Holguin was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492. As the great explorer laid eyes on the coastline, he deemed is at the most beautiful land human eyes have the privilege of seeing. Its string of spectacular beaches such as Playa Pesquero, Playa Esmeralda and Guardalavaca, make Cuban northern coast Cuban’s third most favorite tourist destination. Diving and snorkeling are great activities to do in the warm and crystal clear waters of the Atlantic. Marine life is in abundance, with colorful reefs making an undersea excursion a worth the effort. Holguin is not all about sea activities as father inland, the lush rolling hills and mountains of the place afford a stunning view.
In the city proper are points of interest such as the museum housed in an antiquated colonial barracks located at the provincial capital. Galleries and monuments are situated in public squares for all to see. There are so many plazas of historical significance that pepper Holguin that it earned the moniker “the city of parks”.
Tourists could visit the farm at Birán, where Fidel and Raul Castro spent their childhood days. Displayed at the Archeological Museum in Banes is the lone golden figurine created by Cuban aborigines. Gibara, once known as the primary port of the northeastern coast of Cuba presents a typical Spanish Mediterranean vibe.
You should travel from the charming town of Rafael Frevre to Grupo Maniabón Mountains on an antique steam train. Great experience!