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. 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.