I only docked in Marina Gaviota in Varadero and travelled around mostly by car. So don't know where would be your entry port.
We came from Nassau
, so chosen Varadero do dock
. I heard other cruisers sailed around areas supposedly not open for cruising and there is not much control, but would recommend checking in before and maybe bringing a local who can tell you where to go, specially if interested in fishing
We were very welcomed by the doctor and customs
officials, as well as very well cared by all staff at Marina Gaviota. Diesel, water
supplies available there. I didn't shop for parts
or any maintenance
related products there, but would guess it may be more of an issue. Professional services are widely available f you need to, although I didn't use anything.
25 USD for the visa may be paid at arrival.