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Guardalavaca Cuba




Guardalavaca is a Cuban City located in the province of Holguin. Guardalavaca is an ideal subtropical beach with 1.5 km stretch of beach, lagoons, marine vegetation along with adjoining hills and valleys.
The geographical coordinates of Guardalavaca are 21d 7m 12s (Latitude) and -75d -50m 2s(Longitude) The name "Guardalavaca" has indeed a very interesting origin. It is a well known fact that the Cuban islands at one point of time had been a plundering favorite of sea pirates. The story goes that in order to warn fellow men of the pirates steeling their cows, the natives would shout "Guarda la vaca". This place goes down in history not only as one of the last strongholds of Cuban aborigines or the discovery of Christopher Columbus but also as an important city in terms of Spanish colonialism in America.

Museums in Guardalavaca

Guardalavaca draws a large number of tourists because of its cultural history dating back to the Mayan civilization. Some of the thousands of Mesoamerican artifacts excavated so far are on display in three of Guardalavaca's museums-Museum Chorro de Maíta, Museo provincial de Holguin and Museo Indocubano Bani.

A Few Useful Trivia About Guardalavaca:

Adjoining Major Cities: Holguin, Puerto Principe, Santiago, Santa Clara and Carrefour

Main language spoken: Spanish

Weather: Ideal seaside climate, neither too hot nor too cold, aired by marine breeze.

Adjoining water body: Atlantic Ocean

Guardalavaca is one of the most important tourist destinations of Cuba and your knowledge of the Cuba's pre-Spanish culture remains incomplete without a visit to Guardalavaca's museums.




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