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Malecon

Veracruz, Mexico
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Ranked #6 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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Ensenada Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
25 helpful votes 25 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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boise, id
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

it's not as pretty as the malecon in Puerta Vallarta, which is to be expected given that Veracruz is a big port. Also, we were first there on a sunday night on a 3 day weekend and there were too many people for our taste. But on subsequent nights it wasn't as crowded and was a good way to walk... More

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

and people still gather to see and be seen while enjoying the port, the beaches and the water. There is a powerful new (November 2013) monument marking 100 years of Jewish immigration to Mexico.

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