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“Just wowwwww”
Review of Playa Esmeralda

Playa Esmeralda
Ranked #4 of 30 things to do in Holguin
Certificate of Excellence
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Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Just wowwwww”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

The palms, the colour of the water.
Beautiful beach. Lots of shades for the hottest part of the day.

Visited April 2014
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Hamilton, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Turquoise Water, Soft Sand”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

An amazing piece of Paradise! The sand is so soft and fine that it never felt hot to walk on. The colors of the crystal clear water under the bright sun have to be seen to be believed. The beach is quite wide in most area's but tapers down near the Paradisus Resort. There is a mix of sandy and rocky area's when entering the sea but it was not an issue for us. We found that the sea got deep fairly quickly. As others have said, the Sea was calm in the morning and got quite lumpy in the afternoon so if you like to snorkel do it in the morning. I loved snorkelling near the Paradisus on the reef close to shore. The Sealife is diverse and plentiful. There is plenty of natural and man made shade on Playa Esmeralda. One of the nicest beaches I've ever visited.

Visited April 2014
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Antwerp, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
370 reviews
159 attraction reviews
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“nice beach”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We visited this beach because it's nearby paradissus hotel.
Nice sand, blue water, ...
There is a zone whitout rocks for swimming.
In the neighbourhood of paradissus hotel (at the hammacks) you can snorkel and see nice fish.

Visited April 2014
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Paradise”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

A quiet beach with plenty of room for shade. The sea does tend to be wavy in the afternoon/evening but still a pleasant beach. There is chance for snorkeling near Paradise resort which is only waist deep. You can also snorkel in the central rocky part and that again is not deep.
You can also get a pedalo which you can use to snorkel in deeper waters. Enjoyment every day for everyone on this beach.

Visited April 2014
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swansea
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Fun”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

I say fun as the water as calm in the morning then waves in the afternoon. Was like being at at a water-park..
Beautiful turquoise waters and white white sand. Good stretch of beach, snorkling good at far end near Pariadise resort

Visited April 2014
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