Cojímar is a small fishing village east of Havana, forming a ward (consejo popular) part of the Habana del Este municipality. It was an inspiration for Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea.[2] 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.[3] 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.