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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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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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canada
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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Denton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This beach doesn't look much when you first walk over the bridge, but oh my god when the tide goes out it is superb. Walking out to the sand ridge is amazing the water is unbelievably clear and the fish swim around your feet. The sand is so fine it gets everywhere!!! Truly well worth the trip!

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Winnipeg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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