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Holguin is a city located in the country of Cuba and is the capital of the Cuban Province of Holguin. Being located in the East of Cuba, it is home to famous Cuban music. It's outskirts are made up of beaches and fun holiday resorts,, and the centre made up of a well gathered and pretty city buildings. But with it, the city is very natural and still manages to hold a population of around 1.5 million people. The city is made up of 30% of Cuba's endemic vegetable species as well as holding 1,000 animal species, making it both extremely tropical. The animals that ponder the city mean a lot to the locals which makes Holguin the perfect holiday destination for those who love to explore, thrive in nature an see a lot.

Holguin serves up a wide variety of dishes which are served up in quirky, small and romantic restaurants and serve traditional Cuban cuisine such as Sea Bass, Cuban black beans and Boliche (a Cuban pot roast). For families travelling to Holguin, there are many places to get hold of European classics such as pastas and pizzas, burgers and fried breakfasts.

To make the most of your trip in Holguin, you must explore the cities nature. One of Holguin's most favourited natural attractions has to be the Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park. The park is packed with fun activities including hiking opportunities and facilities to swim with dolphins. Holguin is famous for its stunning nearby beaches such as the Playa Esmerelda which is perfect for snorkelling and relaxing. The Guardalavaca beach which is also another beautiful beach which is often chosen to spend time relaxing on when visiting Holguin. One of Holguin's attractions that manages to draw many people in the Loma de la Cruz which is also known as the 'Hill if the Cross' many people who have visited the city recommend this excursion. Here you will find a huge crucifix on top of a high hill in Holguin which is reachable by climbing its 45 stairs- but don't worry it's worth it to oversee the whole city once you've reached the top and admire its breathtaking views. Another place in Holguin which is so good feels like it should be kept secret is the Bio Parque Rocazal, located in the hills of Cuba in which visitors can enjoy. It holds animals such as ostrich's, ox's, lizards. The best thing about the Bio Parque Roczal is its ponies which are available for you to ride the rocky hills up to a beautiful lake which is located here.

Location of Holguin

Key Facts

  • Language: Spanish
  • Currency: Cuban Peso
  • Time Difference from UK: -5
  • Flight time: London: 9-10 hours
  • When to go: November to April