It was an inspiration for Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea. It was also the location where during the 1940s an enormous Great white shark was caught, which is one of the contenders for the largest specimen of all time. However, there is considerable controversy about the accuracy of Great white shark measurements taken before modern times.
The Estadio Panamericano is located southwest of the village.
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- Viegas, Jennifer. "Largest Great White Shark Don't Outweigh Whales, but They Hold Their Own". Discovery Channel. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
- Lionel Martin (29 August 1994). "The View From Cojimar". Time Magazine. Retrieved 24 December 2008.
- "Great White Shark Recorded Sizes". Retrieved 2011-07-18.
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