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amazing, still pristine beach

one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in Cuba, if not the Caribbean, it's the beach that inspired some of Ernest Hemingway's stories... a must see (before further... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Stoney Creek
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Stoney Creek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in Cuba, if not the Caribbean, it's the beach that inspired some of Ernest Hemingway's stories... a must see (before further development overtakes the area)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the most beautiful beach i have ever seen! When we arrived they said we were to pay $2 pesos per chair but there was no one collecting the money. Bathrooms are dirty and the restaurant outside is crowded.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

By far the best beach I've been in Cuba and one of the best never seen in the word. A pity for the surrounding infrastructure, low quality ones with the only objective to steal your money with awfully cooked expensive lobsters.

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Thank lead_expression
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in the iberostar playa pillar which is a stone throw away. The beach is lovely and the water colour is amazing the restaurant served us a lovely dinner of lobster and shrimp but it was very crowded the day we went. Our hotel beach and front was just as nice if not better if you like snorkeling and... More 

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New Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we travelled to pilar beach when we stayed at the melia cayo coco hotel in june, a wonderful bus ride that takes you through wilderness at its best lots of groups of flamingos ,when you get off the bus its a few minute walk along a walkway to the beach which also has a restaurant . the beach is the... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice beach bar and beach restaurant, sun beds and luxury ones,buses from the hotels run approx every hour

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

Definitely worth the bus ride! Playa pillar is beautiful, after finding a bed you can sit and stare at paradise for hours on end! The beach bar makes fantastic cocktails. We didn't try any food, but last year I did and it was lovely and very reasonable,

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beds can be hired but don't waste your money on the ones with 3 drinks as the drinks don't include anything thirst quenching and without alcholl

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful beach, worth the day trip to see it once. Regular beds under the umbrellas are 2 CUC to rent for the day.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this beach from the Hotel Daiquiri in a pink convertible American car. On arrival we stopped at the restaurant bar and asked what time they opened, my wife slipped out that it was my birthday and we carried on to the wonderful beach. There is. Small bar on the beach which makes fantastic cocktails and the man... More 

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