Christopher Columbus landed near Guardalavaca Beach in October of 1492. He noted in his journal that "this was the most beautiful land he had ever seen".
The beach at Guardalavaca is about 2 miles of white silvery sand with turquoise colored water.
Guardalavaca is known for its sporting activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, tennis, windsurfing, volleyball, catamaran sailing, and kayaking.
The hill country is in the background and the Sierra Maestra Mountains are only a short drive away.
Guardalavaca Beach is located in Holguin Province. Holguin is the fourth largest province in all of Cuba and the capital city of Holguin has about 225,000 people.
Holguin is also where Fidel Castro was born, where he was first married and where his parents are buried.
As we have said, the beach at Guardalavaca is about 2 miles long and is white sand with turquoise waters. There are several other beaches and resort areas near Guardalavaca such as Paradisus Rio de Oro, Brisas Guardalavaca, and Club Amigo Guardalavaca. Lots to do and lots to see in the area.