A tourist guide to Guardalavaca

Swimming with the dolphins at Guardalavaca ©jennicatpink

Guardalavaca is a very popular resort in Cuba. Situated on the northern shore of the island, it owns some outstanding beaches with warm and clear waters. The resort is considered one of Cuba’s hottest destinations. It is beloved by many tourists. Therefore, the hotels were designed comfortable and some of them luxurious. If you would like to spend a couple of days at this fine resort, I suggest you to read the following article. It will serve as a great tourist guide to Guardalavaca. You will find below useful information relating to the beaches, other attractions, the hotels and its nightlife, too. I hope it will help you find out all the necessary stuff.


The major attractions of the resort are of course the beaches. These are outstanding sandy beaches with clear and warm waters. The white and soft sandy beaches attract dozens of visitors every year. The beaches of Guardalavaca include: Guardalavaca Beach, Bahia de Naranjo, Playa Esmeralda, Playa Pesquero and Don Lino. All of them are outstanding beaches. Choose any of them and you will surely have a memorable experience. Besides sunbathing and swimming, you can swim with the dolphins and practice fantastic watersports and outdoor activities. Another gorgeous attraction of Guardalavaca is the Bahia de Naranjo National Park. The park is dominated by mangrove swamps, but there are marked trails which are perfect for the lovers of hiking. You can also opt for a fantastic boat ride during which you can explore some parts of the amazing park. One of the highlights of the park is the opportunity of swimming with dolphins. There is a huge natural ocean pen on the ground of the park where you can find these fantastic animals. The park is open every day from 7:00 to 16:00. (December 2012)

Swimming with the dolphins at Guardalavaca ©jennicatpink/Flickr


As I already mentioned it, there are outstanding hotels at Guardalavaca. You will surely find at least one which suits your preference. Most of the best hotels are situated on the Guardalavaca Beach, Playa Esmeralda and Playa Pesquero. Whether you are looking for luxurious hotels or budget ones, you will find every type of accommodation in the region. Many of the hotels include restaurants, bars, outdoor pools, spa or massage centres, Jacuzzi, sauna and numerous other facilities.

Guardalavaca beach ©Blue Serge/Flickr


The all-inclusive hotels have on offer nightly entertainment which is for free. These use to change the program every night, so you surely won’t get bored if you stay a couple of nights at the respective hotel. Besides, there are several discotheques on the beach. One of the most prestigious ones is the Disco la Roca which is a partly open-air venue and attracts dozens of young people.

Beach at Guardalavaca ©jennicatpink/Flickr


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