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Pilar Beach (Playa Pilar)

Cayo Guillermo, Cuba
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Ranked #5 of 337 Attractions in Cuba
Type: Beaches
Traveler Description: Beautiful beach.   You can even go snorkelling there. But watch out for jelly-fish!  Playa Pilar can be reached by taxi or bus from hotels in Cayo... more »
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

If you take the double decker bus that runs around the cayo's, yes it takes awhile but Playa Pilar is beautiful. We rented a covered bed for shade for 10$ and got 3 free drinks. The water is so clear you can see fish. Kick up the sand and you will invite them even closer. Bring a floatie, snorkel etc... More

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middlesbrough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Had a day at pilar beach and its beautiful. Had our lunch at the cafe...lovely meals ...id recommend the fish options. Good value. We found a sunbed straight away and felt secure in leaving our belongings. The sea was so clear and warm. We got drinks at the huts along the beach which were freshly made and very tasty! Id... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

As You can see on the title it was so so. A lot of people. The beach is messy. You need to pay for your place on the beach 2 CUC fr person

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If you want to experience the finest sand ever, like powder, then go to Pilar beach. It is located all the way at the end of Cayo Gillermo, which means is kind of a secluded area except for the weekends. The same great beach as in the rest of “The Cayos” but with better scenery. There are boats that take... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Playa Pilar is an awesome beach whit crystal clear water! Food is nice! But have to be there early whit the first bus of the day if you come later all chairs will be taken.

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Yorkshire lass!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Took the hour and half open top bus ride to this beach. Plenty of beds but you pay for them..worth a visit..bar and restaurant there which was good.

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you are staying in the Cayos you HAVE to visit this beach. Its that Caribbean beach everyone dreams of. The sand is clean, white and really soft. The water is crystal clear, warm and safe. The wildlife and conditions especially for beginner snorkellers (like us) was amazing. Theres a beach bar about half way down where I would recommend... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

If you are staying in Cayo Coco or Cayo Guillermo then it is a sin to miss this beautiful beach. It's a picture postcard view, lovely pure white sand beach and the clearest water that is warm enough to just step into. The beach has some canopy shades with loungers which can be rented for 2 CUC each but there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

No rocks, you can rent a chair for 2 cuc and swim all day, there is drink for about 2cuc, The cost to the beach on the bus is 5 cuc

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This well-known beach deserves to be visited if you are vacationing in the Cayos (Coco and Guillermo). Its white sandy beach and clear-blue water offer the tourists a great opportunity to sunbath, swim, snorkel or dive at their leisure. This beautiful beach is wide, long and very clean. Long chairs are available under the palapas for 2$ CUC for the... More

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