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Address: Varadero, Cuba
Phone Number: 045-61-4884
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Right place for snorkling

We did a tour and we where there for snorkelling. It is a good place if you want to see different kind of fishes, but be prepared because the tour guides feed them so they are not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Hamburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We did a tour and we where there for snorkelling. It is a good place if you want to see different kind of fishes, but be prepared because the tour guides feed them so they are not afraid and some of them are larger :D

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This beach offers good opertunity for snorkeling, although the is a lack of changing facility. Watch out for the guy who takes your photo, he'll deliver it to your hotel later for 15CUC

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Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Not really a beach, but that's besides the point. You're there to snorkel :) The reef was pretty and the fish were plentiful. While I totally enjoyed the experience, my legs got eaten alive by sand fleas I'm guessing. Be sure to apply bug spray before going.

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great scuba diving and snorkelling off the beach. Walk out to a long coral strip that extends along the coast for miles. Well worth snorkelling over - pretty unspoilt. Some fire coral so beware.

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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This beach was ok. It could have been the weather that made things a bit rough. The ocean had stronger waves that day and it made it very difficult snorkel. Also, we didn't find that the sand was as good as on the Varadero Beach. I'm willing to try it on a better day.

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Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Nothing extraordinary here. You swim out from the beach/rocks with a guide who has a bottle of food so the smaller fish gather around then they offer to take a 10CUC photo of you. It was decent outing for the price (10 CUC pp), but just average in terms of variety and colour.

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Ontario
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I honestly don't know the name of the company. We booked a snorkeling tour with the woman who handles excursions in our hotel (Melia Varadero). We met Yasser in the lobby of our hotel in the morning and we all took a cab to Coral Beach. The snorkeling was fantastic! Beautiful coral and a lot of fish. Yasser dove down... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Had a great snorkeling experience here! Some people felt that it is less impressive than in previous years, but I thought it was stunning. Visited with Barracuda Diving and the guides were very helpful with the less experienced swimmers/snorkelers. I suggest you bring your own equipment but book with a guide as you could get "lost" in the coral.

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Edmonton, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

good snorkeling experience. great coral. the guides were very funny and interactive. wish we wouldnt have used life jackets as it is very shallow and unnecessary

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Olds, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The snorkelling was great! We went here on a jeep excursion and the guide that took us out rushed us quite a bit which was frustrating. He also came up and asked us for tips when it was finished which also irritated me because he didn't do a great job. We also brought our own snorkelling gear but forgot it... More 

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Address: Address: Varadero, Cuba
Phone Number: 045-61-4884
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Matanzas Province  >  Varadero

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