"I have never seen anything
this beautiful" was the phrase that Christopher Columbus
pronounced when he disembarked in the region. There is no
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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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Up until the late 1990s Guardalavaca was nothing more than sleepy coastal town in the Holguin Province of Cuba. Due to the excellent quality of the sand and picturesque, naturally protected coastline plus, the close proximity to Holguin's Frank Pais International airport, it didn't take long for Guardalavaca to appear on Cuba's tourism Ministry radar as a future tourist destination. By the 1990s the Cuban hotel group Cubanacan was in talks to build the first 747 room hotel in the [...]
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 [...]
The Hotel Sol Rio de Luna y Mares is located within the incredibly beautiful Bahia Naranjo Natural Park. Actually two hotels in one, the Sol Rio de Luna y Mares offers a broad range of activities and vacation options. Hotel Sol Rio de Luna y Mares is a four star All Inclusive vacation resort, distinguished for its great family offer and multiple options of restaurants and onsite bars. Covering a gigantic area of 150,000 m² the hotel is more like [...]
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, [...]