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My Travel Consultant: Beth Baskey

David and Amanda, London, ON - (trip to Cayo Coco Cuba)

The Iberostar Playa Pilar resort in Cayo Coco resort was nice – our room and everywhere we went was always clean.  We got our king bed and ocean view room no issues – and a lovely birthday bottle of champagne was waiting for us so thank you!  Our room was in Bungalow #3 and looked out on the rocky coastline and ocean…it felt like we were the only ones there as there was zero foot traffic from the resort in that area!  The entire staff was friendly, the entertainment was great and it was a great adult getaway for us.

The food was better than I remember for Cuba – and the Japanese a la Carte was fantastic. 

Beachfront was great  (but we wouldn’t go there with kids) – always lots of beach chairs available and a short walk along the boardwalk to get into the ocean…the first four days we were there the weather was perfect and there were no waves.  You could see all the way to the bottom…great for snorkelling!

Only 2 “complaints” if you want to call them that – first being the mosquitos at night!  If there was little or no wind, they were all over us and bug spray did NOTHING.  There was one night that was TERRIBLE.  Oddly there was nothing on Trip Advisor in anything we read about mosquitos so I’m wondering if it was a timing thing and they all hatched right before we got there! As we left the resort, you could see how many standing ponds of water there were which explained the bugs.  The other thing is the HORRENDOUS amount of “towel” reserving that happened.  We never got a spot at the pool or on the boardwalk at the beach…everything was always “taken” even though you wouldn’t see people there for hours at a time.  I’m not sure what time those people got up but we were never up early enough. Fortunately, we found our spot on the beach and were happy there every day.  I’m not sure what the resort can do about that and I know that is a common problem many places.

We don’t see ourselves going back there in the near future – partly due to the mosquitos but partly due to our kids – the next trip we will be bugging you about will be in a few years when we do a sunny destination with them to a more kid-friendly beach resort!

I want to go to Coco Cayo


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