Cuba, a major tourist destination in the Caribbean region, offers a wide range of recreational options throughout its territory.
That is the case of eastern Cuba, where Holguin, considered the fourth major tourist destination on the island, stands out with more than 5,400 rooms and about 200 places of interest.
Eight beaches, several keys dedicated to tourism, natural parks and extra-hotel options complete Holguín's offers for the fast-growing leisure industry in the province, which is visited by thousands of vacationers every year.
Four dozen excellent natural beaches are available, including Guardalavaca, Estero Ciego, Esmeralda and Don Lino, just to mention a few.
In terms of tourist circuits, leisure programs also allow holidaymakers to discover Caribbean sites off the north coast of Cuba, which are characterized by their high natural, cultural and historic values, in itineraries that include visits to the archaeological museum and Taino village in Chorro de Maíta.
In addition, diving enthusiasts can enjoy the unique option of Tanque Azul de Caletones, a flooded cavern that also has the peculiarity of being within the most important route of migratory birds in the region.
Cayo Saetía complements the offer with a unique hunting area, a real corner of protected animals, where travelers stumble at every step with deer, wild boars, buffalos, ostriches, peacocks and wild bulls, among other exponents of the fauna.
For ecotourism lovers there are one-of-a-kind attractions in the areas near Sierra Cristal, where unique exponents of Cuban flora can be found, such as palm and coconut trees, tropical fruits, ferns and precious wood trees.
In that mixture of attractions, the northern coast of the territory stands out, where Bariay is located, the site where Admiral Christopher Columbus arrived in Cuba in his search for a new route to India.
In addition, the province holds up to 14 important cities, among which are Banes, which is considered the archaeological capital of Cuba, and Gibara. The latter is characterized by the excellent state of conservation of its Spanish colonial architecture.
There is great potential to develop the tourism industry in El Ramón de Antilla peninsula, where more than 19,000 rooms can be built.
In that area, which is some 100 kilometers northwest of the capital of Holguin, construction works have started to build a new infrastructure for tourism.