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Guardalavaca, Cuba

Explore one of the most beautiful areas and enjoy incredible beaches and landscapes created by the same nature.

Guardalavaca, Cuba
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Located in the municipality of Banes, Guardalavaca is the third Cuban tourist point. It is one of the first ports discovered by Columbus and he fell in love with it. Place of refuge for corsairs and pirates, it was ideal for the smuggling, especially for products coming from Europe in exchange for cattle skin.

Playa Guardalavaca Beach
Playa Guardalavaca Beach
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One of the legends explaining the name of the territory is related to this activity. According to the story the natives screamed “¡Guarda la vaca! (in English ‘Keep the cow!’) when they saw the looters by the sea.

The area of Guardalavaca was an unknown place until the end of the 20th century, in the 90s, when it was quickly developed due to the creation of great touristic complexes in the area. As you will see on your way through Guardalavaca, the situation is not underrated, due to the beauty of its beaches, particularly the Playa de Guardalavaca Beach.

During your stay in Guardalavaca you will have the chance of going on a trip to discover the encloses with the greatest natural, historical and cultural value, where you can arrive to the archeological museum, the taína village or the same Gibara.

The Playa de Guardalavaca Beach is characterized by its shell shape and its fine white sand which extends until it goes into the crystalline waters. Up North, the beautiful beach is closed by a coral reef which imposes tranquility to its waters, while the Southern part is occupied by green thick vegetation.

Among the most outstanding activities you can practice in these area you can find calmly sunbathing, or aquatic sports such as windsurfing, diving, kayaking and boat tours, among others.

Do not miss the chance of visiting one of the most beautiful areas in Cuba.

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