"I have never seen anything
this beautiful" was the phrase that Christopher Columbus
pronounced when he disembarked in the region. There is no
better phrase to describe the impression that leaves Guardalavaca.
Home of the main Cuban aboriginal settlements, its waters
are of a blue-turquoise color and the smooth movement of the
waves hypnotizes us. Guardalavaca is a mixture of nature,
culture, history, rest, beach, entertainment …. in one
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Guardalavaca is located on Cuba's southeastern coast just 57 km (35 miles) from the inland provincial capital city of Holguin. Guardalavaca is also easily accessible by road from Santiago de Cuba which is just 174 km (108 miles) away. Due to the distance of 800 km (497 miles), Havana is not usually a place from which visitors originate when visiting Guardalavaca, however those tourists making a Pan-Cuban Road Trip will often include Guardalavaca in their cross country itinerary. (click map [...]
The word “Guardalavaca” – Guarda La Vaca – literally means “guard the cow” in Spanish. Many people have had their theories of how this odd name came about. Several viable accounts as to how this name may have originated start with the version that maintains that Guardalavaca is nothing more than a malapropism for its original name Guardalabarca, which translates to “guard the ship”. History has it that area was once heavily targeted by sea pirates, and Bahia de Naranja [...]
Hotel Paradisus Rio de Oro occupies an astounding 113,000 m² seafront lot. Offering unusually large Master Junior Suites with elegant Garden Villas, all with access to the private Royal Service pool and direct to the white sand beach. With Palapas strewn throughout the gardens and a tropical forest where the hotel is located, guests who love to vacation in a truly idyllic nature park would do well to choose the Hotel Paradisus Rio de Oro. The hotel has its own [...]
Brisas Guardalavaca is heaven on earth, the landscape contrasting colors turquoise seas and white sand. Snorkeling at beautiful reefs nearby will consume hours of each day. BRISAS Guardalavaca is a highly recommended hotel not just by us but also by guests who have also stayed here. The place is clean, food is great and the best beaches within short walking distance. Higher floors offer spectacular views but conversely of worse access. Your choice. You´ll be pleasantly surprised by the staff, [...]
Viazul Cuba Bus Service is the perfect option to visit Guardalavaca. For those of you who don't wish to Rent a Car in Cuba the Viazul bus service will take you across Cuba and to Holguin in comfort. Once at the Viazul bus station in Holguin your trip to Guardalavaca is just 57 km (35 miles), costing little more than 35 CUC from the myriad of taxis available at the station. Viazul Buses are new air-conditioned models with onboard WC, [...]