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Playas de Este

East of Havana, Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #16 of 112 Attractions in Havana
Type: Beaches
Description: A famed Cuban beach ideal for lying out in the sun.
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Bogota, Colombia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I took the drop on drop off bus that leaves from Parque Central. Beutiful beaches. Scuba diving taken from Hotel Atlantico is 40 CUC including the equipment and a trip in a very nice boat. Wonderful beach... crappy food and hotels. Worth the visit for the awesome beach!

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Great beach at 25 CUC of the center, spend the day there, they will provide you umbrella. deck chairs, and even great grilled fish.. service on the beach ..

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103 reviews 103 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Now this is the only part of Havana I liked,fantastic lobster dinners on the beach for next to nothing and all the beautiful Cuban girls only down side a lot of undercover police stopping the Cubans talkin to you

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

this is the area that the hotel is located, beautiful, because its not polluted with hotels everywhere.

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El Paso
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We stayed at the Atlantico which is on the beach, and travelled into Havana by shuttle every day. I am not a beach person, but quite enjoyed this beach, swimming and walking up and down it. Got some great photos of a full moon, sunrises, coconut palms, and so on. Even hired a catamaran to go snorkeling. Quite lovely really.

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Jamaica
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I liked the atmosphere on this beach. We took the bus from Central Park 5CUC roundtrip. It took about 30 minutes. We went on a Sunday so I was expecting it to be busy as the beach on the Sunday is the done thing in the Caribbean. We got off at the last stop as I read the Tripadvisor reviews... More

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A lovely day out away from the noise of the city. Only about 30 mins drive away - you will be hassled to buy loungers and umbrellas but they are very cheap. Watch your bags and take your own drinks - if you go in the Summer it will rain about 3pm so be prepared to leave before then. We... More

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great beach close to Havana with city transportation. There is always live band and many small bars serving delicious mojitos.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The beach was beautiful with golden sands, turquoise waters and palm trees. The place is very crowded with mainly locals which gives a great party atmosphere but not much good if you want quiet relaxation. DO NOT let ANYTHING you own out of your sight. My girlfriend left her bag slightly out of view. Half an hour later it was... More

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Ontario
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a wonderful stretch of beach just minutes east of Havana (hence the "Playas del Este" monicker). Accessible from town via the $5Cuc all-day pass bus ride you can take at the stop on the west side of Parque Central, immediately across from the Hotel Inglaterra and Cafe Louvre. The beach is divided into 3 main general areas: Megano,... More

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