The eastern Cuban province of Holguin, full of attractions for the active rest, has in its favor the diversity that make up the nature, history, culture and traditional options of sun and beach for all tastes. In that broad spectrum special attention concentrated Guardalavaca Beach, a perfect combination of fine sand and sea, marked by the vicinity of the mountains and the green vegetation characterized your environment. In particular, Guardalavaca is a beach in the form of shell with a length of thousand 700 meters and an average width of the sol sandy stretch of 50 meters.
Fine, white sand and crystal clear waters make up the spa area, flanked to the north by a coralline barrier and on the south by forests and hills of thick and green vegetation. It is noteworthy that it was recorded in the logbook of the Genoese navigator Christopher Columbus, who considered it to be among the most significant findings made by your expedition in the largest of the Antilles. Traditions and legends attribute their name to the activity of the pirates in the Caribbean region, since it was referred to as the site preferred by the buccaneers to hide their loot (also called "cows").
This designation is also linked to the alert that issued the natives to the proximity of the looters coming by sea, where the cry of "Saves the Cow" warned all the danger they represented. This area was the seat of the so-called trade also rescue, that was the name that you gave the locals smuggling with the buccaneers made of skins of livestock in exchange of goods in Europe. Just a few steps from the sea begins the domain of the green and lush vegetation, where the Cuban countryside imposes its class to offer to the tourism, a unique show that blends the blue of the sea with the traditional. Valleys and hills are combined with a unique vegetation and fauna that shows the national bird Tocororo, accompanied by woodpeckers, parakeets, cateyes, macaws, jutías congas, aboriginal manatee and even wild horses.
The rest programs allow you to discover by sea Caribbean sites of the north coast of Cuba, with high natural values, cultural and historical itineraries that arrive to the archeological museum of Chorro de Maíta, as well as Gibara, town of fishermen and with a well preserved colonial architecture.
The sunset in Guardalavaca is a unique formulation that contrasts the progressive predominance of green vegetation on the blue sea of the small strip of beach, protected by way of sentinel silencer by a barrier of coral that gives quietness to their waters. In addition, for vacationers are available excursions to the National Park Bay of Naranjo, swimming with dolphins, horse-riding and jet skis by the Bay of Vita. In this way, the geography prevailing in the region has permeated to Guardalavaca and to the other beaches of the north of Holguín, certain characteristics that makes it different from most of the existing in the rest of the island.