Located in the north-east of the Holguín Province, Guardalavaca is a town loaded with stunning scenery and idyllic beaches. With the beaches of Playa Esmeralda, Playa Pesquero, Playa Guardalavaca and Playa Las Brisas, any lovers of sun, sea and sand are bound to be kept satisfied. Although, it is the namesake beach that is the true treasure. The 1500 meters of platinum-blond sands, strewn with palms and sea grape trees, and turquoise seas make Playa Guardalavaca a delight difficult to ignore. For anyone in search of entertainment, dolphin swimming, snorkelling and horse riding are offered in the surrounding areas, and the offshore aquarium at Bahía de Naranjo is bound to be a hit with adults and kids alike. Culture-lovers, meanwhile, can head south of the town to Aldea Taíno, a life-size reconstruction of a Taíno (the indigenous inhabitants of Cuba) village. Although one of the most pleasurable pastimes of Guardalavaca is to rent a bike and explore the gorgeous landscape.