Cuban Eastern, a Natural Tourist Destination

Holguin - Some of the natural, historical and cultural attractions of the East were demonstrated during the Biological and Tourism Biodiversity Workshop (BIOTUR) with headquarters this Saturday in the northeastern city of Gibara.

The main receptors of the tourist pole of this area of the country, Havanatur, Cubatur, Cubanacan and Ecotur participate in the event; as well as international tour operators from the agencies AvenToura, Tourcom and Thomas Cook of Germany; Transant of Canada and Pegas Touristik of Russia.

Yoel Dominguez, director of Ecotur Sucursal Oriente, told Prensa Latina that Biotur's main objective is to foster and diffuse the Gibara destination, including the tourist centers of Holguin and Santiago de Cuba, territories where nature tourism perfectly complement cultural, historical and the sun and beach tourism.

Therefore, for this 6th edition, which started on Friday, a three-day, two-night circuit was designed in Gibara, headquartered city, linking the national parks Mensura Pilotos and Pico Cristal, which occupy areas of the provinces of Holguin and Santiago de Cuba.

For the first day the participants made four of the main excursions of Ecotur in Gibara: nautical and speleotourist journey , a visit to Tanque Azul -bigger cavern flooded in Cuba-, a way to Mares river and to the path Las Tinajitas.

Biotur has not been carried out for a decade but it currently aspires to become the nature event of the East, and consequently locate this area as a strong tourist destination of nature.

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