have wonderful people. You can enjoy the diverse food, pork, beef, fish, seafood, grilled lobster at the romantic restaurant with refined appearance and perfect taste. If you want to enjoy a relaxing vacation, choose the resort of Playa Pesquero, I recommend it wholeheartedly and I would like to go back on another vacation. you are wonderful, the whole staff.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 September 2023
  • Bobbie A
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another amazing vacation!
    We visited here in February of 2023 and had so much fun, we are back here now again for 2 weeks. The food, staff, beach, sun and activities will bring us back again! A big shout out to the animation team...you kept my kids busy and we have a lifetime of memories ✨️ Thank you Yacel, Leo, David, Joany for making our trip amazing 👏 See you soon 😊
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 October 2023
  • Mariam A
    Niagara Falls, Canada1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    10/10 Beautiful vacation
    My family and I go on vacation yearly, however, this is our second time returning to this exact resort. Due to the accommodating friendly staff, the good food, as well as the beach and entertainment had made our trip so much fun! The night shows were always enjoyable too!! A special thanks to Leo, Yacel, David Delfin and Yoan for making this trip so memorable! Can't wait to go back next year!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 October 2023
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Mannella72
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This place has really gone down hill. There are definitely not enough workers at the buffet. 10 days there always looking for a clean table or flatware. Always running out of things like bread, eggs, bacon etc... no hot water for days!! Food is very repetitive seafood restaurant has no seafood. Everything on the beach would open late and close early.

The wedding coordinator quit and now works for Sunwing. The new coordinator was horrible! Nothing was planned ahead of time we had no idea what was happening there was no itinerary of our wedding day. We were told we would have a letter the day of our arrival with a time to meet her when I asked at the lobby upon our arrival for the letter they said that was public relations and that I had no letter there. No one was ever at public relations or answered the phone. After repeatedly going to the lobby and asking at the desk finally someone called and I was told that we missed our meeting. All blame was put on us!! We spent the first 3 days of our vacation running around trying to find out what was going on! Nothing is organized or planned properly.
We payed 1400$ CAD for 32 people to have supper on the beach for our wedding the meal was very good but there was not enough people to serve this group. We told them many times that 2 people were allergic to shellfish but no care was made to make sure they had none on their plates.

The beer garden is often running out of food. The grill would run out of some foods.

Our room was always clean we were in a superior plus in building 55. The rooms are definitely dated and in need of repair.

This resort needs to drop their price to reflect the quality and service. This will be my last visit
Written 27 January 2020
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Mari
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
My husband and I have been to this resort about ten years ago and had very nice experience. On Jan. 2020, we booked for two weeks and we were very disappointed at the lack of repair and maintenance of the whole complex. Just to mention a few, floor tiles missing in the swimming pool. In the room, the towels stink real bad, bidet faucet in the bathroom sink that shot out at you when using it, rust in the bathtub, old damaged furniture that is adorned with cigarette burns, dirty black marks on the doors. They also run out of certain foods as you standing in line for it. The entertainment was excellent and staff very pleasant. I will never go back again and advise anyone to do their homework first before booking.
Written 23 January 2020
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Virt
Ontario, Canada1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
3rd time to Cuba. First time at this resort. If you like waiting in long lines, dealing with rude staff, walking for km's, this resort is for you. My previous Cuban resort experiences were pleasurable unlike this one.
Most of our vacation was spent waiting in line and walking. If you do not grease staffs palms at the beginning of the vacation, staff will not serve you. A day didn't go by where we did not have to clear our own table before sitting down at the buffet. Minimal bar locations resulted in super long lines and frustrated/rude staff. Not a cart in site ever for pickup. Called 4 times to be picked up with our luggage for lobby, no one came. Rooms are very dated. Spent most of the week hungry instead of choosing to wait in line.
The only silver lining was the beautiful beach.
I spoke to several other travellers and they all shadowed our experience.
This resort has chosen profit over luxury and it shows.
If you want to be treated like cattle and disrespected by the staff this resort is for you.
Written 14 January 2020
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Janavi7
Brantford, Canada36 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
LOVE
The facility was clean and nice, rooms were spacious. The variety of food was limited as they were in their low season.

The animation team is amazing. Joel, Alejandro and Brian kept the guests engaged from morning right up through the evening events.
Given the hot weather and relentless mosquitoes the animation team kept a smile and the energy alive.

We have been to Playa Pesquero 4 times. We absolutely enjoy the beach and the water activities.

HATE
At the dinner buffet, service was limited, in addition to being bitten alive by mosquitoes which unfortunately is normal ( April to June) in a tropical climate and habitat.
Customer Service was great at the ala carte restaurants.

Beach Bar only served beer and wine, with appetizers that are saturated in oil.

The management and guest relations for the most part have always been consistently arrogant, rude & dismissive.

Between the month of April and June (low season) the Mosquitoes and another type of insect that bites brutally are excessive due to the weather. All the guest tried a variety of bug spray but none of it worked. It is really bad at the lobby and swimming pool area.
So those who cannot handle bites or have small children, this season is not for you.

Last December we were there for a week and paid $6/USD to get late check out to 4 pm as our flight was after 10pm same day.

This time even though they were only at 30% capacity they wanted $60/- USD for us to stay until 4 pm. That was 10 times the cost. So we waited at the lobby mercilessly attacked by biting insects from noon to 7 pm.
(Some how common sense seems to evade the management staff)
While we were waiting for our bus we met a couple around 5pm who were also in the same boat as us. They had addressed the late check out situation with front desk. They were give free extension until 4pm.
We addressed it with the lobby and the customer relations staff and manager. They had refused us outright.
Only difference between that couple and us was that they were Canadian white, and we were Canadian people of colour.
It is unfortunate that the resort gets away with such outright racism and the only reason we go there is for the beach. Even common sense does not prevail.
Written 28 June 2023
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Jeff C
Napanee, Canada15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
6 of us went to PP for the first time. Feb. 3 to 17 (2 weeks). The first week we stayed on the regular side( Montecristo room). Beach was very crowed. Had to get up early to get beach chairs. Pool is huge with lots of chairs. Food is typical for Cuba. No ketchup, mustard relish or mayo so you may want to bring some and some whitener for your coffee in the room. After the first week one couple went home as they only came for 1 week, so 4 of us did our second week on the premium side. Premium is the way to go. loved the spacious room and outside shower. Very quiet and laid back on premium. Butlers, Edgar,Yoan,Hugo and Jussmi were always around ready to help in anyway. Louis the pool guy would getting cushions for your chairs and kept the pool very clean. Our maid Edita did a wonderful job on the daily decorations on the bed. Annabelle, one of the servers and Jose made the best Pina coladas and Miami vice's. In the morning Orlando did water aqua fit and in the afternoon Orlando was doing some type of introduction, history on Cuba, Coffee making, Cocktails, Wines, etc... we learned alot. The ocean iwas clear the whole time we were there, so it is great for snorkeling. Lots of different kinds of fish to see. One big problem was the issue on the beach with the Iberostar guests. no boundaries for each resort. the palapas and chairs being taken by the Iberostar guests. The staff for PP constantly spend each day trying to keep things sorted out, but it was almost impossible. This issue needs to be addressed. Thanks to all the staff we had a great vacation. Were planning on coming back and hopefully the beach issues get resolved.
Written 5 March 2020
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SunnyD8799
Stellarton, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Another fantastic trip to Playa Pesquero. Food was very good and the service consistently excellent as always, this was our third stay. We would like to thank the pool bar staff for their SUPERIOR work as they always do, Gerald, Amaury and Jose are simply the best.Very personable, professional guys who we have come to admire and respect. These guys will make your day so much brighter under the Cuban sun!

My only suggestion for the management team is to bring back the outside KARAOKE! The disco in the cigar bar is not good.The strong smell of smoke and cigars is resulting in low numbers attending it. The Karaoke located at the Mojito Bar or sometimes the Sports Bar was PERFECT. I spoke with many returning guests and they all missed this and are begging for its return.Night life is an important part of a vacation and the Karaoke scene was a drawing card for this resort. Management needs to get it going again, especially during high season.
Written 11 April 2020
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Martine C
Ottawa, Canada7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Just came back from a 1 week vacation at Playa Pesquero with the love of my life. As my husband had been there before 12 years ago and loved it, he suggest we go there to celebrate our wedding anniversary. He was a little disappointed that everything looked out-aged. Buildings would require fresh paint, pool as floor tiles broken. The buffet highly needs an update. No choice of food. One morning, there was no bread, another no eggs. Come on, no eggs for breakfast, that is a first. I know it's Cuba, but we have been going there for the last 5 years, and this is the first time, we actually lost weight after a vacation because we did not eat enough. The A la carte were ok though. We ate very well. If we would have known, we would have booked more. As for myself, I really don't care that much about food as long as there is rice and pasta, I'm good. lol. Unfortunately, the weather was not on our side as we got only 3 days of sun but that as nothing to do with the resort itself.
On a better note, the beach is amazing and fun to do snorkeling. I also like to say a big thanks to Ada at the beer garden, Elizabeth at the breakfast buffet and Gerald at the pool bar for there EXCELLENT service. Those 3 peoples made our week. They are awesome.
So, overall, it wasn't sooo bad but I don't think we will be returning or recommending it to anyone. It used to be such a great place, just too bad.
Written 28 January 2020
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Clarence O
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
we love it here, missing this time was large roast done or turkeys in the evening, bacon also.
Not sure what was going on.
Dear management please do something about the entertainment in the evenings in lobby, wow so bad
one night guy and girl there playing panio they were awesome played and sang everything all kind ofpeople dancing. You must see this.
Then violin, wow please no one likes this.
This is only issue, so many more would love this
Written 23 March 2020
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Rauser
Sebringville, ON6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We travelled with two adult children - 18 and 20. Unfortunately our first experience with the hotel was not positive. We waited an hour in the lobby in line at check in. Then we got to the counter to find that our rooms were not correct. After another 25 min rooms were found. Management needs to own responsibility for their poor treatment of guests upon arrival and the understaffing at the front desk. First impressions matter.
As for the holiday...the pros - rooms are good, beach is fantastic, service other tha the lobby very good, catamaran ride great, walking the beach is great, the number of a la cartes is good and overall cleanliness great.
Cons...food is less than 4 star but there is always something good to eat - lots of times you are told things are not available or changes made to the menu to suit, ice cubes at the beach bar are not made with treated water, entertainment at night is hit and miss and there really isn't much going on after 10 ...no music or dancing.
Overall it is a great place. They need to do some work to keep it close to 4 star.
Written 4 January 2020
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mkcanada13
Hamilton, Canada17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is our 3rd time to Playa Pesquero, first let me say we were originally in a Superior Room and we would have been very happy with our holiday if we had stayed there!
Having said that, we decided to do the upgrade at Half Price and we LOVED IT!
It was Adult only and very quiet...great! Unbelieveable room, and amenities, over 600 sq. ft. Outdoor shower with high walls, indoor shower, separate washroom and double sinks and jacuzzi tub. Backing on to a river, totally private, with outdoor patio with daybed and furniture! Indoor sitting area, with vaulted ceilings, larger t.v., walk in closet with slippers and robes etc. Separate gourmet restaurant for breakfast, lunch and supper. Poolside restaurant is full service too. Poolside drinks and your own "pool boy". Too many features to mention really. Amazing staff, they were so cheerful, pleasant and really cared about great service. The room staff that made up your room twice a day (as soon as you leave) were very attentive and helpful for anything you needed. We definitely do this again!
Written 7 January 2020
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