Known as Playa Esmeralda, the stretch of coastline of Estero Ciego Caleticas has two magnificent beaches of almost one kilometre in length and protected by coral reefs. Its clean, warm, transparent waters are deep green in colour. It is protected by escarpments, cliffs and lush and shady vegetation. Nearby is the natural park of Bahía de Naranjo.
You can enjoy an unforgettable swim with the friendly dolphins of the Cayo Naranjo recreation park located in the middle of peaceful Bahia de Naranjo (Naranjo Bay).
It stretches along 32 km of coast and covers an area of 1,000 hectares. It has three small keys and an aquarium with dolphin and sea lion shows. Surrounded by lush vegetation, it also offers the option of following ecotourism paths and enjoying other outdoor activities.
One of the three small keys located in Bahía de Naranjo, where visitors can enjoy the dolphinarium and tour the zoo-aquarium.
The most complete collection relating to Indo-Cuban culture is held in this museum in the town of Banes, known as the archaeological capital of Cuba. Among the thousands of pieces held, two are of particular interest: a solid gold icon, the first to be found in the area, and an indigenous skull with a hole in it similar to one that might be caused by the impact of a bullet.
Some 8 km south of the Guardalavaca beach is the largest burial ground to be found in the Antilles. Beside this archaeological cemetery is La Aldea Taína, a theme park with reconstructed scenes from the everyday lives of the native communities, with their hut-like dwellings, their customs and games.
For a long time this was the main arrival point from the sea to the whole of the north coast of the eastern provinces, turning it into a prosperous area. This coastal town, known as the Villa Blanca (white town), still boasts today the most remarkable examples of colonial architecture in the province of Holguín. Its two most important museums are the Museum of Natural Sciences and the Colonial Museum.
Acknowledged as Cuba’s archaeological city. To visit its museums is to go back to the past and its old residents.
At the entrance to Nipe Bay, this is the largest key in the Cuban archipelago. 65% of its 42 km² of surface area is covered in natural forests which provide a habitat in which various species of exotic animals, such as antelope, zebra and deer, roam freely. It boasts a dozen small pristine beaches.