If you’re thinking about a beach holiday in Cuba, Holguin is the perfect destination. The region is one of the most beautiful parts of Cuba, with rugged mountains, lush jungles, and plenty of spectacular beaches. When Christopher Columbus spotted Holguin’s coast back in 1492, even he had to admit it was “the most beautiful land human eyes have ever seen.” Most people fly to Holguin to visit the famous resort of Guardalavaca, with its luxurious all-inclusive hotels and buzzing nightlife. This is the region where Cuban music was born, after all. Eco-tourism is also popular in Holguin, with plenty of nature walks and hiking trails through the verdant foothills.
Airports in Holguin
Frank País Airport (HOG) is the international airport serving the city. It’s named after a famous Cuban Revolutionary, who acted as the urban coordinator of the 26th of July Movement and collaborated frequently with Fidel Castro’s guerrillas.
Airlines that fly to Holguin
Thomas Cook Airlines fly direct to Holguin from the UK. Other airlines flying from Europe include ArkeFly from Amsterdam, Condor from Frankfurt, and both Blue Panorama Airlines and Neos from Milan. Scheduled flights are also available from a range of North American destinations through Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, Cubana de Aviacion, and Sunwing Airlines. Domestic flights are available through Cubana de Aviacion and Aero Caribbean.
Getting to your destination
There’s no public transport from the airport, however many resort hotels offer their guests transfers-either free or at a cost. It’s worth checking with your accommodation to see if this is available. Alternatively you can take a taxi, with the average fare to Guardalavaca costing around 35-40 CUC (about £22.70-£25.95)*. Always agree on a price with your driver before setting off.
*Prices subject to change
When to fly to Holguin
Cuba’s dry season, from November to April, is generally considered the best time to visit. The best weather occurs during the last two weeks of March and the first two weeks of April. The average temperature is usually between 20 and 35°C throughout the year. If you don’t mind a bit of rain, you can sometimes find some good bargains during the wet season (May until October).
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Airports near Holguin
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