Provinca Holguin je četrta največja na kubi. V hribovju te province je velik del rudnin kot so nikelj in kobalt, ki so bile in so še vedno pogosto minirane. Ta industrija igra pomembno vlogo v tej regiji, saj se vse rudnine in poljščine nahajajo okoli mesta Mao na severni obali.
Nasadi sledkornega trsa in sadovnjaki citronk imajo prav tako pomembno vlogo v lokalni ekonomiji. Ribištvo v tej regiji je prav tako ključnega pomena, vendar ne tako kot v ostalem delu Kube.
Severna obala je bila ključnega pomena za razvoj v zadnjih 10 do 15 letih, saj je tam prelepa plaža Guardalavaca in jo opravlja zunaje minitrsvo za razvoj turizma.
Alturas de Mayabe
Hribovito območje 8 kilometrov iz mesta Holguin, ena izmed najlepših kubanskih pokrajin.
Banes city, it has been said, was once the most Americanised town in all of Cuba. It was the headquarters of the omnipresent United Fruit Company; an American monolith that owned huge sugar plantations in the district and whose managers set about transforming half of Banes into a faithful reconstruction of an American town.
Banes was the birthplace of Fulgencio Batista, one of Cuba's Presidents, who was sometimes called the Guajirito de Banes.. but never to his face!
Rumour has it that Banes is the very same town where Fidel Castro spent a great deal of time as a young man, courting the woman that would become his first wife.
Although nowadays Banes city is somewhat faded and becalmed it is home to two of the province’s most significant museums, one is Bani Cuban-Indian Museum and the other is called Chorro de Maita Site Museum.
The drive from Guardalavaca to Banes is one of the most scenic in the province.
Definately worth a visit is Playa Puerto Rico Libre, for its prestine wildness and numerous caves.
Now Banes serves as a commercial centre for the surrounding agricultural district, which mainly produces sugarcane, but also bananas and other fruits. Produce is shipped from the city's small port, Embarcadero de Banes, which lies on Bahía (bay) de Banes, 3 mi (5 km) to the south. Pop. (2002) 34,452.
This beautiful cay is the centrepiece of the Bahia de Naranjo Nature Reserve and is the location of the Acuario Cayo Naranjo. The latter puts on a daily marine show at noon, and best of all an opportunity to swim with dolphins.
This pristine cay, on the eastern side of the Bahía de Nipes, isn't terribly easy to get to, but if isolated and totally unpopulated, sugar-white cove beaches are of interest to you, it could certainly be worth the effort. An erstwhile exclusive game resort, the cay has an exceptional roster of flora and fauna, which includes not only deer and wild boar, but also a wild collection of exotics like antelopes, ostrich, water buffalo, and zebras. Most excursions include snorkeling, boat rides, jeep safaris, horseback riding, and lunch on the beach. There's one hotel on the cay, Villa Cayo Saetía, with a half-dozen nice cabanas. Cayo Saetía is about 90 minutes from Guardalavaca by car and just 20 minutes by helicopter (the preferred method of transport).
Gibara, named after the aboriginal word Jibá, meaning hump, was officially founded on 16th January 1817. Also known as La Villa Blanca, The White Town, this rather quaint city has a rich history & culture of which its people are most proud.
It has beautiful architectural sites, & neatly laid out homes, streets & parks. It is surrounded by lush countryside. Visitors discover the friendly & helpful nature of the locals (about 20k) is its biggest attraction.
There is, & probably always will be, some controversy about whether it was Gibara or Bariay Bay, in 1492, which first gave shelter to the ships of Christopher Columbus on his first trip to Cuba; and where he stated "It is the most beautiful land that human eyes ever saw."
If you are a bit of a latino film buff you should visit Gibara during the week it hosts the "Festival Internacional de Cine Pobre".
During the 19th & the first half of the 20th century, Gibara became the most important & developed port in the entire north eastern Cuba. It's railroad gave Holguin, Bayamo, Banes & Las Tunas access to traded goods. Gibara's economy today is based on textile production, fisheries, the making of snuff for export & domestic consumption, and tourism.
Tourists can enjoy wandering the street upon street of grand colonial buildings including the Fernando VII Fortress, Museum of Decorative Arts, History Museum, Natural History Museum, Casino Español (House of Culture), the theatre, Cuartelón Ruins, Cueva de los Panaderos, Calixto García Square & its miniature replica of the Statue of Liberty.
Mesto Holguin leži 760 kilometrov severovzhodno od Havane in je zelo pogosto naseljeno vedar ne prav posebej atraktivno. Vedar če se boste peljali skozi mesto si na glavnem tregu lahko ogledate Art Deco teater, umetnostno galerijo in zgodovinsko razstavo v mestnem muzeju Museo Provincial. Odličen Carlos de la Torre naraven zgodovinski muzej, južno od trga na ulici Calle Maceo, je še ena prelepa kolonialna graščina in ima odlično kolekcijo domačih polžjih školjk v različnih barvah.
Majhno obalno mesto se nahaja tam kjer poleti iz Havana in Santiaga odložijo vse turistične avanturiste na poti do Guardalavace in plaže okoli nje. Zelo blizu meje z provinco Guantanamo ima mesto Moa povezavo z Baracoa z makadamsko obalno cesto.
Pinares de Mayari
Področje Pinares de Mayari je idealna lokacija za vse ki imajo radi naravo in se radi sproščajo ob pogledu na rastlinstvo in živalstvo
The idilic 1km beach gets its name from the clear deep-green (emerald green) waters that lap along these white sands. It is a perfect setting to enjoying the available windsurfing, sailing, diving and snorkeling. The beach is exclusive for the hotels' guests.
The stunningly beautiful Naranjo Bay Nature Reserve is a short stroll away. The aquarium gives the possibility of swimming with dolphins.
Pesquero beach is very much the picture postcard tropical stetch of golden sand, lush vegetation and coral reefs that most long for. The beach is exclusive for the guests to the 3 modern hotels situated there.
Njena belopeščena plaža in hribčki v obliki polkroga so prelepega pogleda in je danes zelo pomembna točka za kubanski turizem, saj v velikem številu sem prihajajo turisti iz Anglije, Kanade, Nemčije in Avstrije
Yuraguanal plaža se nahaja na obalnem delu province Holguin in je približno 35 kilometrov oddaljena od mesta. Znana je po njeni fini in beli mivki.
Rafael Freyre city is marked on most maps as Santa Lucia.
The region includes a wonderful little Cuban beach Playa Blanca famous for its fine and white sand, Bahia de Bariay, Fray Benito and Silla de Gibara. The latter is also not marked on most maps.
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