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Address: East of Havana, Havana, Cuba
Phone Number: 53820939
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Description: A famed Cuban beach ideal for lying out in the sun.

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Dream beach

The day we spent on the beach was one of the best days of my life! The beach was clean, the water was amazing...We could not think of anything stressful! We met a little local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Rhodes Town, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The day we spent on the beach was one of the best days of my life! The beach was clean, the water was amazing...We could not think of anything stressful! We met a little local girl and she kept talking to us...she was very cute! I would love to go back to that beach one day! I promise to add... More 

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views, amazing sunsets and sunrises, great people, real summer experience and one of the prettiest clouds I ever seen.

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Thun, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

You can get there either with a taxi from Old Town, HopOn-Off Bus or a local bus. The closest beaches are about 20minutes away from Ciudad Vieja and worth a visit. Last year I visited one of the first beaches coming from Havana, Bacuranao, in the afternoon during a week day, there were no tourists, only a few Cubanos. Friendly... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It is an amazing spot to relax however is quite small. The food and the drinks are delivered to you on the beach after order. The prices are VERY CHEAP so make sure you tip. They will appreciate it. The water is so clear that you can see your feet even if you are in the water up to your... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The only gay beach in Cuba? Well, tiny tho it is, the sands were strutted by the cutest guys around, the drinks were delivered to the beds, and the taxis were from 1959... who's complaining?

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great spot to relax and get away from Havana for day or afternoon. Water was nice and not too far to travel. About 20mins from Havana

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you want to spend a day at the beach close to the city, try the Playas del Este, near Santa Maria del Mar. It's where the locals go to as well and the place is lightly guarded by police. Nice beach, great water to swim in. Tip: Take a walk along the beach heading west, where the area gets... More 

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Oslo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Take the buss from across the road of Inglaterra. Do not trust in the schedule, the bus leaves when it is more or less full, sometimes after, sometimes before schedule. Tropicoco is the liveliest part of the beach, I prefer Terrazzas and walking a bit up towards Hotel Atlantico. There it is more quiet and better service. It also have... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Cuba is such a beautiful island, and we loved the beaches. They are definitely what everyone thinks of when they think of tropical islands - the palm trees are right there by clear blue water. Don't be discouraged by the lack of sandy beach front along the Malecon in downtown Havana. This awaits you, just a short drive away.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This beach area was easy to get to and we had a lovely time in the water and sitting on the beach too. There was a little restaurant where we could get sodas, water, etc... We had a driver take us there which was very convenient.

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