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Incredible beach

It started to rain a bit but it was awesome! The sand is white and thin and the water is crystal... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Flavia V
Apollo Beach, Florida, United States
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Beautiful Beach

I read all the reviews of Playa Pillar and decided that we must visit while vacationing in Cayo... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kim I
Kingsville, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It started to rain a bit but it was awesome! The sand is white and thin and the water is crystal clear. You have beds you can rent and umbrellas and even a good restaurant to have some lunch. There are like two tiki bars...More

Thank Flavia V
Reviewed 1 week ago

I read all the reviews of Playa Pillar and decided that we must visit while vacationing in Cayo Coco. We boarded the bus and were off to the beach. It is a beautiful beach. Absolutely!! Glad I got to see it. The water is pristine,...More

Thank Kim I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful clear waters, amazing scenery, white sand beaches, what's not to love. its a 20 minute bus journey from the surrounding hotels and there were a few places to eat on the beach and to get a drink.

Thank sebastianbubb11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled there for one day. If you want to catch sunbed better go there early morning. 10 pesos ( 3 drinks included - I would recomend capirnha drink ) .

Thank Piotr W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the beach the boat came to on our day trip so lovely. Lots to do hire a boat canoe and others stuff to make your dsy fun

Thank Wilson1619
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Better than anywhere, water was cristal clear and sand white. Expensive to rent chairs and or shade but worth a visit. Trip from the hotels is fun

Thank Alexa42_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach is a myst see, very beautiful and the sand is Amazing. the Food is also good at the restaurant. However, i feel that you should not have to pay for a chair.

Thank Diana W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful, clear, iydillic sea and black area. We walked there from our hotel (Iberostar Playa Pilar) through the shallow sea and on the beach. It took approximately 25 minutes. You can also take the open top bus there. On the beach are some sunbeams you...More

Thank MrsW-andFamily
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This beach was absolutely the most beautiful I have seen! Water was turquoise and clear. Snorkelling is a must! Chairs and palapas are cheap!

Thank 243dc
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Iberostar pilar so it was about a 20 minute walk..the buses go about every hour or 2 and we didn't like it much on the beach so we left early and didn't wait for the bus back. With small kids and complaining...More

Thank Golubicanka
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Nancy S
17 May 2017|
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Response from Victoria E | Reviewed this property |
THe hotel beach is minimal. Not really a beach per se, just access to the water to swim and use the boats. Pillar beach is beautiful and people who go there do so as a destination.
10 May 2017|
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Response from Dean C | Reviewed this property |
Hi the distance will depend on where you are staying and the cost if you go on the catamaran excursion is around 76cuc but you can get on a bus from your hotel to go to pilar beach that is 5cuc I'm returning back to Cuba for... More
12 April 2017|
Response from Dean C | Reviewed this property |
I dident see any