The Guardalavaca resort is located in the municipality of Banes, in the province of Holguin; at 800 km from Havana and at 42 km from its provincial capital.
The beaches have a sand strip of about 40 meters that extends for more than 1 ½ km. On the other side, the resort presents typical characteristics of Cuban countryside with abundant vegetation, hills, valleys and lagoons.
Guardalavaca is close to other major resorts like Playa Esmeralda and Playa Pesquero. Cayo Saetia, the colonial municipality of Gibara and the municipality of Bariay where disembarked the Admiral Christopher Columbus in 1492 are also very close. From a geographical stand point, Guardalavaca is an important region for the development of tourism.