The capital of the province is SAN ISIDORO DE HOLGUIN, named after the Spanish Capitain Garcia Holguin, who conquered the native TAINO inhabitants and founded the city in 1725.
The place is a medium size Cuban city with 325,000 citizens and has an important industrial patrimony.
Forty one beautiful white sand beaches make Holguin Cuba a major player in the Cuban beach activities.
Well know beaches are :
The Cuban resorts are not only destined to "Sun Seekers", the entire area is a paradise for the Eco Tourist: tropical fruit, palm trees and rare plant and tree species but also an abundant variety of tropical fish and birds.
Holguin counts 24 hotels the important are listed below:
|Rio de luna||222||Esmeralda|
|LTI Costa Verde||309||Pesquero|
|El Bosque||69||Holguin City|
|hotel Pernik||202||Holguin City|
Playa Guardalavaca video
The city has no vibrant nightlife like Havana does. The discos, shows and bar scene is organized in the all-in tourist hotels. The beautiful environment is the major attraction of Holguin but there are enough activities to do:
Discover the wonderful coral formations and the colourful tropical fish You can get instructions and lessons at Diving centers
WIND SURF - CATAMARAN - AQUATICS
Available on the beaches Guardalavaca, Pesquero, Esmeralda and Costa Verde
ACUARIO BAHIA DE NARANJO
A tourist center 5km from Guardalavaca beach, where you can visit a show with sea-lions, swim with dolphins or make a "sea safari" on a yacht.
MARINA INTERNATIONAL PUERTO DE VITA - DEEP SEA FISHING
The marina has 50 docking slots and the usual facilities: drinkwater, diesel and gasoil provision, 220 and 110V power supply, small repairs shop, Customs office. Radio communications VHF16 Tel.(5324)30445
Possibility for deep sea fishing.
International flights land on Aeropuerto Frank Pais about 13km from the Holguin city center.
From there you can travel by the ASTRO autobus or by taxi.
The taxi company owns 71 modern cars, Toyota Corolla, Citroen ZX, and Mercedes minibus (8 or 14 seats). Prices: (depending on the distance) 0.5 CUC/km (Peso Convertible) for the standard cars, 0.65 CUC/km for the Mercedes minibus.
Tel: 468294 or 423290
email: cubataxi at holguin.cu
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