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Closest beach from havana

Beautiful beach. You can take a bus that only costs $5 from across El capitolio. Chairs and... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2019
Bordeaux, France
Close and beautiful

English: They are beautiful and very close to Havana, there are buses that leave from Parque... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2019
Curitiba, PR
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A famed Cuban beach ideal for lying out in the sun.
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East of Havana, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed May 27, 2019

Beautiful beach. You can take a bus that only costs $5 from across El capitolio. Chairs and umbrella for $4/$5 the entire day. A few nice places to eat and drink. Rum directly into the fresh coconut is my favorite.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 21, 2019

English: They are beautiful and very close to Havana, there are buses that leave from Parque Central (in front of Hotel Inglaterra) every 40 mins, for 5 CUC round trip. You can also get a taxi. It is well worth spending a day at the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank GKSviajantes
Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

I guess it is pretty but nothing impressive. It all depends on how much one has traveled. The beach is easily accessible by cab. There are umbrellas and beach chairs. The watermelon s OK. If you have seen everything else, I guess it is OK...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank isabellekane2000
Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

Ga naar hostal zarzamora and you will have the time of your live , verry central your own house just go and enjoy

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Vakantielove
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Take the T1 Bus on the Central Park and 40 minutes later you can enjoy beautiful beach... very clean, very friendly. There are restaurants and some shoops near to enjoy meal or a drink

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank minorg394
Reviewed May 2, 2019

probably the nicest well kept and clean of all the beaches in Cuba. Didn't go swimming as were not prepared to see such a beautiful part of the coast, but paddled a bit and at our age that counts as going in !

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank mailroom2017
Reviewed April 21, 2019

exhausted by nonstop walking in havana, less than 30 mins away you have pristine beaches with amazing turquoise water. be careful though.... they offer lounge charis for 2 CUC but suddenly they become 30 for no apparent reason. Ask for el MORO he was a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
3  Thank scoobydoc
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

You easily get a taxi share for 4 people (we shared with another couple) 5cuc each to go there in half an hour. The beach is amazing, we gave 4 stars as we are from Sardinia :) But Varadero is 5*! The sea was rough,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank claudia220884
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

We took the $5cuc bus trip at 9am. The beach was pretty empty in the morning but gorgeous. We didn't get in the water because HUNDREDS of Portuguese man of War's (pictured) were washed up, and since the area is pretty deserted we didn't risk...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 8, 2019

We took a taxi, 20 CUC from Hotel Nacional to the Tarara Beach about 30 minutes, or less away. We had to show the copy of our passport. They charged us 5 CUC and gave us a ticket. The taxi drove us through the gate...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank AnnW1946
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August 28, 2018|
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Response from joann p | Reviewed this property |
yes, just go to Parque Central, and jump on the 3T bus. It is only 5 cuc round trip , and runs about every 40 minutes. If you want to save a little time, a taxi will take you their for around 20 cuc.
Julia M
July 25, 2018|
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Response from joann p | Reviewed this property |
The correct answer to this question is when the bus gets to the Santa Maria beach area, get off on the third ( and last ) stop. this will drop you at the little restaurant ''El Ranchon''. and the beach is right there. No... More
Marcia B
June 2, 2018|
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Response from Sirenita123 | Reviewed this property |
If it’s before 6pm there is a bus that will take you to Havana. Otherwise there are often taxis driving by (very often locals in their car so they may not want to risk driving a tourist). Otherwise if you have driven there... More