It stretches along 32 km of coast and covers an area of 1,000 hectares. It has three small keys and an aquarium with dolphin and sea lion shows. Surrounded by lush vegetation, it also offers the option of following ecotourism paths and enjoying other outdoor activities.
Some 8 km south of the Guardalavaca beach is the largest burial ground to be found in the Antilles. Beside this archaeological cemetery is La Aldea Taína, a theme park with reconstructed scenes from the everyday lives of the native communities, with their hut-like dwellings, their customs and games.
For a long time this was the main arrival point from the sea to the whole of the north coast of the eastern provinces, turning it into a prosperous area. This coastal town, known as the Villa Blanca (white town), still boasts today the most remarkable examples of colonial architecture in the province of Holguín. Its two most important museums are the Museum of Natural Sciences and the Colonial Museum.
At the entrance to Nipe Bay, this is the largest key in the Cuban archipelago. 65% of its 42 km² of surface area is covered in natural forests which provide a habitat in which various species of exotic animals, such as antelope, zebra and deer, roam freely. It boasts a dozen small pristine beaches.