Hanging out on the Malecon to watching people, old cars, and the sea is one of my favorite things about Havana.
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This ocean road is 7km long, giving fabulous views of both the city and the sea; a classic car ride down part of it was the best way to experience the Malecon.
A perfect place for meeting the cuban people, a place to sit and watch the old cars and take plenty of photos. Every evening, tons of people come down to sit, relax, walk and talk. A walk along the El Malecon is a must for the visiting tourist.
In a trip to Cuba myself, wife and daughter stayed in a hotel on the Malecon. It is a nice place to walk, watching people fish and the breeze from the sea is often welcome. The road is pretty busy, so this is not a secluded sea-side stroll. Nice enough in my view but not somewhere I would go out... More
You can't not visit the Malecon on a visit to Cuba. It stretches the length of the entire city. It's great for a morning job or evening stroll but there isn't a lot to do along the way. For those that like to grab a beer/drink, there are some local bars in the Vedado neighborhood along the Malecon. And by... More
Walked the Malecon every day in Havana. Great walk but be a little careful at night as there are several holes and rerod sticking up in the middle of it. Of the 95% of the people who want to talk to you, they will ask for something from you, usually money.
This is a long walkway along the ocean. It is on a busy street so be careful crossing over to it. We drove along it one night and the waves were so big our tour guide told us sometimes they close it because of the waves and rocks, etc. It seems to be a gathering place at night. Great to... More
The road is fairly empty, sidewalks are wide and ocean is refreshing. Musicians play songs for you (for a small donation of course). The Malecon is iconic and worth a 20 minute stroll.
We stayed in a Casa right on the Malecon. The breeze was lovely, the views were lovely, it was a lovely spot to pick a casa at :)
8km walk or jog along the sea front . Crossing the six lane highway can be interesting as the half way mark is marked by the two yellow lines a few inches apart . Walking along by the seawall also has its moments with the occasional freak wave breaking over the top to drench the unwary . But it is... More
How long is El Malecon? Can we walk from central Habana and back? Are there any shops or cafes along the path?
Why do you think Castro has let this once beautiful city go into such disrepair? Is he blind? Can he not see the result of his 'Revolucion'?