Holguín (Spanish pronunciation: [olˈɣin]) is one of the provinces of Cuba, the third most populous after Havana and Santiago de Cuba. It lies in the southeast of the country. Its major cities include Holguín (the capital), Banes, Antilla, Mayarí, and Moa.
The province has a population of slightly over one million people. Its territory exceeds 9,300 km2 (3,600 sq mi), 25 percent of which are covered by forest.
Sugar, beans, coffee and corn is what grows, and nickel, iron, steel and cobalt is the other important industry of Holguin.
It is from up here they will tell you Christopher Columbus (Cristobal Colon) did his first step on Cuba … but in a lot of places you will hear the same, a shame we can’t ask Chris about the truth anymore.
Around Guardelavaca you will find most tourists, places like Playa Esmeralda, Don Lino, Bahia de Naranjo. You can find eco tourism at Pinares del Mayari. If you are looking for real culture you do the best going to Holguin city
The close to 50 beaches in Holguin Province cover close to 25 miles (40 km) of coastline. Very intimate, they are among the most picturesque beaches in the Caribbean and have a warm turquoise water that is very calm, thanks to the protection offered by nearby coral reefs. They are bordered by thick vegetation which is typical for this province.
The City of Holguin is famous of its profusion of beautiful parks. Attractions include the straight but narrow streets in the oldest part of the city; many public squares; the Museum of History; the Museum of Natural Sciensces; the San Isidoro Cathedral (dating from the 18th century); the San Jose Church (built in 1815); the house in which calixto Garcia, one of the most important generals in Cuba’s Wars of Independence, was born (now a museum); Cruz (Cross) Hill, an excellent lookout point, which you reach by climbing a staircase with 458 steps; and Marqueta Square Cultural Center, which has a print shop and exhibit and sales areas for handycrafts, works of art and books.
There are several hotels, cabarets, discotheques and restaurants with a wide range of offers.