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Pilar Beach (Playa Pilar)

Cayo Guillermo, Cuba
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Ranked #5 of 336 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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Winnipeg
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

When we were there it was a Wednesday, which I think is a Cuban day off, so it was very crowded with families and there were no lounge chairs in the shade, which was a concern because it was very hot. The water is beautiful, clear, and the sand is white-- a perfect postcard. But the day we were there... More

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Lisboa, Portugal
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

It's a breathtaking beach, really! The water, the sand, and the surroundings until now... There's as huge resort being built that it's in view from the beach. Honestly I understand the need to make money but what was a virgin beach so close to a lot of all inclusive huge resorts, is now one more beach of an resort... It's... More

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Arges County, Romania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

I came here just for relaxing and personally hunting best beach ever and I really think i found it. Sand like dream, and the sea with its clear water made me questioning myself about greatness of Varadero.

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Playa Pilar is beautiful - for sure- but the hype makes for a slightly anti-climatic experience. Plan to go early or late to limit the crowds. A huge 2 hotel resort is being built nearby, remains to see how it will affect this remote beach.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Unspoiled spectacular beach! We went there as part of our day excursion. There is fine sand and crystal clear water. Undoubtedly the best beach we have every seen. There is a bar with food and washrooms. Its 2 pesos to rent lounge chairs and there are umbrellas on the beach for shade. Its a must see!

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England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

we have been to the cayo islands 14 times now and we always visit pilar beach beautiful beach so quiet i sat on the beach with bread rolls in my toes and the little fish came and fed from my feet my grand children loved this beach as it is clear and shallow they saw star fish there and lots... More

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Mascouche, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I did not disliked nothing all the personnal is so always Smilly even when it is 35 degrees out. Even at 6 o'clock in the morning and even when somebody is not friendly with them they love what ther are doing.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We heard the hype that it's one of the best beaches in the world, but when we go there it was like many other beaches on the island with clear waters and lovely sand. It had very limited facilities and there were many jelly fish in the sea so I couldn't really enjoy much of a swim. There was also... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We went to Pilar Beach in Cayo Guillermo in July 2014. It was very hot so we took the Double Decker from our Hotel. After a long trip we arrived to Pilar and it is beautiful, with Cristal clear and calm waters as well as very shallow so it is safe for kids. This beach is public so every thing... More

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northwich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Walked right along both sides of pilar beach and all I can say it's beautiful , had the lobster in the beach restaurant which was fantastic , loads of sunbeds and only 2 cuc each :-)

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