Except on weekends when the Cuban Navy
takes over, there is plenty of room to tie up to the sea wall during the day and pay your anchorage free, have lunch or dinner at the restaurant or visit the park. The park is well worth the visit and has a nice swimming beach, fishing
piers and a lighthouse to visit.
Then when it gets dark, move off of the dock
and drop your anchor
in the basin. If the weather
is settled then you can move outside of the basin and anchor
for free. I stayed there for 4-5 days last year and really enjoyed it.
Weekends get a little crazy with boats illegally tied to the wall all night and a good amount of partying going on. The basin gets crowded as well.