There are 5,635 rooms in the Beach Resorts in Holguin (and Las Tunas)
This makes Holguin the third hub in Cuba, after Varadero and more recently « Los Cayos de Villa Clara ». Hotels are distributed among six hotel groups: Playa (2 hotels), Cubanacan (3 hotels), Iberostar (1 hotel), Melia Hotels International (2 hotels), Blue Diamond (1 hotel), Fiesta Americana (1 hotel) and finaly Islazul (1 hotel).
All the hotels have direct access to the beach ...
(Club Amigo Guardalavaca and Brisas Guardalavaca)
(Paradisus Rio de Oro and Sol Rio de Luna y Mares)
(Fiesta Americana Costa Verde, Playa Costa Verde and Playa Pesquero)
(Villa Don Lino)
(Brisas Covarrubias). This hotel, although considered part of the tourist center of Holguin, is located in the neighboring province of Las Tunas. The international airport is located about one hour drive by bus from the hotels in Guardalavaca and 2½ hours from Playa Covarrubias (in Las Tunas).
These hotels offer all-inclusive package, which means meals, drinks, activities, non motorized water sports and other services are included. On the other hand, gratuities are at your discretion and are not included in your travel package.
The average tips in Cuba are 1 or 2 pesos (CUC) depending on the service you received. Please consider the time required for barmen to give you a beer from the tap AND for the maid to clean your room! A « muchas gracias » with a beautiful smile is always appreciated! Click HERE to learn more about the currency in Cuba.
Click HERE to see a chart of the distance betwwen the hotels in Holguin, dolphinairum and the marina (distance evaluated using © Google Earth software).
During high season, customers are mostly Canadian in the hotels. In low season, it is more diverse, there are Canadians, Britons, Germans, Italians, etc. Hotel guests are identified by a bracelet of different colors depending on the hotel. For example, the hotel Fiesta Americana Costa Verde, it is white, gray for the Playa Costa Verde and yellow for the Playa Pesquero.
You need to check out by noon (or earlier depending on your departure flight). It is possible, depending on availability, to get a late check-out to keep your room. The price varies depending on the hotel, but usually it is 10 CUC per hour.
You must have you beach towel coupon in when you check-out. This ticket was given to you by the personal at the club house or in your room in some upscale hotels.
IMPORTANT! If you lose your towel, a 20 CUC fee will be charged. Therefore, it is essential not to forget your towel at the beach. Some unscrupulous tourists will even steal the towel of another person to avoid paying this fee. Beware when you leave your towel to dry on the first floor terrace. This problem has been reported repeatedly.
The hotels offer courtesy rooms for their customers. You have to ask the personal at the front desk about that room. Although you checked-out at noon (or according to the schedule of your flight), you may still enjoy services and restaurants at the hotel until you leave.
For more information about the hotels, click the links at the top left of this page. You will find information on services and also satellite images to help you locate where your hotel is. We try our best to keep our site as updated as possible.
Note that since the spring 2014, Cuban Immigration systematically stamps all passports when entering and leaving the country. And also: Since May 1, 2015, the Cuban Departure Tax is no longer paid at destination. It should now be included in the price of your trip when buying a flight-only or vacation package to Cuba.
In October 2013, the Cuban government announced its intention to eliminate the dual currency system, unique in the world. The Cuban peso (CUP) would become the official currency and the convertible peso (CUC) would be phased out. No official timetable has been announced, although Raul Castro is firmly committed to implementing this economic project as soon as possible. More information to come.
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