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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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A Lovely Stroll

The Veracruz malecon is a nice stroll down a wide walkway in downtown Veracruz. It goes right along the port, so you can see all sorts of interesting action going on. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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San Rafael, California
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Arlington, Texas
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I visited el Malecon when I was very young, and I have absolutely great memories of it. Can't wait to bring my boys so they can experience the same.

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Olten, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Nothing special. It's basically an extension of the port. Not restaurants, no bars, a few ships (no old ones). Basically a bare area.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

There's got to be a way to control the sewer smell at El malecon. It's supposed to be a touristy place but I promise you won't want to come back after you get the smell...

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San Rafael, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Veracruz malecon is a nice stroll down a wide walkway in downtown Veracruz. It goes right along the port, so you can see all sorts of interesting action going on. It actually goes for quite a distance, but I didn't go all that far.

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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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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Address: Veracruz, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Veracruz  >  Veracruz

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