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Playas de Este

East of Havana, Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #19 of 116 Attractions in Havana
Type: Beaches
Description: A famed Cuban beach ideal for lying out in the sun.
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El Paso
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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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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78 reviews 78 reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 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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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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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
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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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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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