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Tracy McCully

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Holguin, CUBA

Year: 2006

7 night all-inclusive package at the 3.5-star Brisas Guardalavaca in a villa room with Signature Vacations

This is a very basic resort.  The beach was nice.  I highly recommend paying the extra cost (which is minimal) to stay in the villa section.  It's much nicer. The hotel section is a high-rise and the main pool area is quite loud at night should you have an oceanview room.

The villa section is about a 5-minute walk to the hotel section.  The villa section is quieter and has its own pool and restaurant for breakfast.

The staff are very friendly and helpful.

We took the excursion to the aquarium to swim with the dolphins.  My friends kids enjoyed it.  We also took the Holguin excursion which included a tour of a cigar factory.  This tour made me nauseated. If you do not smoke then I suggest you skip it.  There is a lot of poverty so it can be an eye-opener to some.