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Santa Maria del Mar (Santa Maria Beach)

Havana, Cuba
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Better on Week days

I went to this beach with my friends on a sunday. I wish we had gone on a week day. Its so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
majocastro27
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Santa Marta, Colombia
Busy but beautiful beach, crystal clear waters

The busy stretch of beach in front of the seaside hotels was heavily littered with beer/soda... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
May-Lise T
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Stavanger, Norway
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
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"beautiful beach"
in 21 reviews
"beach chairs and umbrellas"
in 6 reviews
"clear water"
in 5 reviews
"soft sand"
in 4 reviews
"nominal fee"
in 3 reviews
"rubbish left"
in 2 reviews
"bring drinks and food"
in 2 reviews
"gorgeous water"
in 2 reviews
"fine sand"
in 2 reviews
"clean water"
in 2 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 2 reviews
"cuc round trip"
in 3 reviews
"filled with locals"
in 2 reviews
"tourist bus"
in 4 reviews
"available for purchase"
in 2 reviews
"taxi ride"
in 4 reviews
"casa particulares"
in 2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this beach with my friends on a sunday. I wish we had gone on a week day. Its so beautiful that you don't need to go to varadero, but it was so crowded, that we couldn't enjoy it on its most.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The busy stretch of beach in front of the seaside hotels was heavily littered with beer/soda bottles and cans, straws and plastic cups. Very few litter-bins and no encouragement for recycling waste was found. Beautiful sandy beach with crystal clear view for snorkeling, although corals...More

Thank May-Lise T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying in Guanabo, I decided to rider over to Santa Maria Beach. I plopped down on a beach chair while the beach was being prepared for visitors. Later I paid a reasonable fee for chair and umbrella. This is compared to the unreasonable and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Soooooorelaxing. There is lounge chairs and umbrellasfor about $2 a piece for the entire day rental. Also there is food up and down the strip for sale. There is also locals who sell drinks in coconuts. Taxis are lined up so no need to worry...More

3  Thank yolieee
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

If you want to visit the beach, but not travel too far away from Havana city, this beach is perfect for you. It's a beautiful one, quiet, just 20min from the city, you can get there on the tour bus or taxi

3  Thank Dalida T P
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

A prestine beach for both tourist and locals. It has white sand (the sand is HOT) and clear blue waters that seems to stretch forever. The beach has attendants and you can rent an umbrella and beach chair, they can even get you in contact...More

2  Thank Robert B
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

As a Floridian, I know beaches...this is one of the best unspoiled beaches I've had the privilege of visiting. That said, I did notice some garbage in other parts of the beach (people did not pick up after themselves). Other than that, the water was...More

4  Thank cstlouisesq
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Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

We wanted a couple hours at the beach while visiting Havana. We took a taxi here. The weather was perfect for us! We paid $6 for 2 chair and an umbrella rental. They have some sport rental equipment but we didn't use any. We did...More

6  Thank Brian G
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

The colors of the Caribbean sea are amazing in Santa Maria. And even though the sea is clean and transparent, beach is a little dirty as some locals don’t clean after they leave. Food is really fresh and affordable. Short trip from Havana.

4  Thank MTorre
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

We stayed at the Hotel Bravo Arenal on this beach. The beach was quiet and clean in our area and had a nice sandy bottom.

1  Thank RandyRoss
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MoBelko
July 9, 2018|
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Response from Brian G | Reviewed this property |
Taxi for us was $40 CUC round trip. We were 2 people. Smartest to book your taxi to drop you off and arrange a time for them to come back and get you. If you are staying for a while, using the same taxi driver will make... More
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love2travel0801
July 2, 2018|
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Ginnett
May 30, 2018|
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Response from Angela G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, don’t bother paying for a round trip to the beach. We did that then found out later that taxis are waiting at the beach and it was half the price!
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