This is the most easterly port of entry on the north east coast of Cuba.
The sheltered bay is a hurricane hole and there is a 30 meter high lighthouse that marks the entrance to the bay.
Position 21º 06.00'N, 75º 57.95'W.
This is now a port of entry. Officials are reported to be very courteous and friendly. You will be asked to anchor off until clearance has been completed.
There is a good report by SY Lily about clearing in here in 2015 - adjacent.
See Cuba Formalities for detailed information on clearing into and out of Cuba.
The entrance channel to the port is narrow but well marked. If help is required to navigate up the channel, call for assistance on VHF channel 13 or 16.
The marina is very well sheltered, even in a hurricane. It is small with approx. 10 slips for transient yachts (all Med mooring, some with your own anchor - see photo courtesy of SY Lily who visited here in 2015). The marina is rather isolated however, so a hire car is probably a good idea for re-provisioning and getting around. Holquin is 20km away.
There is also an anchorage with a water taxi service.
Diesel is available and internet access and some repairs are possible. The Marina management speak good English.
Last updated February 2017.