Holguín’s diverse terrain includes lush pine forests, an alpine microclimate and an island populated by exotic animals. Memorable adventures include skydiving, swimming with the dolphins and beachside horseback rides.
Scoot around the vibrant resort community by renting a moped from any hotel in Guardalava.
Take a boat excursion to the best snorkeling, fishing and swimming spots off the coast of Holguín.
Although it’s only 100 km from Holguín city, this 42-sq-km island is a world apart. Connected to the mainland by a bridge, it is noted for its forests, broad prairies and idyllic beaches stretched out beneath striking cliffs along the northwestern coast. But the islet’s main attraction is the population of native and imported animals that roam freely here, including antelopes, zebras, boars and ñandus.
Parque Natural Bahía de Naranjo
This island complex near Guardalavaca boasts an aquarium featuring dolphin and sea lion shows, as well as yacht and seafari trips.
Glide above the pristine Guardalavaca shoreline during a tandem skydiving or Zodiac hang-gliding adventure.
Hacienda La Mensura (in Parque Nacional La Mensura)
Ride through the aromatic pine forests of this alpine terrain surrounding Sierra del Cristal. Pick up your horse at the Hacienda La Mensura, where you can also watch the antelope play.
Stop by the riding centre across from Club Amigo Atlantica to enjoy a canter along the sparkling Guardalavaca beaches.