When Christopher Columbus laid eyes on the Holguín coast in 1492, he named it “the most beautiful place on which you have ever laid eyes human.” Wonderful beaches – including the enclaves of Playa Esmeralda, Playa Pesquero and Guardalavaca – make this province on the northern coast of Cuba’s third most visited destination in the country.
A coral reef is still intact and abundant marine life provide exceptional snorkeling and wonderful diving in warm waters, transparent and shallow Atlantic. Inland you will find a breathtaking landscape with soft rolling hills and mountains just waiting to be explored.
In addition to Holguín natural wonders awaits you with numerous attractions. In the capital of the province of the same name Holguín, you will find a fascinating museum in an old colonial barracks, galleries and memorials scattered in various and lively squares of the city.
Precisely because of its many historic squares is called the “City of Parks”. A Biran, a small town in the province of Holguín, you can visit the farm where they grew Fidel and Raul Castro; or go see the golden statuette created by Cuban aborigines in the Archaeological Museum in Banes.