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Guardalavaca

Guardalavaca has wonderful white sandy beaches with a lovely warm tropical sea. A coastal section for recreation and happiness - whether young or old! And if you need variety, take a look at the interesting surrounding province Holguin. 

Fine white beaches invite to relaxed swimming and sunbathing...

Review

Guardalavaca

Guardalavaca is a beautiful beach in a horseshoe shape, located at the north part of Holguín that toasts to its visitors quietly, hospitality and the possibility of admiring one of the most beautiful landscapes in the country, like Christopher Columbus said to his arrival to this territory in his well-known sentence… This is the most beautiful earth that human eyes have seen". Guardalava is approximately 75 kilometers away from Holguin and situated at the eastern north coast of Cuba. Fine white beaches invite to swimming and sunbathing. The three big beaches of Guardalavaca have together a lenght of almost 2 kilometers. Two of the big beaches are directly in front of the hotel resort „Amigo Club Atlantico“ and the „Brisas Guardalavaca“.

Travel Details

Arrival                                                                                                       

For flights to Cuba, please search via a search engine in your country. From Europe, at the moment, the island is approachable directly from Milan and Rome at several days of the week with the airlines "Lauda Air and Blue Panorama“. From Germany it is best to fly with the airline CONDOR or LTU/AIR BERLIN from Havana or Varadero.
There is also the possibility to fly directy to Holguin.
For Guardalavaca we recommend: Outgoing flight to Havana and return flight ex Holguin. 

Other possibilities of arrival: Guardalavaca is reachable directly with landtransfer from Havana/Varadero (600km) or with our Drive Cuba-Program, an individual roundtrip with rental car (car return in Guardalavaca) or from the airport Holguin. 

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The beach area in the province Holguin

Holguín Province has an area of 3590 square miles (9300,46 square kilometers) and a population of a little over a million. Most of the people live in urban areas. In over 25 miles (40 kilometers), the northern coastline of Holguín has 41 beaches. Guardalavaca and the Esmeralda, Pesquero, Turquesa Beaches are the most popular ones among foreign tourists.

The beaches of Guardalavaca, the Playa Esmeralda and Playa Pesquero belong to the paradises of Cuba. On October 27, 1492, when Christopher Columbus landed on this paradies place, he whispered to himself:” I have never laid eyes on such beautiful land”, which is now called HOLGUIN.
Some excellent 3,4,5 star hotels were built and other renovated at this coast over the last years.

Capital of the Province: Holguin 

Its capital, which is also called "the city of parks," was founded in 1720 and has a strong Hispanic influence. The right-angle grid of its streets was an innovation in its time and made it possible for Maceo and Libertad Streets, two of the main thoroughfares, to link a large number of parks and public squares, which have been kept just the way they have always looked.
It is a city with a busy cultural life, made famous by two very different popular figures: "El Guayabero" and the burro of Mayabe.

Holguin is reachable with scheduled international and domestic flights via the nearby airport „Frank País“. By boat you can get into the province via the international marina „Puerto de Vita“. From other regions of the country you can take the street and partially the train.  

The city offers a wide entertainment range. You can discover the city Holguin by foot or with a horse carriage. In the evening/night you can visit the „Casa de la Musica/Trova“ with live music. Holguin has also an interesting network of private and state-owned restaurants and lots of them are specialised in traditional Cuban cuisine. 

The province Holguin
This fascinating eastern region of Cuba offers lots of sites of historical, cultural, anthropological, scenic and touristy interest.
Besides, this city treasures Cuba´s history and comes with a cultural centre, rich in traditions and history.
High tropical mountains, fertile plains and paradisiac beaches of fine sand alternate in the scenery of the province Holguin and are from unique beauty. 

Excursions

An excursion to the coastal city Gibara is recommendable, if you are interested in the culture of the natives in Banes. You can find here one of the biggest archeological excavations of the country. 

Also excursions into the surrounding tropical forests of Holguin or hiking trips to Pinares de Mayarí are highly recommendable especially for friends of nature.
Saetía Cay is northeast of Holguín. This natural spot has 12 virgin beaches. On the other side of the city, to the southwest, La Mensura National Park, in Pinares de Mayarí, has tropical mountain vegetation and thick pine woods, which contrast impressively. 

The most beautiful Bay in Cuba: Bahia del Naranjo

It was not pure coincidence that Cuba was selected as a layover point for ships en route to the states from Europe. Its bays have always been perfect for fuel stops, waiting for a hurricane to pass, or hiding out from pirates. Holguin has many georgeous harbors, and its Bahia de Nipe is the biggest in Cuba, but the Bahia del Naranjo is by far the most appealing. its 32 km of coasts include five natural caves, seven untouched keys and 6 km coral reefs. Bahia del Naranjo has been covered into a Nature Park, full of edemic species of flora and fauna. The area offers not only beaches and warm water, but a replete belt of vegatation along the coastline that can provide days of fascinating for nature lovers. The Cayo Naranjo Aquarium is beside diving also a beautiful surprise in the park . In the center of the bay, accessible by boat, its number one atraction is the dolphin show, a fun filled act for young and old alike. Visit also the sea lion Vito.

Banes, the archaeological capital of Cuba; Gibara, also known as the Villa Blanca (White Settlement); and the capital of the province, also called Holguín, are the main towns and cities in this region, which is still just as enchanting as when Columbus stumbled upon it over 500 years ago and described it as "the most beautiful land that human eyes have ever seen."

Hispanic influence: The May Festival, which is held every year on May 3 and 4, is a clear expression of the strong Hispanic influence which remains in Holguín. This festival, which is one of the province's most-deeply-rooted traditions, consists of a pilgrimage to the Loma de la Cruz (Hill of the Cross) which winds up with lively festivities and the raising of a flag that bears the symbol of the city: the Holguín ax.

Diving and Snorkelling

Offshore, the underwater landscapes with its natural particularity are a real delight for friends of diving.

Our diving centre „Eagle Ray“ offers excellent underwater regions for snorkellers as well as for divers. „Eagle Ray“ is situated between the two hotels.

Hotels Guardalavaca

HOTEL LAS BRISAS CLUB GUARDALAVACA RESSORT & VILLAS 4*: Brisas Guardalavaca Hotel is located at Guardalavaca beach; north the eastern part of the country, in Holguin province, in perfect surroundings at the finest white sands and clear blue waters beaches. It is an all- inclusive four-star resort, ideal for family vacations, wedding ceremonies, honeymoons and tours.

HOTEL AMIGO CLUB ATLANTICO & CLUB GUARDALAVACA 3*: This all inclusive beach hotel is perfectly suited for both single travellers but also families. The hotel resort consists of the two hotels Amigo Club Atlantico and Hotel Club Amigo Guardalavaca. It has 747 rooms, 4 with facilities for guests with disabilities (air conditioner, telephone, satellite TV and safe box). 

Services&Price

Guardalavaca  

A stay in Jibacoa is perfectly combinable with an individual Cuba round trip. Please ask for our travel proposals.

Offer: 

Stay: 2 weeks (without flight to Cuba)

Offer: Double from 830,00 Euro

Program services: 

Transfer: Airport-Hotel

Accomodation: 
Havana, Double, CP Hotel Park View*, 3 Nights
Guardalavaca, Double, AI Hotel Brisas Guardalavaca 4*, 11 Nights

Single room extra charge:  from 89,00 Euro

Other island packages on application! Changes and mistakes in the program, the offer, changes in due to unpredictable Euro-/Dollar-fluctuation, hotel accomodation and price are subject to change! Excursions and program sequence are subject to the weather conditions and the daylight, as well as to technical conditions.

Further information about this offer, you can find at http://www.cuba-diving.de/DIVE-CUBA/DIVING_PLACES_CUBA/North_Coast/Guardalavaca_DC/hauptteil_guardalavaca_dc.html

Accommodation

Hotels Guardalavaca

Hotel Las Brisas Club Guardalavaca Ressort & Villas (4 Stars): Brisas Guardalavaca Hotel is located at Guardalavaca beach; north the eastern part of the country, in Holguin province, in perfect surroundings at the finest white sands and clear blue waters beaches. It is an all- inclusive four-star resort, ideal for family vacations, wedding ceremonies, honeymoons and tours.

It has 437 rooms, they all have air-conditioning, mini bar, safe deposit box ($), telephone ($) and satellite TV service.

Other resort services are:
There are 4 restaurants, a grill and 8 bars.
Besides, there’s a kids’ Club, a gym, a Jacuzzi, an internet café, a Laundromat, taxi and medical services around the clock, facilities for disabled visitors, currency exchange, souvenir and handicraft shops, diving, and special programs and offers for wedding ceremonies, birthdays, honeymoons, and VIPs, car-rental and baby-sitting, 4 swimming-pools , 2 of them for children.

There’s day and night entertainment, beauty salon, sports fields, courts, nautical sports, and horse ridding.

To the city centre of Guardalavaca: 600m. Duration of transfer from the airport Holguin to the hotel: 1,5 hours. 

Official Web site: http://www.brisasguardalavaca.com/

Hotel Amigo Club Atlantico & Club Guardalavaca (3 Stars): This all inclusive beach hotel is perfectly suited for both single travellers but also families. 

In the North of the Eastern Holguin province in a heavenly beach environment of white fine sand and navy blue crystalline water, very near Bariay, the place in which for the first time in cuban land the Admiral Christopher Colombus stood on his feet, there is the Club Amigo Atlántico Guardalavaca Hotel, a three stars all inclusive vacation resort, ideal for family vacations, weddings, honey moons, incentives and tours.

It has 747 rooms, 4 with facilities for guests with disabilities (air conditioner, telephone, satellite TV and safe box).

Other resort services are:
There are 4 swimming pools, restaurants, lobby-bar, acqua bar,mini-club, medical services, gym-sauna, money exchange, bike rent and shop.

Not Included: Massages, post office, beauty parlor,laundry, cibercafé and travel bureau.

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Flight

For flights to Cuba, please search via a search engine in your country. 

We are pleased to book you a Domestic Flight:

Domestic Flight:

RATES IN EUROS PER PAX WITH TAX INCLUDED

VALIDITY FROM 01.11.2015 to 31.10.2016


CHARTER FLIGHTS

Route

One way

Round Trip

from/to Havana

Cayo Largo (airport transfer included)

90

134

Cayo Coco

129

235

Cayo Santa Maria

100

176

from / to Varadero

Cayo Largo (airport transfer included)

106

190


SCHEDULED FLIGHTS

Route

One way

Round Trip

from/to Havana

Santiago de Cuba

166

310

Holguín

153

285

Guantanamo

168

311

Nueva Gerona

56

112

Camagüey

124

225

Baracoa

195

369

Manzanillo

145

264

Las Tunas

140

258

Bayamo

144

266


IMPORTANT NOTE:
(Please consider rebooking and cancellation conditions for domestic flights in the trade terms)
Prices are subject to currency fluctuations
In case of a booking the information of nationality, passport number and date of birth are required.
Depending on the route, customers receive electronic tickets or vouchers from Cuba4Travel that 
must be exchanged at Havanatur in Havana against tickets.
In any case, a reconfirmation of the charter domestic flights is required upon arrival in 
Cuba.
Children up to 2 years 90% discount (with no claim to occupy a seat, without free allowance). 
Children 2-11 years 25% discount.
Passengers must be 2 hours before departure at the airport
SUBJECT TO CHANGE!

NOTES:
* on flight route without remark no land transfer is included
* the YQ tax may lead to changes by the airline
* bookings must be made by mail using the model with the following data:
1 Name of the tour operator
2 Name of the traveler
3 flight number
4 departure / arrival
5 Date and Time
6 Hotel for pick up at the departure
7 Hotel at the destination
8 passport number
9 other comments

* the hotel pick-up takes place two hours before departure
* the average flight time to the Cayos is 55 minutes
* the child discount is available under the respective airlines

CANCELLATION POLICY 
* up to 30 days before the flight 10%
* 15-29 days before the flight 30%
* 14 - 7 days before the flight 60%
* 6-4 days before the flight 80%
* less than 3 days before the flight 100%

Tips

Our tip: We recommend for this region a rental car. That way you can do nice excursion on own initiative!

 

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Diving Guardalavaca

Our diving centre „Eagle Ray“ offers excellent underwater regions for snorkellers as well as for divers. „Eagle Ray“ is situated between the two hotels. 

The beaches of Guardalavaca´s coast belong to the paradises on Cuba. It is referred, when Christopher Columbus landed on this paradies place, he whispered to himself:” I have never laid eyes on such beautiful land”.
There are two contenting legends as to the origine of its name. The first part, from the spanish verb “vaca” is cow. Some say it was the prefered burial ground of pirates treasure chests, which they used to call their “vacas”, but distant relatives of the area´s original inhabitants insist that it comes from the warning call of their terrorized forefathers when they saw the pirate sails on the horizon, coming in for another pillage: Guarda la vaca - hide the cow!!
For divers this eastern diving district is a real bonanza of adorable underwater treasures in the offshore colourful coral reefs with lots of new wracks. 

Offshore, the underwater landscapes with its natural particularity are a real delight for friends of diving. 

Further information you can find at www.cuba-diving.de/DIVE-CUBA/dive_cuba.html