Cheap Vacations To Holguin
When Christopher Columbus landed in what is now the Holguin province in 1492 he deemed it “the most beautiful land that human eyes have ever seen”. If Christopher Columbus can say this about a city, it is probably in your best interest to book a vacation there to see for yourself. Holguin is covered with 25% forest and a vast expanse of beautiful white sandy beaches. Located on the easternmost part of the island, Holguin is a province with a population of over 1 million. Whether adventuring by land or sea, Holguin has a variety of activities to meet your taste.
Getting There, Getting Around & Other Transportation
The transportation methods of choice for getting around Holguin include taxi cabs, renting mopeds or taking a local bus. The famous bici-taxis of Cuba are found in Holguin and offer its guests a ride to enjoy through town without generating any messy fuel emissions. The airport of Holguin is a short drive into town, only 60 kilometers outside of the downtown core. It’s just a short trip from the plane to enjoying the sea. Many resorts offer transportation to and from the airport so inquire with your resort before flagging a taxi.
Hotels & Places to Stay
Enjoy the sounds of the sea no matter where you stay while in Holguin. Stay at a villa, Cuban resort, hotel or a private house; the elegant options are endless when staying in Holguin. If you are traveling with a large group its best to take a look at the villa rentals or book an all-inclusive vacation. Stay at Paradisus Rio De Oro Resort and Spa, Brisas Guardalavaca, or Playa Costa Verde and enjoy the natural beauty Holguin has to offer.
Dining & Nightlife
Dining in Holguin is not complete unless you try a few of these restaurants that are loved by all:
Specializing in Italian food, this restaurant offers authentic food, impeccable service, and great value.
Conuco de Mongo Vina
Located on the countryside Conuco de Mongo Vina is a great place to dive into local tradition meals. Reach this restaurant from Esmeralda Beach or by boat from The Cayo Naranjo Aquarium.
Known for its Costilla de cerdo ahumada (smoked pig rib) this quaint restaurant offers you a variety of traditional Cuban dishes.
The nightlife is alive and pumping in Holguin. Experience the unique culture of Holguin at Gabinete Caligari, go to El Petalo to take in the most attractive nightclub in Holguin. For a low key night, venture to Casa de la Trova and enjoy a hidden local treasure.
Attractions & Things to Do
The beaches of Holguin are truly impeccable. The most famous beaches of Holguin are Guardalavaca and Don Lino. These beaches provide unique shorelines that will be embedded in your memories.
Naranjo Bay is a popular tourist destination. Go on a guided tour of The Cayo Naranjo Aquarium and watch or swim with the dolphins while you’re there.
A catamaran snorkeling excursion is awaiting you as you step onto the beaches of Holguin.
Various tour groups offer an evening sunset cruise, a dinner and snorkel or just a straight up snorkeling adventure, all unique in their own right.
Cayo Saetia is a perfect way to go on a little safari for the day. Experience zebras running free while your jeep safari takes you on an adventure you will never forget.
Currency, Culture and Language
Cuban Convertible Peso
Spanish and English in tourist areas