Guardalavaca, Cuba

With lush tropical scenery, beautiful white sandy beaches and relaxed rural feel, Guardalavaca is a popular destination.

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As well as having it's own dolphinarium, there are many other activities available, the perfect place for a fun and relaxing holiday. Holguin Airport is approx 70km away.

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Guardalavaca Hotels (?)

Paradisus Rio De Oro Hotel and Spa Photograph of Paradisus Rio De Oro Hotel and Spa
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Paradisus Rio De Oro Hotel and Spa is a luxury 5 star All Inclusive Hotel on a beach front location. The hotel is ideal for families, couples and perfect for honeymoons and weddings....

5 / 5 from 4 reviews

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Sol Luna Mares Resort Hotel is a great complex offering a variety of facilities making it ideal for families and couples wanting to enjoy a fun filled holiday....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

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Club Amigo Atlantico Guardalavaca Hotel is a great resort for letting your hair down and making most of the beach front location with a variety of fun filled amenities on offer. Families and couples ...

3.8 / 5 from 5 reviews

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Brisas Guardalavaca Hotel is an All Inclusive beach side complex with a friendly service and excellent facilities. The complex is perfect for families and couples to enjoy a relaxing beach holiday....

4.1 / 5 from 9 reviews

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Memories Holguin Beach Resort is a stunning All Inclusive resort which is popular with those looking for a hint of luxury combined with extensive on-site facilities. Perfect for families, couples and ...

Guardalavaca Reviews

Holiday Date:24th Oct 2016
Accommodation:Club Amigo Atlantico Guardalavaca Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Bungalow
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

The beaches and pools are great, Club Amigo is the only hotel I have stayed at and I discovered so much this second visit, there are very special walks along the playa path and amazing artistic works I never seen before. I think Guardalavaca is a fantastic resort.

Holiday Date:10th Oct 2016
Accommodation:Club Amigo Atlantico Guardalavaca Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(3 suns)

We did not venture out of the immediate hotel area other than to walk to the bar at the end of the beach.

Holiday Date:19th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Club Amigo Atlantico Guardalavaca Hotel
Board:All Inclusive
(5 suns)

White sandy beaches, blue warm clear sea's and amazing weather.

Holiday Date:25th Jul 2016
Accommodation:Club Amigo Atlantico Guardalavaca Hotel
Room:1 Bedroom Bungalow
Board:All Inclusive
(3 suns)

Beach nice, apart from locals leaving behind waste from picnics (including glass bottles). Local market good with stall vendors changing daily. Not a lot else in vicinity but close to marina for boats and for the Dolphin swim. Avoid local restaurant on the point as food is not good.

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Guardalavaca is a picturesque beach resort on the southern end of the east coast, comprising a few all inclusive hotels and a gorgeous white sugar sand beach.

The beach is fronted by clear, calm turquoise waters, protected by the coral reefs and is backed by lush greenery.

Things to Do

The main activities here revolve around the Esmeralda Beach and the Guardalavaca Beach. You can take coastal cruises, go horse riding and sky diving or simply bob about in a pedalo.

There is a diving centre and a number of dive sites to appeal to scuba divers.

Out and About

On the outskirts of the resort, the nature park at Naranjo Bay offers a good day out where you can swim with the dolphins and watch the daily shows with the sea lions and dolphins.

Nearby you can explore the nature trails, stroll around the cactus garden, visit the mini zoo and the aboriginal burial grounds at the Conuco de Monga Vina.

Nearby Attractions

The city of Holguin ( 58km) has many parks and squares surrounded by historic buildings. See the San Isidoro Cathedral, visit La Periquera museum and admire views over the city and the surrounding countryside from the Mayabe Lookout.

Further around the coast at the Bay of Gibara (50km), you can explore the colonial style fishing town, visit the Museum of Colonial Art and see the ruins of Fort Beria de Fernando VII which held great importance during the slave trade era.

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