Guardalavaca stretches over 3 km of beach among steep cliffs, facing the Atlantic Ocean, 54 km north-east of Holguín province.
Its warm, quiet waters, turquoise blue in color, are protected by coral reefs.
It is packed with locals where there is about three beach bars and great music with much dancing.
Guardalavaca (meaning Hide the Cow) is called “Cuba’s Archeological Capital”. As legend has it, XVI and XVII century Spanish settlers used it as a hide out for their cattle, to avoid being ransacked by the corsairs and pirates frequently visiting the island in search of booty.