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Marina Hemingway

Spend a leisurely afternoon wandering around Havana’s premier marina, where small sailboats line the waterways, relaxed restaurants await and watersports abound.

Sail in or arrive on foot to Marina Hemingway, Cuba’s main recreational port, and enjoy the ample facilities and peaceful atmosphere. Leisure and sport boats moor here in their hundreds and restaurants, cafés, shops and watersports operators can all be found in the surrounding area.

Wander along the four 2624-foot (800-meter) long channels, where small sailboats and all manner of watercraft line the banks. With its swaying palm trees, calm waters and air of bygone days, the marina is a relaxed and tranquil place to while away a couple of hours. The marina was originally founded in 1953. Following the Cuban Revolution, it was renamed by Fidel Castro to honor the famous American novelist Ernest Hemingway, who lived in the country for almost 20 years.

Enjoy some time on or under the warm Caribbean seas with one of the watersports companies located in the marina. A scuba diving center offers dive excursions to nearby sites. Take the plunge and explore fascinating submerged wrecks that are steeped in Cuban history.

Relax in one of the laid-back restaurants or cafés at the end of a long day and watch as the boats come in and out of the blue channels. Choose between cuisines ranging from Cuban to Italian. If you’re lucky enough to visit at the right time, you may even get to witness one of the area’s yacht races or fishing contests.

Marina Hemingway is located in the coastal neighborhood of Santa Fé. Life in Santa Fé revolves around the 148-acre (600,000-square meter) marina, which can hold some 400 vessels. To get to central Havana from the marina, either take a 15-minute taxi trip or ride the shuttle bus, which connects to the tourist bus, which in turn carries passengers to Old Havana. Though it may not be flashy or modern, Marina Hemingway still charms with its nostalgic, old-world atmosphere.


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Cubanacan el Viejo y el Mar $80
Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018
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Cubanacan el Viejo y el Mar

Cubanacan el Viejo y el Mar

Calle 248 y 5ta Avenida, Santa Fe, Playa, Havana
     
    3.3 of 5
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Goid :Great place , incredible staff, clean , Not so bad staffs has no idea of excuesions but did all they could to help .

    Hotel Acuario - All Inclusive $82
    Reviewed on Apr 27, 2019
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    Hotel Acuario - All Inclusive

    Hotel Acuario - All Inclusive

    Calle 248 y 5ta ave. Marina Hemingway, Havana, Havana
       
      2.8 of 5
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      good service,excellent price, pool service very good,staff super friendly butpoor amenities

      Relax frente al Mar $562
      Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018
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      Relax frente al Mar

      Relax frente al Mar

      Calle 242, #306 entre 3ra A y 3ra B, Jaimanitas, Havana, La Habana
         
        5.0 of 5
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        This house is amazing. The owner, his wife, and Judy were all A+++++. This house made the trip for all 4 couples. The food was better than any restaurant. They made sure we were always taken care of. They got us into the Havana Club which is a great beach club that is walking distance from the house. ...

        Villa Miramar&Pool $506
        Villa Miramar&Pool

        Villa Miramar&Pool

        26 Avenida 3ra, Havana, La Habana
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Municipality of Playa, this villa is within a 15-minute walk of Fusterlandia and Marina Hemingway. Pabexpo Convention Center and Palacio de Convenciones are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Hospedaje Sant Francesc
          Hospedaje Sant Francesc

          Hospedaje Sant Francesc

          Calle 9na # 2012 entre 20 y 22, Playa, Calle 9na # 2012 entre 20 y 22, Playa, Havana, Habana
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Municipality of Playa, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fusterlandia and Marina Hemingway. Pabexpo Convention Center and Palacio de Convenciones are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Casa Marek Cuba $262
            Casa Marek Cuba

            Casa Marek Cuba

            Calle 1ra A, #28407, Entre 284 y 286, Santa Fe, Playa, Havana, Havana
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Municipality of Playa, this vacation home is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Marina Hemingway and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Fusterlandia. El Salado Beach and Pabexpo Convention Center are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Casa Vistamar $430
              Casa Vistamar

              Casa Vistamar

              Calle 1ra, #29008, entre 290 y 292, Santa Fe, Havana, La Habana
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Municipality of Playa, this villa is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Marina Hemingway and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Fusterlandia. El Salado Beach and Pabexpo Convention Center are also within 6 mi (10 km).

                Villa Elsa
                Villa Elsa

                Villa Elsa

                Calle 182 #116 e/ 1ra y 5ta, Reparto Flores, Havana
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Municipality of Playa, this farm stay is 1 mi (1.5 km) from Pabexpo Convention Center and 1.9 mi (3 km) from Marina Hemingway. Fusterlandia and Palacio de Convenciones are also within 2 mi (3 km).