Follow the road less-travelled to Cuba’s Holguín province, beach-rimmed, rich in natural beauty and home to a thriving, cultural capital. Its northern coast boasts wide bays, silk-sand beaches and wildlands where exotic species roam free. Step away from the shores and find Cuba’s oldest national park shrouded in greenery, harbouring its own alpine microclimate close to tropical, colonial cities.

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Home in to Holguín for wildlife adventures, nature hikes and beach breaks. Visit the city of Holguín for authentic Cuban culture, soak up sun on a Holguín beach like Playa Pesquero or Playa Esmeralda. Find Holguín excursions to trek through the mountainous Sierra Cristal National Park. Do it all from one of the best Holguín resorts!

HOLGUÍN TRAVEL GUIDE

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DESTINATION FACTS

Language

Spanish

What to eat

Ropa vieja (Cuba’s national dish of shredded beef and vegetables) or vaca frita (crispy fried beef), Cuban tamales, guava-filled pastries and sweet flan.

What to bring back

Cuban coffee and chocolate, a postcard from the Sierra Cristal National Park, wood-carved items from the Guardalavaca flea market and Cristal or Bucanero beer from the breweries located here.

Fun Fact

Antelopes, wild boars, zebras, oh my! No, these are not native to Cuba, but somehow you can spot them roaming about Cayo Saetía, a national park in Holguín province. The exotic animals were gifts or imports from African countries and populated this islet once used as a private holiday home for Fidel Castro and his family. You can now explore the forests and beaches of the area, or embark on a jeep safari!

Important Info

For more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.


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