Experience Holguin

Fast facts
  • Explore the six picturesque parks in the city centre
  • Relax and unwind along soft white-sand beaches
  • Discover the deep blue on a snorkelling excursion

Surrounded by lush mountains on one side and pristine beaches on the other, Holguin offers unparalleled breathtaking natural landscapes. After famous explorer Christopher Columbus landed in Holguin, he dubbed the region “the most beautiful land eyes have ever seen” – and the destination certainly lives up to its name, from the picturesque parks of downtown to the calm beaches along the coast. Holguin is within easy reach of historic cities like Santiago de Cuba, which you can explore on a Sunwing Experiences day excursion. There are plenty of opportunities for eco exploration as well, whether you want to traverse national parks that are home to magical waterfalls or tour the mountains on a Jeep safari. Travellers seeking ultimate rest and relaxation can soak up the sun by one of Holguin’s pristine beaches or embark on a scenic catamaran tour along the coast.

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Travel tips

National language: Spanish

Currency: CUC (Cuban Convertible Peso). We recommend travellers bring CAD (Canadian Dollars) to exchange to CUC (Cuban Convertible Peso) at their resort. Please avoid bringing damaged or ripped bills for exchange.

Language notes: Hola! While the local language is Spanish, English is widely spoken in resorts and tourist areas.

Voltage: 110V

Travel tips: Canadian devices use 120 V and will work with 110 V. Many resorts have 120 V plugs. For older devices, items using motors or heating (heated beauty tools, electric toothbrushes) and three-prong plugs we recommend bringing an adaptor with voltage conversion.

What to pack: Don’t know what to bring? Don’t worry. Click Here for a full checklist to print and refer to when packing for your all-inclusive vacation in Holguin.

What to buy: Havana Club rum is a popular export due to its high quality and excellent taste. Another famous export and souvenir among tourists are Cohiba cigars. Cuban coffee is well recognized with Cubita Coffee being the most popular brand in the country.

Getting around: Your local Sunwing Experiences representative will handle your airport transfers, providing you with round-trip transportation from the airport to your resort and back. To discover all the incredible things to do and see, Sunwing Experiences will take you on a range of exciting tours and excursions.

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