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“Best snorkeling close to Havana”
Review of Playa de Jibacoa

Playa de Jibacoa
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

I hailed Gabriel’s Czech cab & struck a deal to take us about 60 km to Jibacoa & wait a couple of hours while we snorkeled. Gabriel is a pleasant guy. First spot we snorkeled, most of the dark spots we had seen from shore were seaweed & not interesting snorkeling. 2nd spot was coral reef right from water’s edge--Too shallow for comfort in some places, but we had a variety of coral & fish to watch close up. I picked through the coral washed up on the beach, Overall, good conditions & a nice, fresh break from the noise & pollution of Havana. We made a deal with Gabriel, to take us to the airport Friday. His phone # is 052733052—for those who want a guide to the closest good snorkeling to Havana.

3  Thank John L
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

Many people complain of a rocky shoreline but the Playa de Jibacoa has two coves of sandy beaches and although you may have to walk over a few large stones to get into the water (look out for where the local go into the water as they know the less rocky areas) it is well worth it to experience the warm Caribbean sea and watch the masses of fish swimming around your feet.
If you have a snorkel and mask you will get an even better view of all there is below the water, including coral and shellfish.

2  Thank Simon W
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Family Alonso- Gonzalez This was my 3rd trip to Cuba. We know as the situation in Cuba. We live in Miami. We went November 26, 2013 to November 30, 2013. We enjoyed with my family that live in Cuba. The resort is well keep and clean. We opted for the pool room. The staff is wonderful, amazing and sweet. They tried you feel as in your home. Staffs there were very friendly and helpful. The beach was 2 minutes’ walk away and that was beautiful. The buffet is amazing. They have three restaurants. The food is wonderful. The beach bar offer food too. The entertainment is very good. The piano bar is excellent. We enjoyed everything. We recommended this resort for family and friends. They have variety drink and food. Good value for money. We were going to bed at 2 o' clock; we went to piano bar or discotheque. We hope go back again. The room is very large and clean. The maid went to clean and change towel every day. The pool and Jacuzzi were very clean too. In general, this hotel is very clean. It is the best hotel. I compared it with Orlando hotel. The breeze Jibacoa is most better that Orlando Hotel for all (food, cleaned and staff). They constantly have activities for entertainment in pool, beach, outside the hotel.

3  Thank Lourdes A
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Bring water shoes with you as the beach is rocky going in.
This isn't the pristine white sands of Cuba but rather a coral reef a few feet from shore. A great coral reef it is, especially when entering the water just opposite the beach restaurant. Lots of inquisitive tropical fish.... and great fun..just please don't walk on the coral as I've seen some do.

4  Thank Lenora4
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

I would recommend an overnight visit to Havana and swimming with the dolphins. I really enjoyed these two excursions.

2  Thank waunwyllt39
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