Cuba, an internationally renowned tourist destination for its sun and beach options, has in the sea one of its main attractions for thousands of visitors who arrive in the country every year.
Dozens of excellent beaches with white sand and pleasant water temperature are available for vacationers who can also enjoy the hotel and service infrastructure which complement the offer.
The abovementioned infrastructure includes specialized diving centers and marinas for the yachts arriving in Cuba.
The island has one of the best preserved submarine ecosystems in the region, thanks to the presence of about 6,500 varieties of fish, crustaceans, sponges and mollusks which are accompanied by several coral species.
Diving enthusiasts can enjoy an actual complement of the tourist industry in more than 70,000 kilometers of island shelf, with about 5,000 kilometers of coastline bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
Also included is a large program of nautical activities which range from sailing in yachts and catamarans, to sport fishing tournaments and international regattas.
One of the most renowned nautical centers is Marina Hemingway, located in Havana and regarded as the Cuba’s flag marina in this promising sector.
The most important events organized by the club include, among others, the Marlin Fishing Tournament Ernest Hemingway which was founded by the very writer of The Old Man and the Sea and Farewell to Arms, among other relevant novels.
In addition, the institution represents Cuba in many international associations like the Ocean Cruising Club, the United Kingdom Cruising Association; and the Trans-Ocean and Kreuzer-Abteilung, both in Germany.
Cuba is also represented by Marina Hemingway in the cruisers associations from Switzerland and Austria, in the Sweden Yachts Owners Association and in the International Game Fish Association (IGFA).
In general, the marinas ensure the indispensable and basic services of potable water, electricity, fuel, communication and cable television; although there is an infrastructure providing comfortable lodgings for the most demanding tastes.
The Tourist Community Marina Hemingway is regarded as an ideal place for sea lovers, with options including shopping centers, Cuban cigar stores, naval hardware stores, cybercafé, drug store and inner transportation, among other facilities.
Havana also combines the leisure options with recreational facilities along the city’s coastline, including the attractions of the Malecon, the city’s main avenue along the seafront.
In addition, beach alternatives are concentrated in the so-called Blue Circuit, with more than 15 kilometers of beaches where Santa María del Mar stands out.