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Address: Veracruz, Mexico
Activities: People-watching
Description: A beautiful street bordered on one side by the harbor.
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Strolling along

What a beautiful relaxing way to exercise after a big meal. People stop to talk to you about their beautiful city/port

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Alicia M
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Desert Hot Springs, California
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Desert Hot Springs, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

What a beautiful relaxing way to exercise after a big meal. People stop to talk to you about their beautiful city/port

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Dublin, Ireland
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138 reviews 138 reviews
65 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The malecon in Veracruz is a really nice for a walk or run. Really long and accessible and nice views of the town and pier. Nice jetty in the middle to run out along to have great views back on the city.

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Having travelled to Veracruz on a fairly regular basis since late 1963 I really like just walking the "Malecon", taking in the sights, the souvenir shops, the vendors selling "native" articles, the people promenading in the evenings and on weekends. A cup of coffee and breakfast at the "Paroquia". The Pemex building, the Naval Academy, the cadets parading. At some... More 

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Luanda, Angola
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

the Malecon has long been a tradition for the locals, and improving by the minute. Street closure has provided more area and safety as well, with many other improvements only adding to the enjoyment. Boat and Bus tours are regular, although if on the top floor of the bus watch out for the power lines !!!!! A Must when visiting... More 

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Wimberley, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I love to stroll the Malecon, especially Saturday and Sunday nights. Families out enjoying the ocean breeze, walking their pets. Impromptu entertainment. One of the best free things to do in Vera Cruz.

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San Jose, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Good for tourist attractions and typical gift purchasing. Great coffee shop "La Parroquia". Fun but very hot "Artesanias/market" site.

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Boca del rio, veracruz, mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

if you like walking than the malecon is a great place to do it. we like to stroll along and look at the boats and ships in the harbour and people watch! There's always lots to look at and lots of people selling just about everything!!! The place is kept quite clean. Not too long ago they had a wonderful... More 

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Tlaxcala, Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The first time I went to Veracruz I drove by, and the second time I took the tour bus. Well, I liked both. I really felt like I was "at the beach" because of the beach side restaurants and hotels. One of my favorite things about "El Malecón" is that it goes from Veracruz to Boca del Rio, about 3... More 

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Ensenada Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The beach is great down near the Aquarium , But the vendors are NOT Cheap Beer is 5.00 dlls thats alittle steep seeing there is trash everywhere.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
37 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Veracruz doesn't have great beaches, but it does have a great Malecon. Terrific if you want to get out for a leisurely stroll and see a port town at work. Definitely a must if you are in town.

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