At the end of the XIX century, near the Goloustnoye, a temporary zoological station was operating.
The village was called Goloustniy for the treeless banks of the river, next to which the settlement was located. Currently, in Bolshoye Goloustnoye there are about 600 people and there is everything that is necessary for the tourist: shops, hotels, camp sites, cellular communication. With Irkutsk, Bolshoe Goloustnoye is connected by bus service - about 130 km on the road, mostly gravel. There is a hiking trail to the village of Bolshie Koty (30 km along the coastline) and further to Listvyanka.
As the main attraction of the village is usually called the St. Nicholas Church with an ancient and complex history.
Trekking along the shore of Great Siberian lake. Both in taiga forest and along the beaches. Overnight in tents (or wooden houses on your demand). 3 or 2 days are possible.