Holguin is located 680 km East from the capital, Havana. This is the third largest city in Cuba with 1,5 million inhabitants.

Columbus discovered Cuba in Gibara (Holguin) on October 27th, 1492. The international airport is located about 1 hour drive from the hotels in Guardalavaca and 2½ hours from Playa Covarrubias.

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Holguin international airport (HOG)

The Holguin (Frank Pais) international airport is located in the province of Holguin, 13 km southwest of the city of Holguin.

The airport serves the province of Holguin and other area in the Eastern part of Cuba, but primarily the popular resort area of Guardalavaca composed of several all-inclusive resorts located on five beaches: Playa Pesquero, Playa Yuraguanal, Playa Esmeralda, Playa Guardalavaca and Playa Blanca. Other nearby resort areas such as Playa Covarrubias and Cayo Saetia.

Departure Tax of 25 CUC is now included in your travel package since May 1st, 2015. You are not allowed to bring back home your remaining Convertible Pesos (CUC). This currency will be eliminated in a near future. Be advised!

IMPORTANT! It is obligatory to present to the custom officer the second half of the tourist card that was given to you upon arriving to Cuba.

The airport has two terminals: An International Terminal and a small Domestic Terminal. The main international terminal is where most of the airport’s facilities can be found. The terminal building is air-conditioned and non-smoking except in one designated area. There is no jet bridge, movable staircases are used for embarking and disembarking passengers onto the tarmac.

LEAVING THE AIRPORT: For those who cannot wait to be at your hotel, you can buy beer and soft drinks for your transfer from the airport to your hotel. There is a little snack-bar near the bus OR a happy vendors with a cart near the buses. Sometimes it is possible to buy these drinks in the bus. The price is 2 CUC for Crystal (beer) and 1 CUC for soft drinks.

The Tour Operators offer the VIP lounge at the airport. Click HERE to see the VIP package offer by Sunwing. An interesting way to end your holiday!

For those who want to bring a bike, windsurfing or kite surfing, make sure you ask your travel agent about the cost of airfare AND if these items are allowed in the coach for your transfer to the hotel. Be advised!

Here are some technical information about the Holguin International Airport in Cuba:

Name : Frank Pais International Airport
IATA code: HOG
Type: Civil/Military joint use airport
Operated by: ECASA
Longitude: 76é 18' 54" W
Latitude: : 20é 47' 8" N
Elevation: 110 meters / 361 feet
Time: GMT-5 (-4DT)
Number of terminals: 2
Runway: Heading 05/23 | 3238 X 45 meters | 10,624 X 148 feet
Runway surface: Asphalt
Address: Carretera Central, Via Bayamo Km 15, Holguin, Cuba

Holguin International Airport

Frank Pais was a Cuban revolutionary who campaigned for the overthrow of corrupted Batista's government. He was the city coordinator of the July 26th Movement, and was a key organizer with Fidel Castro's rebel forces. Pais was killed in the streets of Santiago de Cuba by the police on July 30th, 1957. (source: wikipedia).


Guardalavaca Las Tunas Bayamo Banes Cayo Saetia Manzanillo Playa Covarrubias
57 km 81 km 71 km 80 km 119 km 131 km 157 km

Arrivals and Departures at the Holguin international airport ...

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Click HERE to see photos of the airport and services.

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