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HomeCubaRegionsPlaya Esmeralda
Playa Esmeralda

 Playa Esmeralda is a island in Cuba                                                                
Playa Esmeralda is the smartest beach resort in Cuba along with Cayo Coco, has only three hotels on a long white sandy beach with clear warm swimming. A short distance off shore there are coral reefs offering great snorkelling and scuba diving. Deep-sea fishing, and other water-sports can be arranged at the near by resort of Guardalavaca which also has pretty good nightlife. On Cayo Naranjo, an island in a bay about ten minutes drive away, you can swim with the dolphins. This is well worth doing during your stay in the area. Playa Esmeralda is 72kms from Holguin Airport, about an hour's drive, this is services by flights from other parts of Cuba, Canada, Europe and Latin America. The resort is set in the Bahia Naranjo National Park, which has many places of natural beauty to visit on foot, horse or mountain bikes.


HOTELS IN PLAYA ESMERALDA
 
Rio Del Oro Hotel The Best Beach Hotel in CubaRIO DEL ORO HOTEL ( All-inclusive), is without a doubt the best beach hotel in Cuba. It was build and is run by the Spanish hotel group Melia. The standards of the 292 bedrooms, One of the gardens in the hotel facilities and restaurants are very high and the service is also pretty good. All of the bedrooms are spaced out in pastel coloured villas in lush tropical gardens. All the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, satellite TV and direct dial telephones. In addition the hotel has 6 suites with large terraces and two full bathrooms.  There are also two garden villas with their own lounges, bathrooms with Jacuzzi, swimming pools, saunas, and private gardens. The hotel has four bars serving a wide selection of national and international rinks, two of them are open until the early hours.
 Rio  Del Oro Hotel inside room The hotel's four restaurants offer different themes, one offering a world class buffet selection, another a la carte, a Cuban Creole restaurant and a snack bar and grill. The enormous swimming pool in Rio Del Oro HotelThe hotel has an enormous swimming pool in three sections joined by waterfalls. A short walk through the gardens is the Playa (Beach) Esmeralda, this is a long sandy beach with warm clear water and excellent snorkelling. Rio Del Oro offers a number of outdoors sports such as archery and rifle shooting, scuba diving and fishing can be arranged at reception. Water-sports like windsurfing or catamarans are available on the beach and can be booked at the "Club House" near the hotel's  swimming pool, other facilities include a gym and tennis court.

Sol Club Rio De Luna in Playa Esmeralda - CubaSOL CLUB RIO DE LUNA ( All-inclusive) is another great hotel for those wishing to relax. The hotel is set on the perfect beach at Playa Esmeralda and offers a wide range of activities. The hotel's 204 double rooms and 8 suites all have en-suite bathrooms, international satellite TV, air-conditioning, and safe boxes. Rio de Luna has three restaurants offering a choice of food, buffet, grill and Italian. The hotel offers a number of water-sports facilities including windsurfing, sailing, kayaks, scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing. Deep-sea fishing and sailing excursions can be arranged from a near by marina.

Hotel Sol Rio De Mares in Playa Esmeralda - Cuba

SOL RIO DE MARES ( ) is a good all round quality hotel without the all-inclusive formula. The hotel has 232 bedrooms, 6 junior suites, and 2 suites, all with en-suite bathrooms, satellite TV, air-conditioning, minibar and a safe box. The hotel has a large swimming pool with a pool bar offering drinks and snacks all day. The hotels three restaurants offer a choice of food, buffet, grill and Italian. The hotel's lobby bar is open 24 hours and the discotheque until late at night. Hotel facilities include a tennis court, gym, horse riding, sailing school, and a water sports club offering scuba diving (US$25 per dive or 10 for US$200, open-water courses from US$270), snorkelling, fishing and windsurfing.

  
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