Playa Guardalavaca, Playa Pesquero, Playa Esmeralda, Playa Blanca and Playa Yuraguanel are among the best beaches in Holguin. Choose any of them and you will surely be amazed by the white and soft sand and the crystal clear, warm waters.
Beaches at Guardalavaca ( Holguin ) are beautiful but short. They are cove type beaches , rather than a long continuous stretch, as at Varadero and the Cayos. Lots of trees for shade, beautiful turquoise water, and good snorkelling opportunities.
Cuba’s third largest city, Holguin , registers on the radar of travelers who are visiting the beautiful beaches of Guardalavaca, located about 50 kilometers north of the city. But a swing through Holguin’s pretty and clean historical center is also worth your time if you’ve made it this far east in Cuba.
Holguin has been the birthplace of great poets, warriors during the Cuban revolution, and has created a stunning landscape of famous beaches, mountains, lush parks and vegetation throughout the city, and an offshore coral reef making it the perfect Cuban destination for a nature-filled, stunning vacation.
Holguin holds something like 30% of the islands vegetation and is also known to be warmer . The beaches can be very nice depending on where you are staying and the snorkelling is abundant. Varadero on the other hand does have more action going on. There are more disco’s to go to so more nightlife.
Come out and playa: 6 of the best beaches in Cuba Varadero. With heart-melting destinations like Cienfuegos and Trinidad on the south coast, you know it’s going to be a good scene down there. Playa Ancon & La Boca. Playa Paraiso. Cayo Rico. Baracoa. Playa Los Pinos.
Because Cuba’s beaches sit on the Caribbean, sharks are sometimes in the vicinity. This is part of the reason it is inadvisable to go swimming in the early evening or at night, when sharks tend to be the most active. The biggest concern at Cuban beaches is keeping your valuables safe while you’re in the water.
Don’t eat raw vegetables, fruits, or eggs These are all considered “high risk” foods are great examples of what not to eat in Cuba . The International Association for Medical Assistance for Travellers (IAMAT) offers this piece of advice: “BOIL IT, COOK IT, PEEL IT, OR FORGET IT.”
As in any country, crime is a concern in Cuba . Thankfully, violent crime is rare, but thieves won’t hesitate to steal your belongings, especially cameras. When on the beach or walking through Havana, don’t set your stuff down. Always keep your cameras, wallets, purses, passports, and other valuables close to your body.
The Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) announced that the Varadero resort destination is preparing to open for international tourists on October 15. Resorts in Holguin , on Cuba’s east coast, will open its hotels again on November 3. Cubans will not have access to these areas to prevent possible COVID-19 transmission.
Tens of thousands of Cubans had used the five-year visitor visa to travel , often repeatedly, to the United States . They now can only get a visa that is valid for one trip during a three-month period.
We enjoyed both for different reasons. Varadero gives you lots of opportunities to get out and about where as Cayo Coco is much more resort based. The standards of hotels are more modern in Varadero than in Cayo Coco but thats not necessarily a negative! The beaches in Cayo Coco are amazing!!
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