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“Good to get out of the crowd” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Playa Esmeralda

Playa Esmeralda
Ranked #3 of 27 things to do in Holguin
Certificate of Excellence
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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good to get out of the crowd”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

Pros:
Nice beach with white sand with moderate waves, at least the day of my visit.
Cons:
The beach is behind two hotels that don't allow the use of facilities even if you want to pay for them. The local people are not allowed to park their vehicles close to the beach like everyone else, they have to use another place

Visited July 2012
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Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

This is a great beach, white sands and cristal clear waters. It is a long beach and is rarely packed with people. It's private, so nobody is there to sell you stuff you don't want.

Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“lovely”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

Lovely sand and very clear waters surrounded by loads of tropical fish! also complimentary scuba gear, catamarans, wind sailing and a whole range of other things to do! and of course the bar right on the beach for you to access all day....

Visited June 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“One of the best beaches in Cuba”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

The combination of brilliant white sand, limited development (only 2 hotels) and the setting make this one of nicest beaches in Cuba. There is no crowding here and you don't really notice the number of people on the beach. It's a relaxing and peaceful place to unwind.

Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Gorgeous beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

It was beatiful although you do get hassled for money alot by the locals. The beach bars are extremely cheap as well so despite being on an all inclusive holiday you do not mind paying for drinks and food at this lovely location

Visited December 2012
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