Casa Particular / B&B
Ricardo Almaguer y
Dora Campaña Peña
Calle Miró #125 A
e/ Frexes y Aguilera
Tel. +53 (24) 48 10 18
Mobile +53 53 55 67 54
20 - 25 CUC.
Note: A jubilated couple who's renting in the center of Holguin
two very clean rooms, each with his own bathroom.The rooms have also a ventilator, air-conditioning and a small refrigerator.
If you like Dora and Rafael will prepare a breakfast, lunch or dinner at a reasonable price (breakfast start at 4 CUC per person, lunch/dinner at 6 CUC per person). Friendly treating - actually a very good house in the center of Holguin!
Reservation: Also possible by e-Mail (Spanish and English).
Quiet city, located 56 km far from the famous beaches of Guardalavaca. Holguin has an international airport. The city is a good door for exploring the cuban east.
- Loma de la Cruz. It is a hill almost in the city with a rich history. If you want to go up
till the top where you can find the cross, its ancient history and among other
things a wonderful view of all the city and its surrrounding area. It is important
to say that this hill has not only a big stairs of at about 3 hundred and
50 steps but also a road. Going up by car is not as exciting as going up by
walking because of the beautiful view you can have while you are going up.
(At least when you don´t go up at 1 o´clock in the afternoon under
a burning sun...)
- Mirador de Mayabe. A place near of the city with a very special view of the valley of Mayabe.
At the mirador you can find a Hotel (Islazul), with a swimmingpool, bar and
an especial atraction, one of the two asses in the world that drink beer.
The best is going with a taxi. It will cost you about 10 CUC, both ways. Another
posibility is going by bike, but you have to go up because it´s located
on a hill (logic for a view point, isn´t it) and doing this at midday
is not so nice... You have to pay for enter in the hotel, it costs you about
3 to 5 CUC - depending on who's at the door for picking the money (and I think
also how you look, how you are arring and so on...)
Holguin most famous beaches 56 km away from the city. You can go by truck
or rent a taxi (be sure that the taxidriver has a licence for doing this!).
The travell cost about 25 or 30 CUC both ways. Near of the beaches you can
find more attractions. For example a copy of the house were Fidel Castro was
How to go to Holguin
- Train. Instead of the train is circulating a bus between Habana and Holguin. Every second day there's a train from Santiago de Cuba or Guantánamo (the other day) to Holguin. But actually it's often canceled.
- Astro. They have
buses from citys like Habana, Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba, Bayamo. The best
is if when you ask directly at the bus station for the scheduled leaving of
the buses (and maybe for other destinations).
- Viazul. They have
every day at least to buses from Habana and Santiago de Cuba. They will stop
in every capital-province they cross. There also exists once a day a bus from
Trinidad. For more details check the actual timetable!
- Cubana. Three times a week from Habana. Price 74 CUC (one way).
- Flights from abroad. There are also some flights from abroad to Holguin. For exemple AirCanada (Montreal, Toronto), Cubana (Montreal), AirTransat, Condor (Frankfurt) etc.
- Camiones (trucks).
There are truck conections from the near cities. Specially from Moa and Bayamo
exists a good service. If you want to go by truck from Santiago de Cuba, you
normally need to change in Bayamo.