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The archaeological museum at "Chorro de Maita" is an interesting excursion. Considered to be one of the most significant burial grounds in the Caribbean area, the "Chorro de Maita" site is a village and a burial ground of Arawak Indians dating back to 1490-1540. Diggings in this site discovered 108 remains - including the skeleton of a European.
Your stay in Guardalavaca won't be complete without a visit to the nearby Dolphin Aquarium. Here you will have a chance to see some of the most loved mammals in the world perform and learn about their habits in a natural environment. Swimming with the dolphins is also an option at the Aquarium.
Legend states that the area of Guardalavaca was a favourite place for pirates and buccaneers due to the isolation and low population. In fact, the name Guardalavaca means "put the cow away", said to be from the settlers hiding their cattle when they saw the raiding vessels approach the shore. Rumours speak of hidden treasures buried along the coastline of the Holguin province waiting to be dug out from under the sands.
The resort area of Guardalavaca offers visitors a secluded tropical setting and has quickly grown to be the second largest tourist destination in Cuba. The clean, warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean are calm and offer great conditions for watersports. Guardalavaca is an ideal place for those who want to get away from it all.