The Cuban archipelago, privileged by a strategic position in the Caribbean, supports its tourist development on the value added by nautical activities to meet the demands of thousands of vacationers.
In this environment, the Hemingway Marina, located in Havana, stands out as a leading center in this promising sector.
The marina enjoys international recognition thanks to its role in the organization of renowned events and two decades of experience behind this recreational activity.
Among the most relevant events organized by the club is, in the first place, the Marlin Fishing Tournament Ernest Hemingway, founded over 60 years ago by the very writer of The Old Man and the Sea and Farewell to Arms, among other important novels.
The institution represents Cuba in many world organizations like the Ocean Cruising Club, the United Kingdom Cruising Association; and Trans-Ocean and Kreuzer-Abteilung, both in Germany.
In addition, Cuban nautical activities are also represented by the club in cruising associations from Switzerland and Austria, in the Sweden Yachts Owners Association and in the International Game Fish Association (IGFA).
The growth of the club’s membership plays a favorable role, currently including 2,140 members from 60 countries.
The marina happens to be an inevitable port for international regattas as a technical stopover in their routes to other latitudes.
The Cubanacán S.A. group manages the marina which is ready to take on in its four five-meter-deep canals up to 400 boats and even provide conditions for life on board.
This latter option provides visitors with basic and essential services like potable water, electricity, fuel, communications and cable television, although there is an infrastructure to provide accommodation for visitors of the most demanding tastes.
For those who enjoy sailing in the area, the Hemingway Marina is ready to welcome unexpected cases, offering a fully equipped mechanical workshop where boats can be repaired.
The Hemingway Marina tourist community is regarded as an ideal place for those who love the marine environment, with options including shop centers, cigar stores, medical services, naval hardware stores, cybercafé, drug store and internal transportation.
This nautical complex, of renowned reputation within the Cuban tourist industry, also includes a wide variety of gastronomic options in its restaurants.
Many well-equipped marinas are available for visitors in Cuba, offering options that include scuba-diving, boat tours and sportfishing.