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“Beautiful beach but a lot of dead Corals & garbage”
Review of Playa Esmeralda

Playa Esmeralda
Ranked #4 of 29 things to do in Holguin
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Santiago, Chile
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Beautiful beach but a lot of dead Corals & garbage”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

This beach must have been stunning, turquoise waters and a colorful coral reef full of life for snorkeling, diving. From what we were told after a series of strong storms that parcially destroyed the beach and pool instalations of the resorts, everything had to be rebuilt and cleaned up. During this clean up process they fell short since you can still find odds and ends in the ocean and see it amongst the vegetation. On the other hand, the older comments of PRDO mention they do not give you disposable plastic cups for the beach using glasses, they changed this policy and you can find plastic cups everywhere!, even underwater amongst the seaweed and corals and in the pool!.
May apparently is not the best month to go because it is extremely windy, the upside is there are few people around.

Visited May 2013
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“A beautiful beach...”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

I really liked everything but the fact that it was Saturday and there were no available places under the shadows. Understandable if we take into account that locals and nationals have the right to enjoy the beach and they do it mostly on weekends.
You should visit it though. Nice craft market.

Visited July 2013
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Saint Robert, Missouri
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Amazing...”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

I love this beach...I am from Holguin, so I kind of know most of the beaches...and this one is a great one..white sand, deep blue sea....a "most see" place...

Visited August 2012
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chambly
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Beautiful beach”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

we can take walk, there is a place for snorkling, a lot of place, the restaurant on the beach, a beautiful view surrounding by mountains, white sand

Visited June 2013
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Durham
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A piece of paradise”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Superb! Gorgeous white sand and crystal clear warm waters. Pleanty of sunloungers and parasols to sit under.

Visited June 2013
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