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Situated along the north east coast of Cuba , Holguin is a hotchpotch of enticing attractions and welcomes visitors from all over the world every year. Whether they visit the area for the city sights or the beaches on offer along the coastline, thousands of holidaymakers have the opportunity to realise how special this corner of Cuba really is. While the city of Holguin is a mass of cultural sites, the Holguin province in which it lies is where the outdoors fun really comes into its own. The shores are home to a large number of popular resorts, including Guardalavaca and Playa Pesquero, where gorgeous beaches are a magnet for holidaymakers looking for a sli
Holguin City It may take a little getting used to if you're not a lover of bustling cities, but you'll learn to love this incredible city once you see past the hubbub of its busy streets and parks. Holguin is home to some incredible attractions, particularly in the old centre, where museums and theatres are open to the public and beg to be explored. Bahia de Naranjo National Park The nearby national park would be a perfect escape for the day, bringing you a little closer to nature. This beautiful area is home to an aquarium, where sea lions are happy to show off their intelligence, while visitors also have the chance to get up close and personal with dolphins. The national park also boasts five caves, nature trails and a coral reef just off the coast to explore. Cayo Saetia Nature Reserve This uninhabited spot conserves its wild environment, so that visitors can truly immerse themselves in the incredible virgin lands and the natural beauty that they hold. Join a unique safari to explore what the reserve has to offer or opt to dive within the coral reef that reflects the sunlight through the water to emit a colourful glow.
Relax on Playa Esmeralda Arguably the home of the best looking beach in Cuba, Playa Esmeralda is a picture of tranquillity, with translucent cyan waters washing up on white, glistening shores. With a backdrop of lush plant life and a laid-back vibe, Playa Esmeralda would make a perfect base for an afternoon of bathing, paddling and whiling away the hours. Ascend the Steps of Loma de la Cruz The Loma de la Cruz can be found at the northern end of the city of Holguin and one sure-fire way of seeing for miles would be to climb the 460 steps that take you to the top. Don't forget your camera though ' some panoramic shots of the views that wait for you would be a great way to remember the moment.
While the thriving city is home to a whole manner of historical and cultural sights, the province of Holguin has much more in store for those willing to head a little further afield as part of their Cuban adventure. Guardalavaca Picturesque, laid-back and with a 'real' Cuban edge, Guardalavaca is the place to go if you're looking for a piece of pristine coast without the hubbub of a busy resort. Perfect if your plans are to kick back and watch the world go by! Playa Pesquero Occupying a peaceful piece of the Holguin coast, Playa Pesquero is strewn with upmarket hotels that exude luxury. The beach is a serious chill-out zone, where the calm waters are perfect for taking a leisurely pedalo ride, while the handful of restaurants dish up some delicious local fare that is as mouth-watering and scrumptious as the resort itself. With Holguin package holidays, you will have the choice of where to base yourself. Do you opt for the city break or the beach retreat? The choice is yours, but whatever you decide, Direct Holidays is the place to take advantage of some spectacular deals.