El Malecon

El Malecon, Havana: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, El Malecon Reviews: 4.5/5

Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas
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Reydelamor
Ajax, Canada151 contributions
Afternoon walk on various occasions....
Mar 2021 • Business
The Malecon is everything they say. Always enjpyable to walk on the malecon. You come across fishermen, lovers, romatics and artists. Always.

Written March 10, 2021
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Pablo
Toronto, Canada112 contributions
El Malecon is a street to party on the ocean
Oct 2019
I used to go to the Malecon on a daily basis as my hotel called Panorama was about ten minutes from there. The Malecon consists of a gathering area of Cubans enjoying their nightlife at little cost. Often along the Malecon there was diving into the ocean, dancing, partying and drinking. Do not go there with lots of money, gold chains, etc as some areas. could be dangerous for a tourist. .
Written June 19, 2020
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Trip52514015110
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Very romantic walk by the ocean
Aug 2019
Beautiful, clean, friendly people, long romantic walk during the night . During the is very hot and humid. Every night we went for our walk , there was this gentleman with his guitar and he will serenade us every time he sees us. very safe to walk around during the day and night.
Written June 19, 2020
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MPWEST10
Mandurah, Australia624 contributions
Everyone must walk a portion of this when visiting
Mar 2020
A massive esplanade on the waterfront of old Havana. Locals sit in the walls with their loved ones and people of all ages meet for amchat. People fish off it to get a feed. There are buskers. It is abuzz with life. We walked a huge part of the male in and enjoyed every step. The ocean one way an drew lovely crumbling buildings on the other side.
Written June 13, 2020
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our56
Melbourne, Australia543 contributions
Just like you imagined
Jun 2019
This is the most iconic part of Cuba where all the cars can be seen driving up and down this road which runs along the outside of old Havana. The place we were staying at was on a street that came off El Malecon, so every day we found our way down there at some point whether just to go for a walk, for a coffee or a snack, or go to one of the hotels selling Wi-Fi access and connection to the local network. Many days we would just sit there on the stone wall along the waterway taking photos or video. Sometimes just watching the cars and people go by. From this location you also get a full view of the buildings and the Vista that most people would see in magazines or on TV showing the face Havana. it is impossible to not be taken by what you see along this road, it serves as a great visual impression that will last with you forever. The late afternoon is when most people , locals and tourist come out to walk along the wall and see the sunset.
Written May 22, 2020
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CongaK8
3 contributions
Great walking but....
Jan 2020
One of us actually had a run-in with a local. Keep your eyes open and stay with your friend or group.
Written May 4, 2020
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Serguei M
Caribbean18 contributions
A long night
Jan 2020 • Couples
The experiences of being, sleep, have a drink, talk, dance, sing, contemplate...all at the same time in havana's malecón, counts as one of the more unique you can have un Cuba. With almost 8 kilometers lenght and constructed in a 50 years period at the first half of XX Century, is one of the most iconic places of the city. The crushing waves, the beautifull perspectives and the intense social life, made this place a favorite one for locals and visitors.
It is a lovers place of course , at some parts you can enjoy the perfect loneliness provided by the inmensity of the sea.
Written May 4, 2020
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dianedinky
253 contributions
Underwhelmed
Mar 2020
I guess it's just me as so many others have had a great experience here, but I have to say I was very much underwhelmed by my strolls along this promenade. Yes, it does give great views out to El Morro and of the city skyline but it was so, so quiet every time I went. Didn't matter the time, I was lucky if I saw another person. A couple of kids had fishing rods perched over but not what I was expecting. The rest of Havana was absolutely buzzing (this was early March), not sure why the Malecon was not.
So this is just a word of warning that it is not always the lively, party area it is made out to be...
Written April 24, 2020
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staishacemm
Vancouver, Canada27 contributions
Beautiful!
Mar 2020
Somewhere to sit for everyone! The cubans call this "Cubas biggest couch." Sometimes the waves get very big so be careful or you may get wet!!
Written March 29, 2020
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Argyridou S
CYPRUS256 contributions
LONG WAY ACROSS THE BEACH
Jul 2019
We were there durig the celebration of the revolution and El Malecon was the centre of the celebrations. Lot of oarties were there and epscially under hotel national with big concepts and local music and good and thousands of local people around.

Ride wit the old cars across Malecom is good fun to do.
Written March 29, 2020
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