The city of Holguin offers a fascinating insight into the colonial history of the area and its main square is named after one of its most famous sons, Calixto García, who played a significant part in the wars of independence. Don't miss the climb to the top of Loma de la Cruz (450 steps), which affords spectacular views over the area.
Places to Visit
- Vist Santiago de Cuba, a great place to see the 'real' Cuba and experience a unique blend of culture, music and colonial history.
- A short helicopter ride will take you to Baracoa, Cuba's oldest town and site of Columbus' first landing. Explore its historic streets, climb its anvil shaped mountain, or go rafting down Cuba;s longest river.
- Take a cruise to Cayo Saetía, an unspoilt key off the coast and former private game reserve where the wildlife included zebra!