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Address: Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba
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Great to People Watch

Hanging out on the Malecon to watching people, old cars, and the sea is one of my favorite things about Havana.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Thomas G
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Somerset, UK
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

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 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Saint James, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Bay View, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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Telluride, Colorado, United States
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 :)

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

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