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Pilar Beach (Playa Pilar)

Address: Cayo Guillermo, Cuba
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Ranked #11 of 146 Activities in Cuba
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Magog, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I loved my swim with the dolphins! Really beautiful beach, the sand is like flour. Our lunch was included, it was good. I didn't care much for the Mojito at the beach bar though, they were much better at our hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Liked: Pristine white beach with warm and crystal clear water to swim in. Tons of fish off the shore where the catamarans land. Disliked: Kelp floating along the surface and the tide seemed to bring in a wave of jellyfish.

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South River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We love Pilar. It is a great place to snorkel and visit 1/10 best beaches in the world. We saw a variety of fish, a hermit crab and some star fish during our visit.

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Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Take the bus from the resort for $5 cuc each. The beach is incredible and the water is crystal clear.

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Thedford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

this was the most incredible beach I have ever seen..the water could not be any clearer, sand not a stone... just gorgeous. Worth the drive and would plan to make 2 trips there next time...you can rent loungers for $2 or sunbeds for $10 which includes 3 drinks from the bar on the beach..best pina colada and daquiri's ever! We... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Certainly one of the most beautiful beaches in all the Caribbean. A must visit for snorkeling. You can arrange a ride out to a massive coral reef in shallow water for the full experience or lounge on the beach itself. A restaurant and bar is also onsite.

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Westlock, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

So very beautiful. Turquoise water and white sand. Chairs to rent for two pesos and lunch was reasonable. U need to bring your own toilet paper here

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Gatineau, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

You need to pay to get beach chairs and to go to washroom. The beach is way too crowded. Take the local bus to go there, only 5cuc for go and return.

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Timmins, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This was definitely the best beach I have ever stood foot on. The sand is super soft the water crystal clear. This is definitely a must see in a lifetime. Words can't describe the beautiful beach.

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Bolton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The visit here is worth the 5 cuc open air bus ride. Probably the nicest beach I've ever seen with beautiful sand and surf. A great way to spend a half day. Tip: Drinks are cheaper at the restaurant than at the beach bar and its only a minute further walk. Lunch was good as well.

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