Guardalavaca Beach is a great place to go if your idea of the perfect beach is an unspoiled stretch of white sand flanked by swaying palm trees. The beaches in Cuba are among the prettiest in the Caribbean, and now that there has been a change about legal travel to Cuba, it is easier than ever to sink your toes in the sand at these beaches. Guardalavaca, a town located on the northern shore of Cuba, is home to two miles of serene beaches.
With its location facing the Atlantic Ocean, Playa Guardalavaca is popular for its calm waters and scenic steep cliffs. The turquoise waters are protected by off shore coral reefs, making for both ideal swimming conditions and beautiful underwater marine life for those travelers that are interested in snorkeling. Other beaches in town are Playa Esmeralda, Don Lino, and Bahia de Naranjo, and these are all beautiful as well.
Beyond the natural beauty, another reason travelers choose Guardalavaca beaches is for the local all-inclusive resorts. These luxurious resorts offer a wide range of services and amenities as well as access to the unspoiled beaches of Guardalavaca. Some travelers might wonder about the strange name—it actually translates to “Guard the Cow”—derived from the fact that Spanish settlers used to hide their cattle from pirates in this very spot.
Adventurous travelers are drawn to Playa Guardalavaca for a whole different reason. This beach is also home to a series of underwater caves that are perfect for scuba diving. From relaxing days of sunbathing to adventures in these underwater caves, you can plan any type of vacation at this Cuban beach. Other beaches in Cuba to check out on your visit include Playa Pilar, Playa Sirena, and Ancon Beach.