Hotel Iberostar Selection Playa Pilar

Vacation spot: Cayo Coco & Guillermo
Address: Km 55 carretera a Playa Pilar, Playa Pilar 65100, Cuba. Coordinates: Longitude: -78.684133 Latitude: 22.612033
Phone: (+53) 33 30 63 00
Hotel themes:
Children Policy: Children from 2 to 12 years old , Infants under 2 years old .
Managed by: Iberostar
Energy: 110 / 220 V

Iberostar Playa Pilar is a brand new resort located in Cayo Guillermo, a key that together with Cayo Coco and other small islands forms the “Archipiélago de Jardines del Rey”, which belongs to Ciego de Avila province, on Cuba’s north coast.

Access to the key is possible through the airport Jardines del Rey (Cayo Coco's international airport), then taking a causeway connecting both keys; or by land using a longer causeway (17-kilometres-long) that links the mainland to Cayo Coco, and then the above mentioned causeway between Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo.

Cayo Guillermo is famous for its natural beauty, amazing coral reef system (the world second largest, after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef) and above all, for hosting one of Cuba’s most stunning beaches: Playa Pilar, named after Hemingway's boat.

The resort’s itself has no access to a long sandy beach. There is a very attractive boardwalk though, leading to a small yet beautiful beach. where snorkling is possible, and offering many beds + gorgeous views of the sea.

Playa Pilar is at least a 30 minute walk along the shore and through the sea, when the tide allows walking there. Otherwise there’s a double-decker bus which costs 5 CUC per person both ways, taking only a few minutes to get there (the schedule of which is on display in the lobby at the main desk).

The hotel features 482 rooms which are spread among 15 modern buildings; 3 free-form swimming pools + 1 children’s pool with water park, a marina, a SPA, various sports courts, a theatre, motorcycle rental, a wedding gazebo… almost everything one could want or need. Besides, pool area is lovely, animation team makes a great job and the nautical centre offer pedaloes, canoes and catamarans as part of the inclusive package. They also offer excursions to a nearby reef to snorkel, for an additional fee...totally worth it.

But according to most guests’ reports, the best feature of this resort is its staff: hard working, friendly, happy, will make you feel right at home.


It could be a good idea to bring snorkeling gear since there is a lot of fish along the very rocky shore.

Take insect repellent and anti-bite remedies, since there are mosquitoes and other insects.

Hotel Highlights

SPA Sensations:

The hotel's SPA Sensations offers: sauna, hot springs, beauty salon, barbershop, cosmetic face and body treatments, custom massage, yoga, tai chi… Everything from the hands of expert certified therapists.


Family & children:

Iberostar Playa Pilar features: a water park, children’s pool, access to one of the loveliest and safest beaches in Cuba, Mini Club for guests aged 4 to 7, mini-shows every evening, playground and sports, educational workshops, fun menus…


Renta de bicicletas y motos

Tourist bus



Buffet style restaurant "Longina" serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Gourmet restaurant "Dos Gardenias"

Japanese restaurant "Sukiyaki"

Cuban Creole restaurant "La Parrilla"

Mediterranean Restaurant "La Barca"

Bars, Cabarets and Discos

"Perla Marina" Lobby Bar

"La Gloria Eres Tú" Theatre Bar

"Buena Vista" Beach Bar

"Aurora" Pool Bar

"Guantanamera" Cigar Bar

Facilities & Amenities
Sports and Fitness
  • Gym
  • Catamarans
  • Kayak
  • Pedal boat
  • Beach volleyball
  • Golf nearby
  • Tennis
Children Facilities and Activities
  • Children’s pool
  • Children's club
  • Cribs on request, according to availability
  • Highchairs for babies in restaurants
  • Kids activities program
  • Playground
  • Paddling pool
  • Babysitting
Fun and Entertainment
  • Dancing lessons
  • Daytime entertainment program
  • Evening entertainment (live music and / or shows)
  • Sport competitions
  • Swimming pool (s)
  • Table games
  • Water sports
  • Pool table
  • Table tennis
Weddings and Honeymoons
  • Gazebo
  • Wedding ceremony locations
Health and Beauty
  • Beauty parlor
  • SPA
  • Massages and treatments
Internet Access
  • Internet connection (Wi-Fi)
  • 24 hrs security staff
  • Fire alarms
  • Smoke detector
  • 24 hour Reception
  • Beach chairs and umbrellas
  • Cigar lounge / Shop
  • Craftwork/souvenir shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage room
  • Parking
  • Porter service
  • Shop
  • Trips and optionals desk
  • Medical services
  • Balinese beds
Room types
General room amenities
Nearby attractions
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