Guardalavaca is a laid-back beach resort on the Caribbean coast of Cuba. Famous for its postcard-worthy beaches, Guardalavaca’s shore is a mesmerising sweep of white sand, with inviting clear waters that provide superb diving and sailing. The resort has bustling markets, beach bars and seafood restaurants, and wins new fans every year for its chilled-out vibe and Caribbean good looks.
If there’s one thing for certain, Guardalavaca sure knows how to do picture-perfect beaches. It is easily one of Cuba’s prettiest resorts, boasting endless stretches of pure white sand, glistening alongside the warm, clear waters. You have the beautifully shaded beaches of Guardalavaca itself, with its unmistakable lush greenery. But then head just 15km from the main resort and you’ll find the tropical paradise of Playa Pesquero, which is well worth a visit.
Guardalavaca is the place to be on a Sunday, when all the locals come out to party the night away. Throughout the week you’ll find a number of local bars and seafood restaurants to explore, especially around Guardalavaca Boulevard. During the day, while away the hours sipping a cocktail in a beach bar, or browse for souvenirs in one of the bustling markets.
Seeking out the best bargains at the local markets isn’t the only thing to keep you entertained whilst on holiday in Guardalavaca. The resort is great for those who want to spend their time soaking up the sun on its spectacular beaches. But it’s also great for water sports, horse riding, boat trips, swimming with dolphins and much more. You’ll be needing to book another holiday just to recover from this one.