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Guardalavaca is a laid-back beach resort on the Caribbean coast of Cuba. Famous for its postcard-worthy beaches, Guardalavca’s shore is a mesmerising sweep of white sand, with inviting clear waters that provide superb diving, sailing and even swimming with dolphins. 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.
June is the hottest month with an average temperature of 27°C while the winters are warm too with an average of 21°C.
Holguin Airport (HOG).
Book a Thomas Cook holiday to Guardalavaca to visit the palm-strewn beaches of the Caribbean and experience the finest diving sites on the coast.
What is included ?
What is included ?
Couples: Spend the sunny days relaxing on the deck of a catamaran and the balmy nights drinking cocktails on the waterfront.
Beach lovers: The pristine coastline is a beach lover’s paradise, with pure white sand and swaying palm trees.
Divers: Guardalavaca is a spectacular place to dive, with excellent visibility and a wealth of underwater sites to explore.
Language: The language spoken in Guardalavaca is Spanish
Currency: The currency used in Guardalavaca is the peso
Local time: Guardalavaca is 5 hours behind GMT/UK time.
Fly to: José Martí International Airport.
Flight time from UK: The flight time to Guardalavaca is 10 hours.
Tourist Information: Further Guardalavaca tourist information can be found at http://gocuba.ca/client/destinations/show.php?destination_id=5
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cuba for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Guardalavaca
Find out more: Read our blog on travel to Cuba from Head of Customer Welfare Carol MacKenzie
By taxi: Taxis are easy to find in Guardalavaca, and are always available at the airport for transfers. Hotels can arrange taxis for day trips, although they can be an expensive option for long journeys.
By bike: Bicycles and mopeds are a popular way of getting around Guardalavaca. Many hotels will provide bicycles free of charge, or at least very cheaply. A driving license is required for moped hire.
By bus: The open-top buses provide an affordable, hop on/hop off method of transport and are handy for getting to nearby towns and cities.
Full moon festival: In December, the Full Moon Festival takes place for three days in Guardalavaca. The event attracts locals and visitors to experience the live music, dancing and market stalls. Forget English music festivals in fields – this one takes place on the golden sands of Guardalavaca’s beautiful beach.
Carnival: Cuba is an exciting place to celebrate Carnival, which takes place every year in August. There are lots of celebrations to experience in the nearby city of Holguin, around 45 minutes’ drive from Guardalavaca. Festivities include parades, musical performances, costumes and a big party atmosphere.
Holidays In Guardalavaca