Holguin Province is Cuba’s fourth largest. The mountains of the region are home to deposits of nickel and cobalt which have been, and still are being, extensively mined. These industries play an important role in the productivity and wealth of the area, the main nickel mines and processing plants are situated around the town of Moa on the north coast, east of the city of Holguin. Sugar plantations and citrus orchards also play a prominent role in the local economy, and the fishing industry, although small, complements the provinces impressive role as a key producer in the Cuban economy. The north coast has been a substantial amount of development over the last 10 to 15 years and the beaches of Playa Guardalavaca are now firmly established with foreign tour operators. Regular domestic flights from Havana and international flights. Overland transfers from Havana around 10 hours.