The name means Watch the Cow and possibly has something to do with the fact that during the XVIII century, Buccaneers traded cattle and foodstuff with Creole traders reluctant to obey strict Spanish colonial trading regulations. It is said the beach was used for these shipping. Guardalavaca is the ideal destination for Cuba holidays . The best way to start twin centre holidays in Cuba. The self-contained beach resort consists of five hotels and limited infrastructure covering 1,8 Km. of oceanfront.
The main beach runs westward from Hotel Atlantico and extends 800 Mts. The width of the beach fluctuates in between 60 and 100 Mts. Bay grapes, mahogany, almond and Flame tree naturally shelter a great area of this beach. Visitors will find the vegetation very convenient to protect themselves against excessive sunray exposure. The beach area is serviced by small thatched roof restaurant and bars, water sport facilities and at the very west of the beach, a re-known diving center.
Eastward from the mentioned hotel, small cove beaches are to be found, these are separated by coral outcrops till the beach that faces hotel Las Brisas which measures 400 mts till the inlet to the western side of the building. There a small water sport base is catering the tourists lodged at the hotel. Past the inlet, comes another rocky area till Los Cayuelos beach restaurant which faces another excellent beach extending eastward some 700 Mts., till the rocky coral key marking the end of the resort.