The best-known place in the city is Loma de la Cruz, Hill of the Cross, upon which is a large crucifix. Once you have scaled the 458-step staircase, you will discover a remarkable panoramic view of the whole city and across the province. After enduring such a climb, there are snack bars and a restaurant at the top.
Near to Holguin is the Playa Guardalavaca, a popular retreat as one of Cuba's most famous beaches. Set against a stunning backdrop of tropical rainforest and rugged cliffs, Playa Guardalava also features beautiful coral teeming with tropical fish and marine life. It also features thirty-four rivers and six waterfalls as well as 19 historical and cultural sites.
For those seeking nightlife, Holguin features a cabaret, discos, pool bars and clubs. A visit to Holguin affords the opportunity for relaxation, discovery and renewal.