Proclaimed in by Christopher Columbus as "the most beautiful land that human eyes have ever seen" nowadays Holguin province is one of the country’s leading tourist destinations.

Located in the Cuba eastern region the province is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. Here mountain chains and green flatlands coexist in harmony in an eternal summer. Holguin hosts many natural attractions ranging from beautiful beaches, magnificent natural parks and trekking areas, mastic trees and coastal wetlands. This beautiful landscape is complemented with a rich flora and fauna. Its primordial forest homes the almiquí (almique), an insectivorous mammal endemic to the area and considered a living fossil.

The province capital equally named Holguín is also known as "The City of Parks". The city was founded in 1523 by the Spanish conqueror García de Holguín, who named it as San Isidoro de Holguín. Only after the Cuban Revolution the urban downtown has known a decisive urban development. The city therefore is modern, but at the same time it keeps certain traits from the Spanish architecture, particularly in the squares of the historical centre.

Mayabe's Mirador: Located on the Holguín eastern outskirts. At this place visitors can admire the city panoramic view and the Mayabe Valley, which has lush forests with royal palm trees and crops of tropical fruits.

Mirador de La Cruz:
Placed at the western outskirts, where back in May 1790 a cross was planted which is honored every year with several commemorations.

Natal House of Calixto García Íñiguez:
Located in the center of the city the house was declared a national monument. At this place, the illustrious patriot was born on August 4, 1839. The house host the Memorial Museum featuring documents, pictures, arms and other relics, plus an information center entirely devoted to Cuba's 19th century independence wars.

The Calixto García Íñiguez Park:
Around this monument, build in 1912 in the Hispanic Arms Square, lies the bustling section of Holguin's urban layout. In ratio of several hundred meters, visitors will find most of the town's retailers, its cultural life and part of the economic and administrative leadership of both the city and province. The Calixto Garcia Park stood for public tributes paid to Holguin's most celebrated hero of the three wars for the independence of Cuba.

La Periquera provincial museum:
The building itself has been declared a national monument for it hosted historical events related to the independent struggle.

The Suñol Scene: Widely known and recognised in Cuba and overseas, the Rodrigo Prats Lyrical Theatre of Holguin has made a name of itself with a magnificent cast, techniques and a repertoire of operas, operettas and Spanish musicals among other productions on different stages. Suñol has also hosted the Condanza dance company, one of Cuba's finest of its kind, dealing with classical, folkloric and modern ballet.

Guardalavaca: An idyllic paradise located in the north, 50 kilometers away from the city of Holguín. Guardalavaca covers 1200 meters long, formed by beaches alike shells, intimate and frequently enhanced by enormous cliff. An ideal place for scuba diving as the corals and reefs are very close to the beach. This site keeps all the fascination and purity of unique places with fine sand and a calm beautiful sea. Guardalavaca offers a wide variety of excellent resorts from the comfortable to the luxurious, guaranteeing an unforgettable stay.

Chorro de Maita museum: A few minutes from the beach, is among one of the most important aboriginal funeral places in the Caribbean area.

Gibara: The only Cuban city which was surrounded by walls beside Havana. Its famous Tanques Azules (blue tanks), a grouping of flooded caverns unique in its type, are an excellent option for speleodivers.

Mayarí: City founded in 1757, the second oldest of the province, 100 kilometers away from the city of Holguín. The Farallones de Seboruco, an important archeological site placed in a cave that goes all the way back to the times of the indigenous Taíno people.

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