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Holidays in Guardalavaca

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.

27 °C

June is the hottest month with an average temperature of 27°C while the winters are warm too with an average of 21°C.

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9.5 Hours

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.

Recommended offers in Guardalavaca

Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa

14 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Adult Only 18+
  • Beachfront setting
  • Upto $1000 resort credit vouchers

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 6296 reviews

What is included ?

20kg Standard Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 20kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
Your choice of meal
Tasty in-flight meals are included on longer flights. Plus, they're fresh and packed with flavour.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Return Transfers
At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
Resort Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
Enhanced Quality Monitoring
Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
Manage through Holiday App
Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

£1277

Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa Royal Service

14 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Upto $1000 resort credit discount vouchers
  • Adult Only 18+
  • Secluded beach area

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 6296 reviews

What is included ?

20kg Standard Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 20kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
Your choice of meal
Tasty in-flight meals are included on longer flights. Plus, they're fresh and packed with flavour.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Return Transfers
At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
Resort Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
Enhanced Quality Monitoring
Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
Manage through Holiday App
Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

£1656

Sol Rio de Luna & Mares Resort

14 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Directly on a stunning white sandy beach
  • Four themed restaurants
  • Two swimming pools

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 6683 reviews

What is included ?

20kg Standard Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 20kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
Your choice of meal
Tasty in-flight meals are included on longer flights. Plus, they're fresh and packed with flavour.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Return Transfers
At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
Resort Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
Enhanced Quality Monitoring
Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
Manage through Holiday App
Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

Brisas Guardalavaca

14 Nights, All Inclusive
Hotel highlights
  • Overlooking Guardalavaca beach
  • Six restaurants
  • 10 bars

TripAdvisor Traveller rating

Based on 4854 reviews

What is included ?

20kg Standard Luggage Allowance
Your holiday cost includes one hold bag (per person) with a weight allowance of 20kgs. You can add extra luggage allowance on our Flight Extras page before you confirm your booking.
Your choice of meal
Tasty in-flight meals are included on longer flights. Plus, they're fresh and packed with flavour.
ATOL Protection
This flight inclusive package is financially protected under ATOL 1179 held by Thomas Cook Tour Operations Limited.
Return Transfers
At the airport when you arrive, you’ll be met by our Resort team and taken to your Hotel. Not all our coaches have a rep on board but our drivers know which hotels to stop at.
24hr Hotel Satisfaction Promise
If on arrival something in your hotel doesn’t live up to our description, we’ll take care of it within 24-hours. In the unlikely event that we can’t fix it for you, we’ll send you a voucher for 25% of what you paid for your holiday, or we’ll fly you home and refund the cost of your holiday.
Resort Service
We’re available for you to connect with us 24/7, you can reach us on holiday through our 24hr helpline, SMS, WhatsApp, Email and live chat. We also have a team in resort and if you need to see a rep while you’re on holiday, we’ll do our best to arrange this for you.
Enhanced Quality Monitoring
Our Quality Managers work together with the hotels to make sure that our high standards are constantly met. We work closely to make sure that the quality, service and hospitality live up to your expectations.
Manage through Holiday App
Manage your holiday from start to finish by downloading our My Holiday App. Use our features to order your currency, check-in online, book your excursions in the resort, add extra baggage and more. Log in using your MyAccount details to explore and access information 24-hours a day.

£1011

RESORTS NEAR GUARDALAVACA


HOLIDAYS IN GUARDALAVACA


Guardalavaca is best for

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.


Fast facts

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


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Getting around

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. 


Events

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. 


Why choose Thomas Cook

With hotels available to suit every person and every budget look no further than Thomas Cook for your getaway this year!

  • Thousands of hotels to choose from
  • Dedicated online customer service
  • 178 years of travel experience
  • Award winning travel company
  • Thousands of destinations worldwide

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