Cuban ladies in Holguin were a big mystery to me prior to my trip. My first trip to Cuba, wasn’t even to Havana. I ventured to a smaller city that most has never heard of. There was limited information on Cuban ladies in this little known Cuban city, Holguin.
I forged into the journey with an open mind and told myself that I was going to experience, “real Cuba”. The Cuban ladies took a black seat to the primary motivation of at last visiting the mysterious Cuba. While Canadians and Europeans long vacationed in Cuba, very few Americans had. In this article I will share my impressions of this charming Cuban city, Holguin. Secondly, I will review the unique experiences of meeting Cuban ladies here.
Holguin in two words can be defined “Time Capsule”.
With the 4th largest population of the country. It is about a one-hour car ride to the closet beach. Food and drinks are incredibly cheap, but food options are limited. The average salary is between 15-40 dollars per month.
The Masculine Traveler Rating Guide
Attractiveness of local women: 3 / 5
Receptiveness to Daygame approach: 4 / 5
Receptiveness to Nightgame approach: 4 / 5
Logistics: 4.5 / 5
Cost: 1 / 5
English Levels: 3.5 / 5
Warm Caribbean temperature. I went in the Fall in which the temperature was a comfortable 80°F/27°C
Limited to the 3 central parks. I recommend taking a day trip to Guardalavaca beach. You can take a taxi for about 30 dollars round-trip. The taxi driver will wait for you while you get some sun. Some of the hotels there let you pay a day fee for the facilities. The beach is beautiful and clean. You can also try your luck with the tourists. I met a group of Norwegian girls chillin on the beach.
There are some great deals on Jetblue to Cuba from the U.S. The flights are reasonable or you can book and award with your Jetblue miles for a roundtrip under 30k miles. I used my miles for a roundtrip economy ticket.
The International airport is more like a bus station. You will see families outside the gate greeting their loved ones, returning from the U.S. Hope into a 1950’s Chevy and you will arrive in downtown Holguin in about 15 minutes. The fare will cost 15-20 U.S. dollars.
Taxis are prevalent and I am sure you are aware of the old, classic cars from the 50s. They are alive and well in Cuba. What I wasn’t prepared for was how many people use horse and carriage to get around!
The city is centered around 3 central parks. The middle park is the largest and center of activity for the city. Make sure you rent an apartment within a 5-minute walk of one of the three parks.
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Most people speak broken English and you will be able to get by without Spanish. Cubans are highly educated and have some of the best English skills in Latin America.
Nevertheless, Spanish will greatly improve your chances of hooking up in Cuba and will set you apart from other Gringos.
I recommend the Pimsleur Learning Program for learning Spanish.
The women of Holguin are probably the most light-skinned of Cuba. It is not uncommon to see blondes in Holguin. They are typically short, petite, with brown eyes. The average girls are nothing to write home about. They lack fashion and proper make-up, but certainly not to blame for this. They seem to do the best with what they have.
There are plenty of petite 6s, but the highest quality tops out in the 7 range.
Tinder is not a good option as the Internet and I-phones are limited. This is a blessing as people still hold normal conversations without checking their phone every 5 seconds. The government restricts their internet access and they need to buy a special card.
Online is not big in Cuba, but there are a few cute girls on LatinAmericanCupid.com. It is worth a look to see if you can pipeline something before your trip.
Girls are friendly, sweet and approachable during the day. They are welcoming to Gringos and show a great interest in where you are from. Holguin is not a big tourist destination. I was only in town a few days, but I was able to meet some cute chicas during the day, with only a handful of approaches.
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday are the main nights out. Drinks are roughly 1$. There are several bars around the middle park. Cunabs love their live music and beer.
Cabaret Nocturno is the most popular and upscale place. This is a 5-minute taxi ride from the center. The talent is solid, but most girls are in large groups and/or mixed groups. This is a tough place to crack if you are rolling solo.
Casa de la musica is an in-door joint that gets packed. It is one of the most popular clubs, but a hooker hang-out. Proceed with caution.
Benny More has some cool live bands and the place was popping with non-pros.
Cuba was one of the most unique travel experiences of my life. I wanted to see it before it is overrun with American tourists. Holguin is a solid place for someone who wants to experience real Cuban life. However, you need a lot of time to break into groups. It can be difficult for a short stay.
The other big factor working against you is that in Holguin, you need to register girls at your Casa Particular. This presents an obstacle to normal, non-working girls.
I enjoyed my short stay in Holguin and made a few solid female contacts. I plan to return for a longer stay to get a more comprehensive understanding of the culture and dating opportunities.
It is important to mention that this can be a solid spot for the older player. Age is not a big issue in Cuba. I saw men well into their 60s with attractive and young Cuban ladies.
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