Cheap Vacations To Holguin, Cuba


Discover Holguin where Christopher Columbus landed in 1492. Holguin is located in the eastern province of Cuba. Holguin is charming place with lush vegetation, nice beaches and is known for its ecotourism.


Weather: 15 C – 40 C ; rainy season is May through October.
Language: Spanish, although some English is spoken in tourist areas.
Currency: the Cuban Peso (CUC) ; $1 CD = 1 CUC

Getting There & Getting Around

The Holguin Frank Pais International Airport (HOG) is a smaller airport located 13kms outside of Holguin and serves the entire province of Holguin.

Bus: The Via-azul is a government owned bus service specifically for tourists and caters to short and long distance travel throughout Cuba. They are the largest transportation network in the country.

Rental Cars: If you wish to go beyond the typical tourist destinations a rental car is the perfect option. Most tourist hotels have a car rental bureau on site. Highways are usually in good condition but side roads are typically in disrepair. There is not a lot of traffic in Cuba as most locals cannot afford personal vehicles, but make sure you keep your eyes out for horse-drawn carriages, bikes and pedestrians. To drive in Cuba you must be 18 years old with a valid driver’s license or have an International Drivers License (IDL).

Taxi: If traveling with a large group this can be more economical than taking the bus. There are plenty of taxis around but only ride in licensed taxis as private taxis are legally not allowed to transport foreigners. Flat rates are more used than the meter so make sure you negotiate your fare before you leave.


Blau Costa Verde Beach Resort          ★★★★☆

Brisas Guardalavaca         ★★★★☆

Club Amigo Atlantica Guaralavaca         ★★★☆☆

Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa (18+)          ★★★★★

Sol Rio De Luna Y Mares Resort        ★★★★☆


Bahia Naranjo Park
This aquarium offers boat tours, dolphin show and swimming with dolphins and seafaris.

Casa Natal de Calixto Garcia
Miro #147 esq. Frexes, Holguin, Cuba
This house was Calixto Garcia’s birthpace and is now a national monument with a museum.

Catedral de San Isidoro
Maceo #122, Holguin, Cuba

Centro Provincial de Artes Plasticas Moncada
Maceo #180, Holguin, Cuba

Galleria Holguin
Manduley #137, Holguin, Cuba
Local art.

Iglesia de San Jose
Manduley #106, Holguin, Cuba
Once used as an outlook tower by the Independitas.

Loma de la Cruz
At the Northern end of Maceo, climb the 465 steps of a stairway built in 1950 on the 275 meter high hill and see the fantastic view of Holguin city.

Mausoleo (Museum)
Plaza de la Revolución, Ave. XX Aniversario de la Victoria, Holguin, Cuba

Restaurants & Nightlife

Casa de la Trova
This venue plays local music with many live performances.

Concuco de Mongo Viña
This country restaurant uses fresh, local ingredients in its tasteful menu.

El Faro
This restaurant converts into a lively disco on the weekends attracting many tourists.

Gabinete Caligari
This hangout is known by the local community and tourists alike for it’s rhythmic music.

Hacienda Compay Gallo
This restaurant is in an old plantation and focuses on creole cuisine. Dedicated to serving fresh food they even breed their own quails, pheasants and chickens.

Los Álamos
This Italian gem is serving up good eats at a great price.

La Bodeguita de Holguin
This restaurant serves a creole menu with a mixed bar and grill.

La Güira
This is a restaurant offers antelope as well as cattle and, sometimes, deer or even local fish.

La Playa

This venue offer guests dinner and a cabaret show, but by night this place transforms into an electric disco dance party.

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