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The quiet unspoilt beaches of Guardalavaca are situated in the Holguin Provinces on the eastern coast of Cuba. Upon discovering the area back in 1492 Christopher Columbus described the area as “the most beautiful land that human eyes have ever seen”. With its picturesque horseshoe shaped bays, powder soft sandy beaches, clear waters, pretty coral reefs and lush tropical inland terrain it’s easy to agree with the famous historical explorer!

Offering a quieter alternative to the busier beach of Varadero, Guardalavaca is an idyllic location for a relaxing chilled out beach holiday. Nightlife is equally chilled with most of the entertainment based around hotel cabaret shows but there is a few clubs, live music shows and bars around. Seafood lovers won’t be disappointed with the local fare with it going down as smoothly as the mojitos and cuba libra cocktails! It is a popular area with divers featuring some world-class diving spots. Beginners can avail of the local diving school and learn to explore the colourful ecosystem and marine life the area is renowned for. Or perhaps snorkelling is more your style. It is an ecotourism destination owing to its plethora of nature reserves including a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

The beaches and hotel resorts in Guardalavaca are easily accessible from both Holguin and Santiago De Cuba. Santiago is just over a 2 hour drive from Guardalavaca and well worth a visit. It is the second largest city on the island. It is a melting pot of Afro-Caribbean cultures, an intensely historic city and played a major role in the island's struggle for independence. If you don’t fancy a trip quite so far a 45 minute drive will bring you to Gibara, a great town where museums, Spanish colonial buildings and galleries are dotted around its winding streets. The cultural centre often has live Cuban music at the weekends. A tourist mini-train runs regularly to the nearby beaches of Playa Esmeralda and Playa Pesquero. Overall Guardalavaca is an idyllic location for a relaxing beach holiday whilst offering some great excursion opportunities also.

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