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La Paz, Mexico
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Ranked #3 of 23 attractions in La Paz
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Description: Beachside shopping street, providing you with spectacular views of the palm tree - lined beach as you browse through shops and restaurants.
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La Paz, Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

You love being able to walk along the Malecon in the morning and evening coolness. A great time to just sit and relax and watch the people go by. Along the way, you'll find shops, lots of restaurants -- stroll and enjoy.

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Perth, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Early morning watch the local keep fit folk workout on the Malecon in the evening families, young /old folk all come out to socialise and enjoy the not so hot temperatures

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is a marvelous walkway on the waterfront! It's the best way to get acquainted with La Paz and meet and watch her wonderfully friendly citizens. When I'm in La Paz, not a day goes by without a walk along the Malecon.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Malecon is the center of La Paz where you'll find a variety of restaurants, shops, and lodgings. It's always crowded especially on weekends and is always nice for a stroll.

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Pacific Palisades
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is the central draw of the city itself. You get a good sense of the bay and there are many restaurants and bars as well as shops. We found it easy to park. We happened to be in town for the PanAmerican triatholon which ran parallel to the Malecon. Much fun.

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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

It's about four miles long and makes for a nice place to take an evening stroll. Lots of kids, dogs, skateboarders. I would recommend it after dinner.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Beautifully done wide space for walking. There are many benches for taking a rest. Also it has some nice sculptures. A great spot to appreciate the beauty of La Paz bay.

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philadelphia, pa, usa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We have seen the malecon in Puerto Vallarta and liked that one also, however, the malecon in La Paz is so much more peaceful - no time share vendors for one! Beautifully done art and statues including a nice statue of Jaques Costeau looking out to sea (he said the Sea of Cortez was nature's aquarium). The views are beautiful,... More

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Bay Area, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

A lovely place to visit, full of history. Also a work in progress. The Malecon provides the landscape for La Paz, and here is where you will get your bearings as you start to explore the city and the surrounding beaches and islands.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
5 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Walk along this stretch of coastline and be entranced with the sights of locals and tourists interacting. There are Bohemian bars and cafés and craft shops et al. Fascinating!

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