Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort and Spa
Large, all-inclusive resort hotel on a lovely beach, offering comprehensive facilities not commonly found in Cuba outside Varadero.
The all-inclusive adults-only Paradisus Rio de Oro belongs to the Spanish Meliá chain. The hotel is perched on a low rocky cliff overlooking Playa Esmeralda, 5km from the resort of Guadalavaca with its swathes of picture postcard white sand beaches and horseshoe bays. It is set within an attractive tropical garden and linked by a wooden bridge over a large pond to two sister properties.
Rooms are smartly decorated, many with murals, colourful rugs and textiles, and are equipped with modern amenities and a veranda or terrace. There are several semi-detached bungalows with a private terrace and outdoor shower, and two large private villas with private swimming pools.
There are numerous restaurants and bars to choose from, a large open-plan lounge and nightly entertainment. Leisure facilities include two pools tennis courts, Jacuzzi, sauna, massage and an array of water sports. The main beach is lovely, with hammocks slung between palms, and there are also semi-private coves that can be accessed through the grounds.
Your edit for Latin American inspiration
Our exciting range of articles on Latin America explore everything from iconic destinations and lesser-known cultural gems to delicious traditional recipes. You’ll also find exclusive travel tips, first-hand client reviews and the chance to get your personal questions answered by our travel experts.View Extraordinary Inspiration
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
Millie Davies - Travel Expert
Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.