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Introduction

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Holguin is the capital of the Holguin Province in the eastern part of Cuba and has around 340,000 inhabitants. It's the main gateway to the beaches in the north of the province, for example near Guardalavaca.

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Getting There

By Plane

Frank País Airport (HOG) offers a wide range of flights, with destinations being Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City, Ottawa, Milan, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Zürich, Winnipeg and Manchester.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Casa de AmadaEdificio 42, apartamento 6 Reparto Pedro Diaz CoelloGuesthouse-
Hostal La Roca HolguineraCalle 26 No 16 Altos e/ carretera de Gibara y 5 Alcides Pinoguesthouse-

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Post

Correos de Cuba operates the Cuban postal service. They are generally quite slow, and delivery is never guaranteed. Mail is read by Cuba’s censors; avoid politically sensitive comments. Also, never send cash! Post offices (correos) usually are open weekdays 8:00am to 6:00pm and on Saturday 8:00am to 3:00pm, but hours can vary widely. Most tourist hotels accept mail for delivery as well, which might be a better option. International airmail (correo aereo) averages from at least 2 weeks to over one month, and even domestic posts might take 1-2 weeks. When mailing from Cuba, write at least the country destination in Spanish (as well). International postcards, cost CUC 0.50 to all destinations; letters cost CUC 0.80. Within Cuba, letters cost from 15 centavos (20 grams or less) to 2.05 pesos (up to 500 grams); postcards cost 10 centavos. Stamps are available in US dollars as well (if buying at hotels, this is actually your only option) and can be bought at hotels and blue and white kiosks labelled Correos de Cuba. Parcels from Cuba must be unwrapped for inspection. It is far better to send packages through an express courier service, like DHL or the Cuban local one (called EMS), although the same regulation applies.

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