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.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
This is a brilliant place to stay. Great service and food. Also, we were given a Cabana, even though we had not booked one. We may very well return to stay here.JW, Bedford
Tailor made holiday
Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
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.
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
Real Latin America Experts
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert
Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert
Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
Evie Oswald - Travel Expert
It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.
Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
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.
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.