What's the weather like in Guardalavaca in January
The weather in January is pretty fair, even though it is technically considered to be winter. The cold months are certainly very mild in this part of the world, which is what makes Guardalavaca such a great holiday destination all year round.
The average temperature is around 21°C every day, with highs going as far as 25°C and temperate lows of 17°C. This is certainly still t-shirt weather! This means you will still have to watch out for sunburn even though it may be a cooler time of year: you can still burn easily if you do not protect your skin.
There are an average of 8 hours a day of sunshine, all of which heats up the sea pretty nicely. Average temperatures there can rise up to 26°C daily, which makes it a lovely temperature for a swim. You may even feel chilly when you leave the water, since the temperatures are so high.
The mild climate here also extends to the rainfall. There is only 69mm of rain expected during this month, which will mean around 6 days of rainfall in total. That's not bad at all, and definitely means you can get away with your holiday in Cuba being totally dry if you are lucky. Rainfall in September is up to over 160mm, so if you are looking for a week or two without having to worry about big rainstorms, then this is definitely the right end of the year to be looking at.
This is however the 'coldest' month, so keep that in mind. On the one hand, it means you may want to schedule your stay for another month to get the higher temperatures. On the other hand, it means it is never going to get any colder than it is now which is absolutely great when you consider how mild the temperatures are. You may even beat the tourist crowds this month.
Guardalavaca Hotels for January
The Brisas Guardalavaca Hotel is perfect for couples, who will be able to find romance here even more particularly when it is the winter season so January is the perfect time to visit. It does open right on to the beach, and don't be put off by the month: you will still want to go for a swim and rest on the golden sands. One of their unique facilities is a jungle-themed café with leafy green foliage winding its way throughout the room.
The Hostal Finca La Esperanza is a bed and breakfast where you will be greeted by the warm and friendly hosts, Victor and Tanya. They have been running the B&B for years and are well known by many repeat visitors for the authentic Cuban cuisine they provide as well as their memorable hospitality. This large family-run building also offers its own pool.
The Hostal Carmen is a great place for you to experience life like a local, all under the watchful eye of Carmen. She will serve up beautiful food in this small and tranquil guest house, which is set back a little way from the coast for those who are not worried about going into the sea in winter. It is perfect for solo travellers who might wish to find a bit of company in their host.
Guardalavaca Beaches in January
Pesquero Beach is known for beautiful features such as pure white sand, clear blue waters heated to 26°C by the sun, and lush mangrove forests which can extend down to the water. The vegetation here is truly wonderful, making you realise that you are in an exotic location - and a fantastic one at that. The shore is where you will find a variety of shops and restaurants where you can grab a bite to eat, relax with friends, or get in out of the sun for a few hours at midday. It's possible to sit back and relax on this beach, or to get a little more active and enjoy some water sports.
Bars and Restaurants
Dona Dora is a pizzeria with a unique look the pink walls of the interior are decorated with hundreds of tribal masks of every shape and size. They look down on a small and intimate restaurant with a full bar, where you can enjoy meals at low prices.
The Colonial 1545 is one of the historic buildings which has been converted into a restaurant, allowing you to eat in a magnificent setting. You can also head outside onto a patio if you wish, where you will be able to watch the world go by. The food is Cuban cuisine and certainly offers a lot of great choice for visitors.
Exkisite serves American food, which might be a great novelty appeal for those who have been dining in the local venues. Their menu includes cheeseburgers, fries with cheese, pancakes dripping with golden syrup, ribs, tacos, and so much more. It could even be a home away from home for US visitors!
Things to do in Guardalavaca in January
Though January may be colder than the summer months, it's still warm enough to go and explore the Chorro de Maita Museum. This is an archaeological site which has preserved the remains and ruins of aboriginal peoples, showcasing the way they used to live. It's a very interesting site and will teach you a lot about the history of the area.
If you want to get to know local customs better, you can also stop off at a café, bar, or restaurant where live music is playing. Music is an important part of Cuban life and culture, so to see the local musicians playing their style of music in a live setting will really help you to understand why they love it so much.