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Holguin City

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.

Economy and Industry

  • Nickel, chromium and cobalt mining is a major business activity from which comes 20% of the country revenues.
  • Agriculture is the second important economic activity based on sugarcane, coffee and corn.
  • A well known industrial activity in Holguin Cuba is the Brewery Cerveceria Bucanero owned by the Belgian-Brasilian INBEV company that produce the Cuban beer brands Bucanero, Cristal and Mayabe
  • The tourist industry is a fast growing activity and gains more importance each year.
    Holguin is already the third largest tourist destination for a Cuba vacation.

Holguin City and Cuba beaches video

Holguin Resorts - Hotels - Beaches

Forty one beautiful white sand beaches make Holguin Cuba a major player in the Cuban beach activities. 

Well know beaches are :

  • GUARDALAVACA
  • PLAYA ESMERALDA
  • CAYO SAETIA
  • PLAYA PESQUERO

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:

Hotel Rooms Location
Las Brisas 437 Guardalavaca
Atlantico Turey 369 Guardalavaca
Rio de luna 222 Esmeralda
LTI Costa Verde 309 Pesquero
480 Costa Verde
Playa Pesquero 944 Pesquero
El Bosque 69 Holguin City
Miraflores 139 Holguin City
hotel Pernik 202 Holguin City

Playa Guardalavaca video

THINGS TO DO IN HOLGUIN

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:

DIVING:
Discover the wonderful coral formations and the colourful tropical fish You can get instructions and lessons at Diving centers

  • Eagle Ray and Coral Reef Diving Center
    Guardalavaca beach Tel. (5324)3085 
  • Diving Center "Sea Lovers"
    Esmeralda Beach, Road to Guardalavaca, Northern Coast of Holguin
    Tel. (5324)30060

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.

RESTAURANTS

  • El Ancla speciality: seafood
  • Cayo Naranjo speciality: seafood
  • Atlantico, Playa Guardalavaca speciality: seafood
  • Las Carabelas de Colon, Cayo Bariay Holguin speciality: seafood
  • El Patio, Hotel Guardalavaca Holguin speciality: seafood
  • Il Ponticello, Costa Verde Beach Resort Holguin speciality: Italian cuisine
  • La Pizza, Hotel Pernik, Holguin speciality: Italian cuisine
  • La Trattoria, Hotel Guardalavaca, Holguin speciality: Italian cuisine

TRANSPORT AND TAXI IN HOLGUIN

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.

CUBATAXI
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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