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“Beautiful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Playa Esmeralda

Playa Esmeralda
Holguin, Cuba
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Ranked #2 of 21 things to do in Holguin
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

The beach was lovely, big enough to get peace and quiet. There were loungers available. Not much fun and games though.

Visited August 2013
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Montreal, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful snorkeling adventure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Loved feeding the fishes while snorkeling, loved that they had extra equipment for those who didn't have any! Was amazing

Visited August 2013
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Sea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

A perfect beach, powdery white sand (maybe a few shells and rocks), warm sea, clear water with good visibility.

Visited August 2013
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Santiago, Chile
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Beautiful beach but a lot of dead Corals & garbage”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This beach must have been stunning, turquoise waters and a colorful coral reef full of life for snorkeling, diving. From what we were told after a series of strong storms that parcially destroyed the beach and pool instalations of the resorts, everything had to be rebuilt and cleaned up. During this clean up process they fell short since you can still find odds and ends in the ocean and see it amongst the vegetation. On the other hand, the older comments of PRDO mention they do not give you disposable plastic cups for the beach using glasses, they changed this policy and you can find plastic cups everywhere!, even underwater amongst the seaweed and corals and in the pool!.
May apparently is not the best month to go because it is extremely windy, the upside is there are few people around.

Visited May 2013
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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“A beautiful beach...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I really liked everything but the fact that it was Saturday and there were no available places under the shadows. Understandable if we take into account that locals and nationals have the right to enjoy the beach and they do it mostly on weekends.
You should visit it though. Nice craft market.

Visited July 2013
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