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Hotel Rio de Oro

The luxurious 5 stars Hotel Rio de Oro, located in Playa Esmeralda, west of Guardalavaca, Holguin, is one of the best all-inclusive hotel in the eastern provinces at front of one of the most beautiful coralline barriers in the world.

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Edging up to talcum-fine sands that shelve into waters of Maxfield Parrish-like turquoise blues, it has a superb locale. The snorkeling is splendid.

The resort is surrounded on three sides by woodland and a swampy lagoon, good for birding.

Villa Pool

This resort in Esmeralda Beach, inside the Bahía de Naranjo Natural Park at the northeastern area of Holguín is inserted into an impressive marine lookout walled by an imposing coral reef, with three picturesque small coves called "Las Caleticas" with direct access from the complex.

Hotel Rio de Oro is recommended for Events and Incentives, Weddings and Honeymoons.

Hotel Pool

It has wide and modern rooms with balconies or terraces and views to beautiful gardens and the ocean; with a modern and well equipped hall for meetings.

Two exclusive Garden Villas that include pool, Jacuzzi and private sauna; also this hotel offers a great variety of restaurants and bars, where you can enjoy the best in Melia’s haute cuisine.

With the Ultra All Inclusive system and only for adults this magnificence resort reserves day activities and night shows, sports, diving in the sea for beginners and certified divers, not imagined luxuries of romanticism surrounded and of a Nature that captures who arrives looking for an eddy of peace to this paradisiacal place.


Hotel Rio de Oro is considered an echo-resort for their harmony with the surprising nature that surrounds him, very near to the area baptized by Christopher Columbus like "The most beautiful earth that human eyes have seen".

Nigel Alexander Hunt

Welcome to my site dedicated to the Hotel Paradisus Rio de Oro in Playa Esmeralda, Holguin, Cuba. I am "poco a poco" researching and updating it with the aim to provide as complete as possible record of the hotel's ancient and recent history; bearing in mind that the goings-on today may one day be of historical interest.

My site is NOT the official website of the current hotel operator, and is by no means endorsed by them; but I am grateful for their help with the research.

You can make from this site room reservations through the Bizloco eTravel System operated by Cubaism Ltd.

Best wishes for 2019

Nigel Alexander Hunt