Exploring Guardalavaca on Your Cuba Holidays


Swimming with Dolphins

Swimming with dolphins is a once in a lifetime experience, and on your Cuba holidays there are two main resorts where you can take part in this incredible activity: Varadero and Guardalavaca.

The dolphinarium at Guardalavaca is based in a lagoon and the dolphins are allowed to swim in the sea whenever they desire. As well as splashing around with these playful porpoises you will have plenty of opportunity for photographs, including the famous ‘dolphin kiss’ where you are kissed on the cheek by two friendly dolphins simultaneously; the photograph certainly makes for a great souvenir of your Cuba holidays. A peck on the cheek isn’t the only trick that these friendly dolphins are capable of; they will sing to you in a series of clicks, dance with you and even flip you in the air. If you can’t swim then you may want to just stick to the hour-long dolphin show which is certain to be a hit with children on their Cuba holidays. The dolphins put on an excellent show which involves dancing the Macarena and jumping through plastic hoops.

Enjoy a Relaxing Massage

The Cuba luxury hotel of Paridisus Rio De Oro can be paired with a Havana holidays as the antithesis to a bustling city break, or simply enjoyed alone as a longer Cuba holidays. This all-inclusive resort includes a number of daytime excursions in the price of its package. However, it is best known for the luxury massages that it provides, which are considered to be among the best in Cuba. Not only does the spa offer a wide range of treatments, but it overlooks one of the world’s most beautiful coral reefs. The signature massage is with volcanic Obsidian stones which are believed to offer cleansing properties to the body and soothing properties to the mind, providing the perfect relaxing treatment on your Cuba holidays.

Take a Train Ride

The small town of Santa Lucia lies to the west of Guardalavaca and is definitely worth visiting whilst on your Cuba holidays. From here you can take a trip by steam train deep into the Cuban countryside. As you chug along you are sure to spot many beautiful sites from the high-rise Cuban luxury hotels of Guardalavaca to the scenic sugar plantations which are located a little way from the main resort. The train provides a photo stop at the Columbus Monument, which commemorates the place on the island where Columbus first landed in 1492. The tour also takes in a theatrical production at one of the local theatres, which is sure to include typical Cuban dance and cabaret. A romantic horse-drawn buggy will collect you from the theatre, where the starlight ride home will provide the perfect ending to your Cuba holidays.

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