Our Opinion of Holguin
As you sit on a dazzling white sand beach gazing at the sparkling blue and green water, it's easy to imagine the scene that welcomed Columbus when he dropped anchor here in 1492. Holguin (pronounced hole-geen), the provincial capital, dates back to 1525 and today visitors love strolling the ancient plazas (or squares) and touring various museums.
Back at the beach (and there are 41 of them in the area!) there's a selection of top all inclusive resorts. Snorkelers and scuba divers love outings on the 900 metre coral reef. Excursions include swimming with the dolphins and a visit to the island of Cayo Saetia where on a jeep safari you can see lots of wildlife including zebras.
More Holguin Vacation Information
Located in the eastern part of the country, Holguin is a place of virgin land, 60 km of fine sand and a quiet and beautiful sea. Guardalavaca is one the area's most famous beaches, offering visitors amazing coral reefs, soaring cliffs and lush vegetation.
Among Holguin's other attractions, there are 34 rivers and six waterfalls, including Guayabo, the largest in the country, as well as 19 historical and cultural sites and much more. The most famous of Holguin's cultural attractions is the Loma de la Cruz or Hill of the Cross, which features a 450-step stairway that is replete with legends and site of an annual pilgrimage.