Tourism in Playa Guardalavaca, Holguin
The wavy singular topography that enhances its worth landscape distinguishes Guardalavaca, a beach of 700 m of long in form of protected horseshoe for a coralline barrier 900 meters of longitude and of waters of tonalities blue greens. The coastal abundant vegetation is another of the characteristics of this spa, very near of which other of archaeological and historical-natural attractiveness character exist, among which the Chorro de Maíta stands out.
In the first of the aforementioned ones, a perfect combination of fine sand and sea, marked by the proximities of the mountains and the green of the vegetation it characterize its environment.
The beach of Guardalavaca, qualified among the more emblematic of the Oriente of Cuba, it was even ignored in some maps of the region.
Nevertheless, it was noted in the newspaper on board the Genoese navigator Cristóbal Colón who considered it among the most significant discoveries carried out by his expedition in the biggest of Antilles.
Traditions and legends attribute its name to the activity of the pirates in the region of Caribbean, because it was mentioned as the place preferred by the filibusters to hide their booties (also calls "cows").
Another history, more realistic, links that denomination to the alert that the native emitted front the proximity of the sackers that came for sea, where the scream of !Save the Cow! or !Guarda la Vaca! warning to all the people of the danger that it represented.
A fringe of sand 40 meters of wide and little more of thousand 300 of long contains the most diverses attractiveness for the recess, with characteristic similar to other beaches of this county of the Oriente of Cuba, among those that are mentioned Esmeralda and Pesquero.
To few steps of the sea the domain of the green and exuberant vegetation begins, where the Cuban countryside imposes its class to offer to the tourism an exclusive show that mixes the blue of the sea with the traditional thing.
Valleys and Cerros combine with an unique vegetation and a fauna that it shows to the national bird Tocororo, accompanied by woodpecker, parrots, cateyes, macaws, jutías congas, the aboriginal manatee and even wild horses.
The programs of recess also allow to discover for sea some Caribbean places of the north Cuban coast, with natural, cultural and historical very valuable, in itineraries that arrive until the archaeological museum and the village taína of Chorro de Maíta, as well as Gibara, fishermen's city and with a well conserved colonial architecture.
Para los amantes de la naturaleza, el atardecer en Guardalavaca reviste una formulación única que contrasta el progresivo predominio del verde de la vegetación sobre el azul del mar de la pequeña franja de playa, protegida a manera de silencioso centinela por una barrera de coral que le da además tranquilidad a sus aguas.
For the lovers of nature, the evening in Guardalavaca had an unique formulation that contrasts the progressive prevalence of the green of the vegetation on the blue of the sea of the petty beach fringe, protected by way of silent sentry for a coral barrier that also gives tranquility to its waters.
Main Hotels in Playa Guardalavaca: Hotel Atlántico, Hotel Guardalavaca, Hotel Sol Río de Luna, Hotel Sol Río de Mares