Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2018 - Page 236

La Finca Vigía, San Francisco de Paula Home of Ernest Hemingway “in all my travels, I’ve found Finca Vigía the best place I have ever seen, to write.” Today, visitors to Finca Vigia can witness what inspired Earnest Hemmingway to write those words when they visit the house, now a museum, featuring the author’s original furniture and his over 9,000 books. It is perhaps easy to see why he loved it so much with its view over the city and the shade from the trees, plus of course the pool which is just two minutes’ walk away. Sport Fishing Cuba is a popular island for Sport Fishing (tag and release) which takes place in designated rivers and lakes. It is done in ways that ensure that marine ecosystem is protected. In certain areas such as Salinas de Brito in the Matanzas province, although fishing takes place all year, only six fishermen are allowed to fish per day. Fishing guides and flat-bottomed lever-propelled boats can be hired. Las Tunas province provides Spinning, Fly and Trolling all year for Ladyfish, Cubera, Snapper and Barracuda. Cayo Coco in the Ciego de Ávila province offers Fly Fishing and Spinning opportunities for Bonefish, Pacific, Harvestfish, Ladyfish, Cubera, Tarpon and Snapper. The season runs from May 1 to September 30.