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New marina and facilities opens at Gibara Holguin for Cubans

Posted May 22, 2008 by publisher in Cuba Travel.
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Yanela Ruiz | Ahora.cu

A new marina, first of its kind in the country, was opened this week in the municipality of Gibara, Holguin. This is part of the activities to celebrate the 27th anniversary of the introduction of camping in Cuba as a popular recreational activity.

The marina, located at “Bayado” beach, has 42 aquatic media, donated by the Ministry of the Interior, which will be operated in Cuban currency. The lot is made up of boats, sails, aquatic bikes, and a Catamaran and kayak platform. The acquisition of diving equipment and incorporation of a food service in the recreational area are also planned.

The nautical club will be open to all. Rental prices for the nautical facilities do not exceed 1.50 Cuban pesos per hour. In the case of foreigners, they will be charged the equivalent of 1 Cuban convertible peso per Cuban peso.

Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, member of the Political Bureau and first secretary of Communist Party in Holguin, among other top officials from the province, attended the opening ceremony.

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Member Comments

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On May 22, 2008, arteest wrote:

This bodes well, doesn’t it? Granted, it would be expensive for a Cuban family to holiday here but still within reach for at least some Cubans. Especially those in Holguin.

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On May 22, 2008, manfredz wrote:

all part of the little things.
Unfortunately a lot needs changing, which hopefully teh governement will be tackling also, but every little bit helps, and for a family to actually enjoy a weekend or a holiday is actually a lot.

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On May 26, 2008, ERIC,NYC wrote:

You can’t build castles from shit…..You gotta start somewhere.OK,the change has begun,now let’s quicken it up a bit…..┬íCAMBIA CUBA CAMBIA !