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Natural Attractions in Holguin,Cuba

Among the areas of national and local significance, proposed and declared, in the provincial system of protected areas, are presented in value of tourist use with authentic, unique and sustainable proposals within this modality those that we present below.

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National Park

Pico Cristal

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Year of creation: 1930

Area: 18 537.0 hectares

Ecosystems: Their presence varies according to the height above average sea level (s.n.m.m). At the lower levels are semideciduous and evergreen forests. In the intermediate and higher levels, pine forests, pluvisilva submontana and charrascales, where hygienic and xerophilic faunistic communities live.

Points of interest during your visit:

  • Pico Cristal –Cristal peak (1231.0 m s.n.m.m)
  • El Palenque
  • Cabonico river
  • Levisa river
  • Grande river

Activities that can be done:

  • Observation of birds
  • Observation of flora and fauna
  • Observation of landscapes
  • Swimming
  • Walks

Trails and routes:

  • Ecotourist Trail Crystal Peak
  • Cabonico river route.

Load capacity: 30 PAX.
Number of rooms: 15 rooms.

Contact Information:

Ecotur S.A Travel Agency.

Playa Guardalvaca, Holguin.
Phone: 430155.
Email: direccion@hlg.ecotur.tur.cu
 

Mensura Piloto

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Year of creation: 1992.
Surface area: 8,443.0 hectares.
Ecosystems: Presence of semideciduous forests, evergreen, pine forests, pluvisilva, quabales and charrascales, where hygienic and xerophilic faunistic communities inhabit.

Points of interest during your visit:

  • Such-karst systems Sao Corona and Piloto.
  • Pilot River.
  • Rafael pool.
  • Mensura hill (987.0 m.m.m.m).
  • Los Exóticos farm.
  • La plancha.
  • Salto del Guayabo.
  • Charrascos of the Caves and the Güinche hill.

Activities:

  • Speleotourism
  • Observation of birds
  • Observation of flora and fauna
  • Observation of landscapes
  • Camping.
  • Swimming
  • Hikes.
  • Horseback rides.

Trails and routes:

  • Sendero La Sabina
  • Salto del Guayabo trail.
  • Salto del Capiro trail.
  • Cueva Fría trail.
  • Rafael pool trail.
  • Los Exóticos route

Load capacity: 80 PAX.
Number of rooms: 40 rooms.

Contact Information:

Ecotur S.A Travel Agency.

Playa Guardalvaca, Holguin.
Phone: 430155.
Email: direccion@hlg.ecotur.tur.cu

Ecological Reserve 

 

Caletones

GENERAL INFO:

Year of creation: 1985.

Surface area: 9 365.0 hectares.
Ecosystems: Presence of the complex of vegetation of rocky and sandy coast in its coastal edge. The interior of the reserve is occupied by the coastal xeromorph and subcoastal bushes, which alternates with the microphyllous semideciduous forest and, to a lesser degree, the mangrove (yanales) vegetation, where xerophilous, hyphrophilic and hydrophilic fauna communities inhabit.

Points of interest during your visit:

  • Gibara City.
  • Los Panaderos cave.
  • Caletones Beach
  • Tanque Azul
  • El Jobal

Activities:

  • Observation of birds
  • Speleotourism (espeleodiving)
  • Observation of flora and fauna
  • Observation of landscapes
  • Swimming

Trails and routes:

  • Tanque Azul route and diving.
  • El Jobal route and diving.
  • Los Panaderos Cave route.
  • Birds Route

Load capacity: 80 PAX.
Number of rooms: 40 rooms.

Contact Information:

Ecotur S.A Travel Agency.

Playa Guardalvaca, Holguin.
Phone: 430155.
Email: direccion@hlg.ecotur.tur.cu

Outstanding Natural Element

 

Cerros Cársicos de Maniabón

GENERAL INFO:

Year of creation: 2002.

Surface area: 592.41 hectares.
Ecosystems: Presence of mogote vegetation complex, with scrupulous species and the microphyllous semideciduous forest, where xerophilic and hyphrophilic faunal communities inhabit. In the plains and valleys that border the hills, there are agro systems with anthropogenic faunal communities.

Points of interest:

  • Tibes de Yabazón
  • Yabazon hill
  • Cariblanco hill
  • Colorado hill
  • LasTinajitas hill
  • Silla de Gibara
  • Ceja de  Melones
  • Mezquita de Colón
  • Valley of Santa Rosa
  • Yaguajay Hill

Activities:

  • Speleotourism
  • Observation of birds
  • Observation of flora and fauna
  • Observation of landscapes
  • Camping
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Rural tourism
  • Agroturismo

Trails and routes:

  • Las Tinajitas trail
  • La Grieta or La Cañada trail
  • Travel Cerro de Yabazón route
  • Visit  to Finca Alcalá
  • Visit to Santa Rosa Valley
  • Tibes de Yabazón route

Load capacity: 90 PAX.
Number of rooms: 45 rooms.

Contact Information:

Ecotur S.A Travel Agency.

Playa Guardalvaca, Holguin.
Phone: 430155.
Email: direccion@hlg.ecotur.tur.cu 

Protected Natural Landscape      

 

Naranjo Bay

GENERAL INFO:
Year of creation: 2002.
Surface: 1 149.7 hectares. Terrestrial: 725.9 and Marinas: 423.8 hectares.
Ecosystems: Presence of the complex of vegetation of rocky and sandy coast in its coastal edge. The landscape is mainly occupied by the coastal xeromorph  and subcoastal bushes, which sometimes alternates with the semi-deciduous forest microphyll. Towards its higher portion, the Templo hill, we find the presence of quabales (spiny xeromorph scrub on serpentines). In the low and marshy interior of the bay of Naranjo (southern sector), mangroves are located very well preserved. The area inhabits xerophilous, hygrophilic and hydrophilic faunistic communities.

Points of interest during your visit:

  • Yaguajay Hill
  • Esmeralda Beach
  • El Peñón.
  • Bioparque Rocazul
  • Naranjo Bay
  • Congo de Mongo Viña
  • House of Compay Quique

Activities:

  • Trekking
  • Horseback riding
  • Observation of birds
  • Observation of flora and fauna
  • Observation of landscapes
  • Naturalistic navigation
  • Rural tourism

Trails and routes:

  • La Grieta or La Cañada trail.
  • Rocazul trail.
  • Loma del Templo trail.
  • Las Guanas trail.
  • Boating bay of Naranjo
  • Visit to Compay Quique’s house of
  • Visit  to Mongo Viña’s smallholding

Load capacity: 10 PAX.
Number of rooms: 5 rooms.

Contact Information:

Ecotur S.A Travel Agency.
Playa Guardalavaca, Holguin.
Phone: 430155.
Email: direccion@hlg.ecotur.tur.cu and www.ecoturcuba.tur.cu