About the destination

Holguin is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, tropical forest and mountains. This splendid destination is full of ideal sites for scuba diving. Outside of the resorts, the city of Holguin has many green spaces. Moreover, this place is a reference point to taste the traditional Cuban cuisine, as it is a city where culture is very important.


There are two official currencies in Cuba, the Cuban peso (CUP) and the Cuban convertible peso (CUC). The latter has no value outside the country as it is a currency that was originally introduced to alleviate an economic crisis in Cuba. The Canadian dollar (CAD) can only be exchanged for the Cuban peso (CUP). It is therefore advisable to trade with the Cuban peso to avoid conversion problems with your remaining currency once back in Canada.  Be sure to notify your financial institution before you leave to avoid a hold on your funds.


The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recommends that you consult a health professional to discuss vaccinations against the following diseases: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera and rabies. Note that two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine are required for flights from Canada and for crossing the land border with the United States.


To travel to Cuba, your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay.


Month Max Min Prec.
January 28 °C 18 °C 48 mm
February 28 °C 18 °C 66 mm
March 29 °C 19 °C 39 mm
April 30 °C 21 °C 51 mm
May 31 °C 22 °C 89 mm
June 32 °C 23 °C 82 mm
July 33 °C 24 °C 68 mm
August 33 °C 23 °C 67 mm
September 33 °C 23 °C 94 mm
October 31 °C 22 °C 131 mm
November 30 °C 21 °C 99 mm
December 29 °C 19 °C 67 mm


The official language of the country is Spanish. About 90% of Cubans speak this language. The rest of the population, often immigrants from Haiti, speak Haitian Creole.

Things to do

Visit La Mensura National Park

Take a hike to discover one of the highest waterfalls in Cuba, the Salto del Guayabo. Along the trails, observe the tropical flora and fauna of the area. You will be able to observe the tocororo, the official bird of the country.

Swim with Dolphins

Make your dream of swimming with dolphins come true! Let yourself be impressed by their acrobatics. These marine mammals are very friendly and they will let you see it through their kisses and hugs.

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