Things to See & Do in Holguin
With gorgeous white sand beaches, lush greenery and rich in history, Holguin should not be overlooked. Known as the "City of Parks", the natural beauty of this city should be explored.
Chorro De Maita
For all you history buffs, immerse yourself in Holguin's history and take a visit the Chorro De Maita. This village dates all the way back to the 16th century and is home to an indigenous cemetery and cultural museum. Lifelike displays have been recreated so that visitors are able to see how the Indigenous lived.
La Loma de la Cruz
Just outside the city, travelers will find a beautiful lookout that will give them a panoramic view of the city surrounding them. At the top of the hill sits a restaurant where you can sit, relax and enjoy a delicious meal after climbing the 465 stairs to get there.
Museo de Historia Provincial
This beautiful building is considered a national monument and is worth a trip to go see it for yourself. During the independence wars, it was used as a Spanish army barracks and has been nicknamed "Parrot Cage" because the soldiers who stood guard were wearing their green, red and yellow uniforms. It is now a museum full of exhibits about the country's past.
Plaza de la Marqueta
Bring home a little piece of Cuba with you and do some shopping at this marketplace. You'll find tons of booths selling handcrafted objects like crafts and cigars, music and even a cafe where you can enjoy lunch after an afternoon full of shopping.
1910 Restaurante & Bar
No matter if you're a local or a traveler, this restaurant is full of anyone searching for a delicious meal. Cut into a steak unlike any you've had before, pair it with an elegant wine and finish it off with a savory chocolate cake.
It may be a little bit out of the way but we promise it's worth it! Serving some of the best Creole dishes around, the menu includes grilled meats by the friendliest staff to make your meal unforgettable.
How to get the most out of your visit to Cuba:
- Immerse yourself in the culture- It's not everyday that you get to experience the Cuban lifestyle so enjoy it! The locals are very friendly and will gladly share their lifestyle with you.
- Appreciate the artwork- Cuban artwork is one of a kind and you can find it everywhere. Visit museums, go to markets, stop and talk to street artists. You'll be able to bring back one of a kind souvenirs for your loved ones back home.
- Dig your toes in the sand- With some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, how could you not visit the beaches. You'll understand why as soon as you step foot onto one. So sit back, relax and bask in the beauty!
- Explore on your own- Cuba is pretty traveler friendly so get out of the resort for a day and see everything it has to offer. Rent a classic car and take in the scenery around you.
- Dive into its history- Cuba has no shortage of history! From cathedrals and museums to plazas and old cities, there is a lot to learn about its past.