The province of Holguin is located one and a half hours from Havana, it is the second most important resort area in the country after Varadero. One of the most beautiful beaches in Cuba is located here – Playa Esmeralda (“Emerald Coast”), the famous Guardalavaca beach with a beautiful coral reef and Playa Pesquero with an exceptionally beautiful seabed. Even in Holguin, the largest bay in Cuba, Nipe, is located, and lovers of sport fishing go to Jaguey Grande: there, in the largest lake in the country, Laguna del Tesoro, there are relic manhuari fish, crocodiles and turtles. Nearby is a crocodile nursery.
According to simplyyellowpages, Holguin is a magnificent nature, hotels with first-class service and a wide range of services. There are 41 beaches on the more than 40-kilometer coastline of the resort.
Hotels on the coast of Holguin are more expensive than in Varadero, and the region itself is considered elite. There are practically no “three-ruble notes”, there is little entertainment. In general, the resort is recommended for a quiet, respectable holiday.
The two main hotels of the Emerald Beach are the luxurious Paradisus Rio de Oro and the no less worthy Sol Rio de Luna y Mares. Rest here is very calm and measured, the rhythm of life is a complete merger with the surrounding nature.
The beaches of Holguin
On the more than 40-kilometer coastline of the resort there are 41 beaches – all of them with wonderful fine sand and a set of standard water activities. The best local beaches are Playa Esmeralda (“Emerald Coast”), the famous Guardalavaca beach with a beautiful coral reef and Playa Pesquero with an exceptionally beautiful seabed.
- Holguin Coast
Entertainment and attractions in Holguin
Cathedral of San Isidoro, natural parks of Bahia de Naranjo and La Mensura, Loma de la Cruz hill (for sports citizens – they will have to climb 458 steps), archaeological sites in Chorro de Maita and Banes. Still – the Museum of Natural Sciences Carlos de la Torre y Huerta, the Provincial Historical Museum, the folklore village of Taino.
Sightseeing tour of the city of Holguin, excursion to the island of Cayo Saetia, excursion to an Indian village with a visit to the aquarium, excursion to Havana, excursion to Santiago de Cuba, Jeep Safari, deep sea fishing, catamaran trip. This province also hosts Banes, the “archaeological capital” of Cuba.
Playa Esmeralda is an ideal place for diving and fishing, sailing and surfing.
The provincial capital city of the same name has a vibrant cultural life, especially in May, when the “May Fair” is held, and in October, when the “Celebration of Ibero-American Culture” is celebrated. The province is also home to Banes, the “archaeological capital” of Cuba.