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The city of Holguin in eastern Cuba doesn't revolve around tourism. It's a vibrant center where the locals get on with their everyday lives, as captured in our Holguin travel pictures. Tourists cravitate toward beach resorts like Las Brisas, Club Amigo, and Hotel Atlantico at Guardalavaca, 50 kilometers northeast of Holguin city. The rest of the province is seldom visited by foreigners, part of its appeal.

In the far east near the border with Guantanamo Province is the nickel mining town of Moa, where a nickel smelter named for the famous revolutionary Che Guevara pumps out its fair share of pollution. Cuba's current president, Fidel Castro, hails from Holguin Province.

All the photos on Cuba-Pictures.com are by David Stanley, original author of Lonely Planet Cuba.
The images on this page are details. To view the complete photos, click on the thumbnails.

Bird's-eye view of the eastern Cuban
city of Holguin from Loma de la Cruz.
Cuba welcomes visitors. This Caribbean country offers a unique and very different travel experience.

A young passenger on the train from Holguin to Santiago de Cuba.

Merendero Atlantico uses a pig's head to attract customers.

Motorcycle before the Natural Science Museum on Calle Maceo, Holguin.

Pig on the spit in the town of Cueto between Holguin and Moa.

The Ernesto Guevara nickel smelter in Moa, named for Che Guevara.

A pedicab or bicitaxi waiting for passengers on a Holguin street.

Passengers boarding the double-decker airport bus in Holguin.

A carriage on the train from Holguin to Santiago de Cuba.