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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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Mexico City, Mexico
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Ajijic, Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Used the Malecon daily to exercise off the previous days great food. Enjoy the sights and the fresh sea air.

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Plymouth, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We spend many hours walking the Malecon between Veracruz and Boca del Rio. On the weekends there are endless booths selling all sorts of food and gifts. In the morning and early evening many people run, skate, and walk for exercise and you can stop along the way and use some of the outside exercise equipment.

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Brownsville, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

good work out a long walk many people selling there wears a fine view of water craft & naval ships enjoyed the view

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Turin, Italy
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

If you lie ports and large ships this is a great location. The port is one of the nicest and busiest in the world. Walking on the malecon in the cool evenings is relaxing and affords nice views. There are too many vendors though. I understnad the need for tourist "recuerdos" but too many takes away the enjoyment of the... More

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