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Top Choice Seafood in Guardalavaca

El Ancla

On a rocky promontory of land at the far western end of Guardalavaca beach, this glass-walled restaurant is a fine spot to spend a few hours dining and sea gazing. The 180-degree view is outrageous. Somehow it didn'…
Museum in Guardalavaca

Museo Chorro de Maita

This archaeological-site-based museum protects the remains of an excavated Indian village and cemetery, including the well-preserved remains of 62 human skeletons and the bones of a barkless dog. The village dates f…
Nature Reserve in Guardalavaca

Las Guanas Eco-Archaeological Trail

At the end of the Playa Esmeralda road is this self-guided hike, which at CUC$3 for 1km, is quite possibly Cuba's (and one of the world's) most expensive trail. Walk slowly to get your money's worth! The marked rout…
Cuban in Guardalavaca

El Uvero

Four kilometers and a short taxi ride east of Guardalavaca's main resort strip, this modest-looking local house in the village of Cuatro Caminos is well worth the small effort to get here. Pride of the menu is the t…
Village in Guardalavaca

Aldea Taína

The reconstructed Aldea Taína features life-sized models of native dwellings and figures in a replicated indigenous village. Native dance rituals are staged here and there’s also a restaurant. You can usually tag al…
Bar in Guardalavaca

Bar Pirata

Right on the sand at Guardalavaca's liveliest strip of beach, Pirata is your standard beach shack with beer, music and enough ingredients to muster up a sand-free sandwich lunch. It's accessed via the flea market ju…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Guardalavaca

Boulevard

This touristy, open-air handicraft market caters to resort clients from the surrounding area. It flogs crafts, postcards, cheap clothing and Che Guevara – there's nothing much outside the knickknack box.
Bar in Guardalavaca

La Rueda

An alfresco bar in the Boulevard flea market that provides a welcome haven from the resorts. Small snacks and ice cream are also available.
Shopping Center in Guardalavaca

Centro Comerical los Flamboyanes

Guardalavaca's small, slightly grotty shopping mall has a limited cache of stores, including a handy Casa del Habano that has all the smoke you need and then some. It's at the entrance to the Guardalavaca resorts on…