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Playas de Este

East of Havana, Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #15 of 111 attractions in Havana
Type: Beaches
Description: A famed Cuban beach ideal for lying out in the sun.
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Manchester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

But te government does not take any care !! This beach has the same quality as Varadero but continuous taken sand from the beach is deteriorating everything there is not garbage can not forestall government workers is a beautiful place but is not getting Any attention I so and Spanish tourist taken a bag full of sand and seashells and... More

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New Brunswick
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The beach was easily accessed because we were staying at the Hotel Tropicoco across the street. If you want to find Cubans at the beach then this is the place to come. The water is clear and the sand is nice. Our grandkids played for hours near the water. There is a little store not far where you can buy... More

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Oslo, Norway
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This June/July I visited Cuba for the third time, and I'm still in love with Playa del Este, my favourite spot is las terrazas. The only bad thing is that the Cubans are not very good at picking up their garbage..

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Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

you can stay in one of the 3 hotels and go to Havana buy shuttle buss (free ) or the tour buss 5-6 $ the beach is nice and you will see many Cuban on weekend

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went to tropicoco and to be honest I didn't like it that much. It was too crowed and there were no toilets so I guess people had to go to the bushes ... I hope.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stayed at a villa on playas de este for one night and we were so disappointed. I'm not sure whether we just didn't see it in a good state, but it was incredibly windy (so much so that even though it was hot we couldn't bear to stay on the beach) and not beautiful at all. I would not... More

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Moscow, Russia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

If you travel only to this beach in Cuba, you might get the wrong understanding of what Cuban beaches are about. Really does not worth a visit, unless you are duying from the heat and want to get your foot in water (which is also dirty). You do need to watch your belongings. No relaxation. Beds and umbrellas are 2... More

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BC River
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

beautiful beach, as good as Veredero but with local flavor..great music only 30 min from downtown Habana..$5 bus ride..

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