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Located about 50 miles east of Las Tunas, Holguín, in the northeastern part of the country, is the most important town in its province and Cuba’s fourth largest city.  This province is famous for its historical importance because here is where Cuba was first discovered on October 27, 1492 by Christopher Columbus. 

         The provincial capital, also called Holguín, is also known as the “City of the Parks.” The layout of the street reflects a strong Spanish influence. There are museums, monuments and other historical sites found in the downtown area. 

         Along its more than 25 miles of coastline, Holguín has 41 beaches. Among them is the Atlantic coast the resort of Guardavaca (meaning 'watch the cow' in Spanish)—about 40 miles north east of Holguín. It is one of Cuba's best white sand beaches and considered by many to be the second resort after Varadero.  The water is clear blue and the resort is surrounded by coconut palms and other tropical vegetation.  There is an off-shore coral reef for diving or snorkeling.  

         Nearby Playa Don Lino to the west is less developed, but has a gorgeous white sand beach and two coral reefs.  Ciego Estero and Bahía Naranja are other beaches to the west of Guardavava.


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