- Destination: Holguin
- Open: Daily
- Address From: Holguin, Cuba
Description Beaches: Yaraguanal Beach, Holguin. Cuba
There are 41 beaches in Holguin and Guardalavaca, which means watch the cow, was the first one developed back in the 1980s. Fidel Castro opened the first resort with a swim in the pool. Now, Playa Esmeralda, Playa Pesquero sometimes called Costa Verde) and Playa Yuraguanal also have all-inclusive resorts.
Playa Yuraguanal is a private stretch of man-made beach approximately 800 meters long located at the west of Guardalavaca.
Guardalavaca has the widest beach and is most popular with the locals. There are even friendly vendors selling coconuts, cold drinks and snacks. Playa Esmeralda, Playa Pesquero and Playa Yuraguanal are significantly more private.
The area’s hotels are all-inclusive properties so most vacationers stay on their resorts. However, you can rent cars and mopeds and swimming with the dolphins at nearby the Bahia Naranjo nature reserve has become a MUST-DO excursion for many visitors.
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Yaraguanal Beach is located in Holguin
In over 25 miles (40 kilometers), the northern coastline of Holguín has 41 beaches. Guardalavaca and Esmeralda are the most popular beaches among foreign tourists. Pesquero Beach has scores of fascinating natural sites, both under and above water; Don Lino Beach combines open areas, architecture and the natural surroundings; and Blanca Beach is very close to Cayo Bariay, where Admiral Christopher Columbus first set foot on Cuban soil, during his first voyage to the New World. Cayo Saetía is northeast of Holguín. This natural spot has 12 virgin beaches.