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Playas de Este

Address: East of Havana, Havana, Cuba
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Ranked #11 of 53 Activities in Havana
Owner description: A famed Cuban beach ideal for lying out in the sun.
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Owner description: A famed Cuban beach ideal for lying out in the sun.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Easy to get there and back by bus (2 cuc two ways), nice beach even if not splendid. There is a small resaurant, but bring water and snacks if you don´t want drinks or a full meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Playas de Este area at the Hotel Tropicoco, and it was a pretty good beach. The water is clear, but it can be quite rough and wavy on certain days. The beach is fairly dirty in certain spots with seaweed and human garbage, and it sometimes has a bad smell.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Any time of the year there are areas of Playas del Este that are visitor ready. Especially if you go to the stretch that belongs to Tropicoco Hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

lovely beaches, friendly locals, but noisy at night. very very noisy at night. hard to sleep. hard to find good food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

a very relaxing day at the beach..cuban style. salsa bands dragging their cellos through the sand, fruit sellers with pineapples on their heads. pina colada out of coconuts...and we had the best lobster at a little cafe set off the beach called MIRAZUL CAFE..$10 for lobster and beer-it was delicious! we were in the gay russian section of the beach..which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Loved this beach its just 15min outside havana. Lots of locals and tourists which gives you a real cuban feel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Just a taxi for 10 cuc and u find yourself in a great beach, drinking mojitos, pinna colada, bier, hearing the waves and feeling the sun in your skin, what else could u ask from life!? It´s only a shame how many "jineteros" come to you and try to begin conversations... but except for that, is a wonderful place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

i love this location pleas de este havana beach front better then varadero less people more cubanos on vacation there more things to do its your basic resorts area beach nice casa for rent in this area also of havana the town of gaunabo only 10 min by cab from hotel atlanico im not a resort person like to venture... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

...while it's quite true that the waters of Playas del Este are certainly delightful, he/she was NOT looking at the waters of the Caribbean as he/she indicated. It's amazing how often Cuba lovers get its basic geography wrong! The other points in the review are amazingly on point though and it makes for a delightful trip for all who are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

There are different areas to go to the beach in Playas del Este and you will always have a great time, even though our trip was good I will prefer to go to Varadero, but the advantage is that it is closer to Havana.

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