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beutiful beach

i fell in love with santa maria del mar beach. it was just so beutiful. i didnt want to came out of... read more

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Leidy C
Free, beautiful beach near Havana

Beautiful, free beach 20 min from old Havana. Relatively clean and quiet but few amenities are... read more

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Reviewed October 15, 2016

We enjoyed this sparsely populated beach so much that we went twice during our short stay in Havana to swim in the pristine waters, walk through the fluffy,soft, and clean sands

Date of experience: October 2016
4  Thank Jackie F
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Reviewed September 28, 2016

Not where the tourists go. lovely beach with plenty of room and only two places to eat. Ideal for a lazy day on the beach with not much else to do

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank antm0r
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Reviewed September 27, 2016

A $10 taxi ride or $5 on the bus from Parque Central (last bus returns at 6).
Most people go to the beach at Tropicoco which is good for the most services and for people watching.

Quieter beaches extend east and west.
These can be prettier than Tropicoco but be aware of which way the current is running if you are near a river or stream
(they are often polluted, especially after a rain).

Occasionally the water is full of beautiful Portuguese man o' war.
Do not go near them or you can be badly stung.

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank RobinThom
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Reviewed September 20, 2016

We took a bus from Central park and for 5CUC back and forth we got transferred to Santa Maria beach. More local than touristy, great beach, beds and umbrellas to rent. Food service also available.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank jojohb77
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

This is the nicest beach area near Havana - "Playas del Este" The beach called Santa Maria del Mar is the one to go to! In the area you will find lower accommodations in the 3* category. It is located about 20 minutes away from downtown Havana.

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank KarolaRS
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