Holguín

Holguín

Things to do - general

This province comprises 13 municipalities and its capital is Holguín, a locality that received the title of city and government tenure in 1752, although its origins date back to the establishment, by Don Francisco García de Holguín, of the San isidoro de Holguín Ranch, presumably in 1545. Considered the country’s third destination, its tourist infrastructure is concentrated in the capital city, where the international airport is located, and on its northern coast.

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Languages spokenSpanish
Currency usedCuban Convertible Peso
Area (km2)9 293 km²

Sports & nature

The predominant relief is mountainous and it is the site of the largest nickel plus cobalt open cast mine in the world. Pinares de Mayarí, stunning because of its picturesque, it is 995m above sea level, on La Mensura plateau, and is habitat to more than 300 endemic species of flora and more than 90 bird species, 21 of them endemic. There, excursions lead nature lovers to places such as El Guayabo, a 240m waterfall, or La Sabina ecological path. The principal tourist circuit extends from Gibara to Cayo Saetía. Christopher Columbus landed along these coasts, trough Bariay, perpetuating the Commemorative Monument of the Half Century of the Meeting of Two Cultures. Guardalavaca, Esmeralda, Pesquero and Yuraguanal beaches are characterized for theirturquoise and tranquil waters, surrounded by elevations and dense vegetation, a beautiful blue green contrast in wich a hotel network is inserted into the coastal panorama. Also there is a dolphinarium in Bahía de Naranjo, and an international marina in Bahía de Vita, a nautical base in Boca de Samá and three international scuba diving center. Guardalavaca was the genesis of the tourists center, wich is why it has the greatest amount of hotels and complementary installations and a international clinic. Some 6km away are the Chorro de Maíta, an indigenous cemetery that features all the forms of burials of the Caribbean and the Taino indigenous settlement. Also, conceived as a Natural Reserve, at the entrance to the Bay of Nipe, the Cuba's largest, takes up an area of 42km2 with beaches and an open natural park, in which exotic and native animals roam freely. It can be accessed by road, by air and by sea, to its own mooring.

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Nightlife info

Holguín has as various cultural institutions, cultural squares, nightclubs and other places to dance and listen to music. For example there is a nightclub dedicated to the famous english band The Beatles. In Holguín every year is celebrated the "Festival de Cine Pobre" in Gibara town, a very important event to young creators.

Culture and history info

The urbanization of the city of Holguín is outlined by a central axis of six parks, thus its pseudonym of City of Parks. The most important symbol is the Loma de la Cruz-with a 458-step stairway- the highest point and look out point par excellence, scenario of the pilgrimages in the traditional Romerías de Mayo celebrations. Holguín also has a beautiful boulevard with some shoppings and cafeterias.

Brisas Guardalavaca

Brisas Guardalavaca

Guardalavaca Beach,, Guardalavaca
Brisas Guardalavaca Hotel , located in one of the most beautiful beaches of Cuba, Guardalavaca beach More info
Paradisus Río de Oro Resort & Spa

Paradisus Río de Oro Resort & Spa

Playa Esmeralda, Guardalavaca
Hotel with a large lobby styled like a native village and a very typical courtyard welcoming guests More info
Sol Río de Luna y Mares

Sol Río de Luna y Mares

Playa Esmeralda, Guardalavaca
Two hotels in one, where guests enjoy superb service. The Sol Río de Luna y Mares offers a wide rang More info
Villa Cayo Saetia

Villa Cayo Saetia

Cayo Saetia, , Holguín
This villa is named after the cay in which it is located. Beautiful landscape of the northern coast More info
Villa Pinares de Mayari

Villa Pinares de Mayari

La Mensura, Pinares de Mayarí, Mayarí, Holguín
It is located in the Pinares de Mayari Plateau, within the Sierra de Nipe geographical set, up to mo More info
Classic Cuba Program

Classic Cuba Program

Viñales, Guardalavaca, Baracoa, La Habana, Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad, Cienfuegos
13 days / 12 nights – grups 8 to 12 persons – doubles Room This package can only be requ More info
El Saltón Coffee Route Program

El Saltón Coffee Route Program

Cuba, Santiago de Cuba, Holguín
8 days / 7 nights – groups from 8 to 12 persons –  doubles room This package can only be More info

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