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Hotels in Holguin Cuba are among the best in the country. There are several pleasant Holguin hotels in the charming provincial capital and some world-class Holguin resorts along the province’s many beautiful beaches.
Paradisus Rio de Oro is the best of all Holguin hotels. Situated overlooking Playa Esmeralda, Rio de Oro is known for its beautiful setting and superb service. Surrounded by perfectly manicured gardens on a cliff above one of Cuba’s finest beaches, this fine example of Holguin resorts features spacious and well-adorned rooms in a graceful hotel block and several exclusive bungalows. Room rates begin at about $400 a night and can exceed $1,500 for the luxurious Holguin villas. Flights and ground transportation to the resort and meals at one of Rio de Oro’s five excellent restaurants are included in the price.
The beach town of Guardalavaca boasts some of the finest hotels in Holguin. The complex combing the Club Amigo Guardalavaca, Atlantico, and Village Holguin resorts is a longtime favorite among visitors from Canada and Europe. The Holguin villas at Club Amigo are especially charming. Prices begin at about $100 a night for a double room.
Other fine Holguin resorts include Occidental Grand Playa Turquesa, the only resort on the beautiful Turquesa beach; Breezes Costa Verde, the best choice for scuba enthusiasts; Playa Pesquero, a huge five-star all-inclusive resort that offers everything a vacationer could want. All the best hotels in Holguin offer deals combing flights, accommodation, and meals. Most Holguin resorts organize tours to Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad, or other Cuban attractions. Visitors from the United States should note that transportation is generally offered only from Mexico, Canada, or a Caribbean island and arrangements will have to be made to for the journey out of the United States.
Travelers on a budget should look at booking into Holguin resorts in the off-season. Independent travelers can find cheap deals in the town of San Isidore de Holguin. There are three state-run Holguin hotels just outside town. The Mirado de Mayabe, with its famous beer-swilling donkey, is probably the best of the three. As in Havana and other Cuban towns, casas particulars provide an affordable alternative to hotels in Holguin. Taxi drivers in town will guide you to a local casa for a small commission. Rooms can be found for as little as $25 a night.
With prime beachfront Holguin villas and exclusive resorts and charming casas particulars and state-run hotels. Holguin has accommodation options for any traveler. Leave your bags in a room and head on out to Holguin’s beautiful beaches.
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