Christopher Columbus set foot on Cuban soil in 1492 for the first time in Bariay, in the province of Holguin. This blessed land will entice you with its lush country side, rugged mountain region and beautiful beaches. Holguin (pronounced “hole-geen”) is home to 41 natural beaches including Esmeralda, Pesquero, Guardalavaca and Yaraguanal. Hike mountains, dive coral reefs, tour the countryside, swim with trained dolphins or simply enjoy a relaxing day under the sun.
Snorkellers and scuba divers will be thrilled at the underwater beauty provided along the 900 metre coral reef. Travellers can also explore museums, cathedrals and squares in the Spanish influenced city of Holguin. You will see what Christopher Columbus meant when he said “This in the most beautiful land that eyes have ever seen.” Holguin is yours to discover.