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Address: Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba
Phone Number: +53 42 350758
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This is for all people on vacations who want to enjoy recreation, shops,...

This is for all people on vacations who want to enjoy recreation, shops, Cuban parties, live music, crafthand souvenirs, have a nice good beberage or a delicious ice cream, taste a delicious dinner or relax with a great massage, we invite you to visit Plaza La Estrella, an ideal place for families, groups and couples with a varied offer for all ages and preferences.

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Worth a visit but not all day

We took the double Decker bus from our hotel for $2CUC per person, we sat on top which is wide open to the outdoors so it's great for looking around, I'm pretty sure this bus... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Ontario, Canada
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Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took the double Decker bus from our hotel for $2CUC per person, we sat on top which is wide open to the outdoors so it's great for looking around, I'm pretty sure this bus comes around about every hour or so, but remember they run on Cuban time so this isn't always the case, the bus stops at a... More 

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3 Thank athirstytraveler
Kapuskasing
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

La Estrella is a shops and restaurant area centrally located in Cayo Santa Maria. It takes about 10 minutes by bus to get there. There is a tower you can climb which gives you a lovely view of the ocean. There is a small restaurant which serves a drink made from mint, spirits and honey. It is delicious. I go... More 

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Thank JackandDiane87
Toronto, Canada
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93 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Other reviews have covered the salient points of this venue and I concur with most. I've noted that it seems (along with the Las Dunas Pueblo) to take the place of having a disco, local vendors, extensive shops, spa, etc. at each hotel as in other locations around Cuba. I found it a nice touch that it was planned along... More 

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Thank AsTheCrowesFly
Yesdasi C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Plaza La Estrella, responded to this review

Dear AsTheCrowesFly Thanks a lot for your visit and taking the time to share your opinions on Tripadvisor with the rest of the community travelers. In fact, our commercial center Plaza La Estrella has different offers and services, as you described on your review, aimed at satisfying our clients demands, mainly in entertainment activities and restaurants. Although, the bank and... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having nothing to do while secluded on Cayo Santa Maria, my wife, our friends and I went for a nice 20 minute walk down the main road to Pueblo La Estrella. It is a little village like area with shops, food and drinks. There is always live music and you have access (because there are no wrist bands) to all... More 

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Thank Coach_Dizzy
Yesdasi C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Plaza La Estrella, responded to this review

Dear Coach_Dizzy Firstly, thanks a lot for your visit and taking the time to share your opinions on Tripadvisor. We are commercial center Plaza La Estrella, which have many different options for all clients, mainly taking into account entertainment activities and restaurants. It is always a pleasure to know Cuban live music, our offers and services liked you. Clients will... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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175 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were staying at the Starfish Cayo Santa Maria, so decided to check this out. It was a very short drive on the golf cart and a pleasant walk back. The shopping village has a lot to offer the tourists. There is a great look out tower - be sure to take the walk up. You will get a great... More 

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Thank 3stars1wish
Yesdasi C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Plaza La Estrella, responded to this review

Dear 3stars1wish First of all we would like to thank you for your visit and taking the time to post a review on Tripadvisor. It is a pleasure to know you loved the view from the tower. Also, we want to thank you for describing our services. But, we are extremely concerned to know about your disappointing experience in one... More 

Kentville, Canada
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Starfish and it was within walking distance of the Plaza so we went daily. We did not eat at any of the restaurants but lots of people seemed to be enjoying them. We climbed the tower and looked down and that was neat. We thought we might bowl until we realized it was $5CUC per person... More 

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Thank Melanie_Shane
Yesdasi C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Plaza La Estrella, responded to this review

Dear Melanie_Shane: First of all many thanks for your visit and taking the time to share your opinions on Tripadvisor with ther rest of the community travelers. It is a pleasure to know you loved the tower and the market. We will take into account every detail you are referring to on your comments and we will work very hard... More 

Sudbury,ON
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352 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time at the Buenavista Social Club concert that we'd normally have had to go the Havana to hear. But the dinner was meant to be surf and turf, actual shrimps and tough fried chicken, dreadful soup and a dessert of rancid cake. Most of the food was sent back uneaten.

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Thank CanBrit1
Yesdasi C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Plaza La Estrella, responded to this review

Dear CanBrit1: Thanks a lot for giving us the possibility to know about your experience. We are happy to know you enjoy the Buena Vista Social Club show, although we could not be up to your expectations. We are taking note of your comments in order to check with departments involved to avoid this situation might happen again to other... More 

Oshawa, Canada
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant are cute, gift market has variety, bank, piano lounge, playground, casino, and more. All very clean and feels safe. Don't forget to climb the tower!!

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Thank GetRealMomma
Yesdasi C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Plaza La Estrella, responded to this review

Dear GetRealMomma First of all many thanks for taking your time to share your opinions on Tripadvisor... We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your time visiting us, specially the tower. Our main goal is make our clients´ visit an unforgettable memory; we always work to satisfy our clients’ demands who are our only reason of being and... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fake town was cool. Little shops and restaurants and even a bowling alley. They were shooting a movie there when we visited. It's a nice quick walk from Memories resort and it's quite charming I must say.

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Thank Tony P
Yesdasi C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Plaza La Estrella, responded to this review

Dear Tony P Firstly, many thanks for your visit and take the time to share your opinion with the rest of the community travelers on Tripadvisor. Thanks also, for describing our services, our potential clients will benefit from them. We are a commercial center with many offers and activities aimed at satisfying our clients demands who are main reason of... More 

Nova Scotia
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many different areas to the Plaza, you can have a massage or your hair done at the spa, there is a bank, restaurants, and many different vendors with competitive bargaining skills. It is a well laid out and beautifully colorful area, with a few photo options. A 2 peso ride each way on the double decker bus is... More 

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1 Thank mcadoog
Yesdasi C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Plaza La Estrella, responded to this review

Dear mcadoog, We really loved to read your review. Thanks a lot for writing your opinions on TripAdvisor… Thanks a lot for describing our services so well, we are sure our potential customers will benefit from your comments, and especially, from your simple and wise recommendations. We are very happy to know you were up to your expectations. It will... More 

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