Discover the beautiful province of Holguin !
We were at the Paradisus Rio de Oro in April 2013. This site will be updated with new photos, videos and information about excursions and services.
UPDATE: The video section of our site is now completed. Enjoy!
Holguin is located in the eastern part of Cuba. It is home of the famous Cuban music. Holguin is a charming place with lush vegetations and nice beaches. It is known for its wide variety of ecotourism excursions.
There are ten « all-inclusive » hotels in Holguin, distributed on six different beaches. The hotels are rated from 2½-star up to the luxurious Paradisus Rio de Oro (5-star) located on the best beach of Holguin, Playa Esmeralda.
Holguin is divided into 14 municipalities and hotels are clustered in the municipality of Rafael Freyre. The beaches of Holguin are dense enough for walkers. There is no long continuous beach in Holguin, the longest is Playa Pesquero in the western sector of the hotel zone.
Although Holguin is not considered as a paradise for diving, there are some good places for snorkeling, like the areas of Playa Esmeralda (East, near the hotel Paradisus Rio de Oro) and Playa Pesquero (North, near the hotel Blau Costa Verde). We tried the snorkeling in both areas. You may visit our neptune website dedicated to snorkeling excursions in many places, not only in Cuba.
Click HERE to see a © Google Earth satellite image of the hotels in the province of Holguin. I indicated the location of the hotels, dolphinarium, marina. etc.
Holguin is the third largest city in Cuba after Havana and Santiago de Cuba. It is located in the north-east of the island. Its main cities are Holguin (the capital), Banes, Antilla, Mayarí, and Moa. The province has a population of just over one million people. Its territory covers over 9,300 km2 of which 25 percent is covered by forest.
Christopher Columbus landed in what is believed to have been the province of Holguin today, in October 27, 1492. He said he was « the eyes of the most beautiful country that man has ever seen ». The province of Holguin was founded in 1978, when it was split off the region of Oriente, which included the current provinces of Santiago de Cuba, Las Tunas, Granma, Holguin and Guantanamo.
Visit the new Royal Service of the Paradisus Rio de Oro. Very impressive!
Lily and I are owners of the domain name holguincuba.net and many other sites. All our websites are dedicated to the wonderful world of travel. It is a passion for us, and we love to share our memories in photos and videos.
The original site of holguincuba.net was uploaded on the web for the first time in May 2005. Following five years of existence, the site was due for a major upgrade.
An important point in this new version is the inclusion of a dedicated photo album to facilitate navigation among the hundreds of photos of this sunny destination of Cuba.
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Normand & Lily