Our flight arrived in Holguin on Tuesday 14 June and our route took us east to Moa, Baracoa and the Alejandro de Humboldt NP, then south over the mountains to Cajobabo on the south coast and then west to San Antonio del Sur and Guantanamo. We would then spend some time at La Gran Piedra at 4,000ft just east of Santiago before exploring the coast between Santiago and Guantanemo and then returning to Holguin for the flight home.
Our flight from Gatwick to Holguin with Thomas Cook Airlines was uneventful and once through security we quickly picked up our bags and met up with Doug and Leandro. We stayed the night at a casa in Holguin called the Refugio de Reyes Guesthouse. This is rated the No. 1 casa in Holguin on Trip Advisor and is a great place to stay. Its owners Sarah and David speak English and provide superb food - we thoroughly recommend staying here if you are looking for somewhere in Holguin.