List of ports - Cuba
The port of Casilda is located not far from Trinidad, on the south coast of Cuba and serves as marina for this historic city.
Cayo Coco is an island belonging to Cuba in the Atlantic Ocean. It is part of the chain of islands Jardines del Rey (the King's Gardens) extending about 600 km on the northern coast of Cuba.
Cayo Largo is the second largest island of the Cuban archipelago Canarreos, located in the Caribbean Sea. The first European who arrived on the island is considered Columbus. Cayo Largo is not inhabited permanently in the official sense, as the people who work on the island, do not live there.
Cienfuegos, the coastal city (123,000 inhabitants) with French flair is still an important export port for sugar, citrus and tobacco. Already in the 19th century the city was founded by French settlers into a prosperous commercial center. Similar to Trinidad also the wealth of Cienfuegos is characterized by sugar cultivation.
Cayo Coco is the Cuban province of Ciego de Ávila located in the Atlantic Ocean. It belongs to the chain of islands Jardines del Rey ( Gardens of the King). Once temporarily used by the Soviet Union during the Cold War as an airbase, the island is now known as dreamlike destination.
Havana (full Spanish name: San Cristóbal de La Habana) is the capital of Cuba and with over two million inhabitants, the largest city in the Caribbean. In 1515 Havana was founded by conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar near the present town Batabanó. In 1519 the city already was moved to its present location. Thanks to its ideal location it soon developed into an important commercial and military port. In the 16th century the city suffered greatly from attacks by pirates, it was looted and burned. In 1607 Havana became the capital of the Spanish colony Cuba. After a period of British occupation it first went back to Spain.In 1898 Cuba finally became independent. In 1982 Havana was declared a UNESCO world cultural heritage. The city is now the most important industrial center in Cuba.
The Isla de la Juventud ("Isle of Youth") is the largest neighboring island of Cuba and is treated as a special administrative region. It is located in the Gulf of Batabanó on the Caribbean side of Cuba and belongs to the Canarreos Archipelago. The capital and largest city of the island is with about 15,000 inhabitants Nueva Gerona. From the 16th to the 18th century, the island was a refuge for many sometimes very "prominent" pirates, among them Francis Drake, John Hawkins, Thomas Baskerville and Henry Morgan. The island is therefore said to have been inspiration for the writer Robert Louis Stevenson for his famous novel Treasure Island. Later, the Isla de la Juventud was (at that time called "Isla de Pinos" ) notorious as island prison. Also during the guerrilla fights many revolutionaries were brought especially from the "26th of July Movement" (M-26-7) on the island.
The Isla de la Juventud ("Isle of Youth") is the largest neighboring island of Cuba. It is located in Golfo de Batabanó in the Archipiélago de los Canarreos on the Caribbean side of Cuba. Juventud is treated as a special administrative region and has around 100,000 inhabitants. Capital and largest city of the island with about 15,000 inhabitants is Nueva Gerona. The Indians called the island Siguanea until Christopher Columbus landed here on his second voyage to the New World in June 1494 and named it La Evangelista. Yet often the island changed its name until after the Cuban Revolution in 1978 it became the "Isle of Youth". This island is said to also have inspired Robert Louis Stevenson to write his famous novel"Treasure Island".
The small coastal town of Maria la Gorda is located in the west of Cuba, on the Canarreos archipelago. Once the place was a meeting place for corsairs and pirates and even today the remains of sunken galleons can be found there. In 1979, the area around the second longest coral reef in the world was declared a nature reserve.
Punta Francés is a town in the south-west of Isla de la Juventud, the largest sub-island of Cuba, located in the Gulf of Batabanó.
Santiago de Cuba, the second largest city in Cuba is located in the southeast of the province of Oriente, is always a little hidden in the shadow of Havana. It is not right, because Santiago de Cuba is an important industrial and port city. 500,000 people live here. In no other place in Cuba are its Indian, African and European roots so palpable. "Cradle of Revolution", Santiago de Cuba calls itself with pride. Almost all freedom movements in Cuba had their origin in and around this city. On January 2, 1959 Fidel Castro announced the victory of the revolution from the balcony of the town hall in Santiago de Cuba.