Havana, Cojimar - fishing village • Cuba

Looking for a cultural getaway? Discover Cojimar, the charming fishing village that inspired Ernest Hemingway for "The Old Man and the Sea", through our over 2-minute video accompanied by detailed explanatory text. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of this peaceful and picturesque place, discover its Spanish fort, sandy beach, and authentic atmosphere. The video also features weather forecasts to inspire you to explore Cojimar.

This film was made on the basis of photos and videos taken during the trip Cuba (EN)

Reading the text below will help you better understand the cultural context of the images in this video.


On the outskirts of Havana is a small fishing village that inspired Ernest Hemmingway for his novel "The Old Man and the Sea", Cojimar. 

Founded in the 17th century by the Spanish, it has a fort like almost all coastal towns in Cuba. This fort bears the name of "Torreon de la Chorrera". 

Cojimar was the first settlement east of Havana and was populated by the Spaniards from 1554. Before their arrival, the Indians lived there in peace ... 

Cojimar was the scene of a landing of the British army in 1762. 

It is a quiet village, by the sea, with all the charm of small Cuban towns. Apart from the fort and the statue of Ernest Hemmingway, the locality offers few treasures to passing tourists.


Spoken comments in the film: 

Cojimar is a small fishing village near Havana. This village which has an old Spanish fort (Torreon de Cojimar) by the sea is part of the municipality of Havana. It was one of the places that inspired Ernest Hemmingway for his Vieil Homme et la Mer.



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Disclaimer: Despite its appropriateness, copyright issues prevent the use of cuban traditional music in "Havana, Cojimar - fishing village • Cuba", hence the use of royalty-free music. Despite our careful selection, some might regret this decision, which is necessary to avoid potential lawsuits. Although difficult, this decision is the only viable solution.

inscription in the fort, Cojimar • Cuba

What's the weather like in Cojimar?

Castillo de Cojimar, Cojimar • Cuba


the sea seen from the fort, Cojimar • Cuba

the sea seen from the fort

inside the fort, Cojimar • Cuba

inside the fort

a turret of the fort, Cojimar • Cuba

a turret of the fort

Cojimar, Cuba

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