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Guardalavaca Beach

(35 Miles) N Of Holguin 56km, Holguin 80100, Cuba
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Hot sun and white sand and warm water....lots of fun. Beach was clean and there are a few... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Scot A
Seattle, Washington, United States
Turism and travel.

Nice beach, clear and trnasparent water... Recommendations: More umbrellas, clean frequently... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
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“nice beach” (68 reviews)
“flea market” (29 reviews)
“public beach” (29 reviews)
(35 Miles) N Of Holguin 56km, Holguin 80100, Cuba
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Hot sun and white sand and warm water....lots of fun. Beach was clean and there are a few restaurants in walking distance for lunch. Loved it

Thank Scot A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice beach, clear and trnasparent water... Recommendations: More umbrellas, clean frequently plastic vessels of sand. also the part of algae in the water.

Thank TurismTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely clean beach, lovely water but quite a few sea urchins on the rocks. Good place to go snorkelling

Thank lucy8692
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time here improvements are fab much better than last year love what they have done to the old market area and beach kuat as nice as before

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cuban party people :) , stunning beach nice place to spend a day dipping your toes in the pristine water and taking in the lovely views

Thank kaspah123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a lovely beach to visit if you are in Cuba. Do a tour by hiring a local guide with a 4wd to see as much as you can

Thank Catherine35
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great beach, warm sea, friendly people. Beer was cold, small market there with some nice carved wooden birds and animals. Very few shops, enjoy a swim in water warm and clear.

Thank Arlenepluskota
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

crystal clear and white sand, palm tress and not a lot of people to crowd you space, the sea is warm and not full of rocks, and the reef is easy to get to.

Thank peter v
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Hotel is ok .we stopped in the villas .quite nice .the mini bar is always empty you have to pay for water or soft drinks .bearing in mind its all inclusive.never heard of this before?the food in the main restaurant was always cold even if...More

Thank Jasone7160
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We stayed at Bresis all inclusive resort and wasn't impressed at all. The beach was very weedy and dirty and not to many shady areas. We stayed at the pool most of the trip. The buffet was ok, if you like to eat the same...More

1  Thank Loretta P
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Are there any water sports on this beach? I'm staying at paradisus rio de oro but want to visit this beach, just wondering if there's any sports/events/entertainment that happens there?
14 May 2017|
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Response from AndrewandPam | Reviewed this property |
we were there in January and it was clean and beautiful. we stayed at guardalavaca so im not sure about your resort sorry
Craig H
Going to guardalavaca in July just wondering does anyone know how much it will cost for a trip to Havana please??
9 March 2017|
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Response from steve and trici... g | Reviewed this property |
we was there in November there wasn't any flight from holguin to Havana sorry to say maybe you won't get there next best option is the 2 day 1 night to Santiago de cuba the old capital of cuba cost about £175 per person... More
We will be staying at The Blau Costa Verde and I'm wondering if we need a voltage converter?
6 March 2017|
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Response from nr151eg | Reviewed this property |
Hi with regards to your question.. yes you will need a 2 pin adapter, I always use a multi adapter which has several different fittings which you can use all over the world you can acquire one of these at the airport or on... More