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“nice from a distance” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Guardalavaca Beach

Guardalavaca Beach
56km (35 miles) N of Holguin, Holguin, Cuba
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Ranked #6 of 19 attractions in Holguin
Type: Beaches
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Ottawa, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“nice from a distance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I only saw this beach from a distance at the market in Guardalavaca, but it seemed to be quite sandy and nice. Didn't have time to swim there, but will go next time!

Visited January 2014
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Norval, Ontario, Canada
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“Not worth the trip or lost time”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Our resort allowed artisans to come in and set up. They changed up every day. Most of what we found on our resort was also found at the market at Guardalavaca. It felt less safe there, and less comfortable. Nice beach, but nothing too special from my experience.

Visited January 2014
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Poole, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The Guardalavaca "public" beach as it is known, is just gorgeous; pristine clear turquoise water and beautiful powder soft white sand. There are a couple of café/bars on the beach where you can sit and while away a few hours taking in the lovely views and soaking up the atmosphere with a cold beer in hand!

You can access the beach via the boardwalk at Brisas or by walking straight through the market place from the mainroad.. also look for the El Ancla restaurant up on the ledge at the far end of the beach, where you can grab a bite to eat or just sit outside and enjoy its amazing panoramic coastal views whilst suffering another beer..lol.... Enjoy.

Visited September 2013
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Kincardine, Canada
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“Pristine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This is an absolutely gorgeous beach, with white sand and clean, blue waters. I'm not a fan of the beach, but this one is so beautiful, I just had to visit. Nearby is the market, which has a good variety of local souvenirs.

Visited December 2013
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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“beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

lovely beach a place to meet the locals - small market too good to find those trinkets to bring home - most speak English and very friendly

Visited December 2013
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