Guardalavaca Beach is the largest natural resort in Holguin province and one of the most important in Cuba. It is located on the northern coast of the municipality of Banes, about 30 kilometers from the capital city of the same name.
Piedra Pescuezo (Stone Neck) was a symbol on this beach in the 40's, 50's and early 60's and was in itself one of the key attractions for vacationers who came to this beach to enjoy a healthy life.
From this stone swimmers used to dive into the warm waters of the Atlantic. It was ideal for the way it was located, as it was used as a natural springboard to launch into the sea.
It had the shape of a human neck (hence the name) which emerged from the shore of the beach and jutted out several meters into the sea with its large size.
Today, vacationers visiting Guardalavaca cannot really appreciate this natural element that a long time ago was one of the natural beauties of this beach. The passage of time has allowed the north coast beach to gradually emerge, until it left behind the huge rock buried in the sand.
Only photos taken in the 40's show the full extent of the majesty of Piedra Pescuezo. Current images show the changing appearance of the beach.
With Information from www.radiobanes.icrt.cu