If you are a traveler who both loves visiting historic sites and learning about local traditions and enjoys the beauty of pristine landscapes, this is a place for you. Holguín abounds in colonial architecture, galleries, museums and churches. Having explored the city centre, you can climb the Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz), and admire lovely views of the city.
Located just a short drive from beautiful beaches such as Guardalavaca and Emerald Beach, Holguín is also a great starting point for nature trips to the nearby La Mensura and Alejandro de Humboldt national parks where you can enjoy backcountry camping, or staying in a lodge accommodation. There are a number of other attractions, including the beaches of Pesquero and Don Lino, the Gibara fishing village, the Naranjo Key and its dolphinarium, the Taino village and the Mayabe lookout.