In 1932, Ernest Hemingway lived 90 miles away from Cuba in Key West (see his former Florida home in the Key West section of this site). While visiting Cuba for marlin fishing, he became intrigued with Havana. He frequently stayed at the hotel Ambos Mundos until 1939. The following year, Hemingway divorced his second wife, moved out of Florida and initially rented and then bought this estate called Finca Vigia. The “Lookout Farm” remained his winter residence until 1960. In the foreground is the guesthouse and garage. On the left is the main house. The 15-acre property is located in San Francisco de Paula about 15 miles from Havana.