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Malecon

Veracruz, Mexico
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Veracruz
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: People-watching
Description: A beautiful street bordered on one side by the harbor.
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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
56 helpful votes 56 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Augusta, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The Malecon and the Zocolo are the heart of the city. As the largest port in Mexico the waterfront is key to everyday life. there are markets, hotels, restaurants, and great views. Don't miss this if you are in Veracruz. Better Beaches as you head to the Boca del Rio area.

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Portland, Maine
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150 reviews 150 reviews
71 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The best part about the malecon was that you could walk about 5 miles one way and not have to cross traffic at any point. So it really is great for those who are used to a long stroll or run. We did about 8 miles walking, round trip. We stayed downtown, and it was great to see all the... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

It is a pleasure to walk through the Malecón of Veracruz. It is beautiful. The sea and all that goes along the buss of the city. They have recently added spaces for work out. You can walk from the Haven (harbour port) to Boca del Río just sensing the sea in all it's splendour and making more space to eat... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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81 reviews 81 reviews
44 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Great for an early or late walk, great views, easy parking right next to malecon, many restaurants=on the malecon side ant the street side.

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Cancun, Mexico
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We stayed at the Emporium hotel and took advantage of taking a tour of harbor where you can see the malecon. it is 45 minutes ride but you could experience nice views including famous San Juan Ulua fort.

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Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

If you are looking to take a stroll with beautiful views or wanting to buy tourist gifts, this is the place to go. At night, it is alive with people.

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