Posted April 23, 2010 by Jaclyn Liechti
Holguin, Cuba, is said to be the spot where Christopher Columbus first landed in 1492, calling it the most beautiful place he’d ever seen. The province is known for its natural beauty, and has several beaches and national parks. The city of Holguin is known today as “the city of parks,” and is filled with tree-lined squares.
Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park: The Bahia de Naranjo Nature Park holds more than 2,400 acres of hiking and windsurfing fun. Naranjo Cay, in the center, offers an aquarium where you can watch a sea lion show or see tropical fish and sea turtles. The main attraction, though, is the chance to swim with the dolphins. The lively animals literally jump at the chance to let friendly visitors kiss and pet them, giving guests an experience they won’t soon forget.
(Photo: iStockphoto/Steven Miric)