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" Relaxing"

This walk goes a long way.Pavement very rough so you need good walking shoes.Lovely water views and... read more

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Reta B
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The best part of havanah

Touring in an old car kept us away from the terrible smell of old havanah. It is sad to see that... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Larry M
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All reviews sea wall waves crashing nice walk sea breeze playing music sea front great place to walk old cars locals and tourists old havana people watch bottle of rum classic cars fishing stroll sidewalk seafront
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This walk goes a long way.Pavement very rough so you need good walking shoes.Lovely water views and relaxing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Reta B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This promenade is many miles long. The views to sea are good but the inland bit in places is falling down. A few beautiful buildings to see, such as Hotel Nacional

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Touring in an old car kept us away from the terrible smell of old havanah. It is sad to see that the old American hotels were left in ruins. Paid $50 for an hour trip. Well worth it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Larry M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came into Havana on a cruise ship and the sail in along the Malecón was quite something - the sea walls, the wide big roads with the fantastic old cars along with big buildings in the background. In the evening there are loads of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lottelli
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you enjoy ocean views, like to walk, and are the type to ‘take-a-stroll’, then this is the place for you. Couples/singles, young/old, locals/tourists and alike all gather along this promenade; a meeting place for all to enjoy and party. Many people come here to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved this part of Havana. Great for walking day or night. You can see the city sights, meet locals, and occasionally hear music festivals. Be careful at night when the waters are rough because the waves will splash over the edge!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eblakehelt
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Don’t visit Havana without a walk along the Malacon, it certainly is a “must” to do. The waves are amazing and some days cover the walkway. Great to see locals fishing with their “home-made” lines and the variety of fish caught. Great to just sit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sirenita123
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can find Cubans do pretty much anything at Malecon. Nice hangout, nice just for a stroll along the sea or checking the beautiful sunsets. Or try your good fish luck as many Cubans do, or just watch others try their luck to catch some...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LillHe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Malecon, pronounced Mal-a-CON, is a Promanade a long the Caribbean sea. Couples, young people, mothers with children gather there. When the sea is rough, you will get wet from the waves crashing over the sea wall. It's a nice place to watch the ocean,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bsktbird
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the time the trafic was forbidden and the walk from Vedado to Havana Vieja was really great along the Malecon.

Date of experience: December 2018
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October 14, 2018|
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Response from ktbarker39 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Try Hotel Nationale or The Capri
October 5, 2018|
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Response from Dev K | Reviewed this property |
Either is good ….. Malecon starts at Old Havana and goes 4 miles to NW Vedado. So you could get a casa closer to Old Havana and still be close to all the restaurants and bars. If you are going to stay on the Malecon make... More
September 9, 2018|
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Response from noswim | Reviewed this property |
Blexie tours. Nice air conditioned car and walked around old Havana. The tour was about seven hours.
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San Francisco, California
Thoughts on our Havana itinerary? (12 Replies)
Hi Cuba experts! I wanted to run my first attempt at putting together an itinerary for Havana. We are there Monday to Monday (with one member of our group arriving Tuesday afternoon). We have a driver for Tuesday through Saturday and plan to do a Vinales day trip on Thursday. We are staying at a Casa in Vedado and our party is comprised of two grandparents (in their 70s with some mobility issues), 4 adults in their 20s-40s, and 2 littles (ages 2 and 4 and both are pretty chill and good...More
March 21, 2017|
Response fromNYexplorer|
I just got back from Havana a few days ago. Just a few suggestions: The Fabrica de Arte Cubano is 18+ so the kids wouldn't be able to go. It opens at 8pm and it gets more crowded (and younger) the later it gets. Some other restaurants to consider: La Paila is great for grilled meats and has a nice outdoor vibe and nice for kids too. And I recommend Chachacha on the edge of Havana Vieja but you probably need a reservation. We were amazed how crowded the more popular restaurants are --...More
Temecula, California
1st night restaurant-Havana (5 Replies)
I need help with a recommendation for a restaurant on our first night. Party of 5. I don't want loud-live band-can't hear myself think kind of place. Don't need gourmet or fancy either, just really good, local food. Would like it to be on El Malecon with a nice view. I'll be with my parents (in their 60s). Just looking for good food, quiet, nice view, where we can talk about our day and our plans for the rest of the trip.
September 02, 2018|
Response fromadiostoursandtravel|
Also--need somewhere open late, as it might be 9pm before we arrive
Coral Gables, Florida
Coco Taxi in Havana & in Cienfuegos??? (5 Replies)
Where do people take the Coco Taxi in Havana .... strictly El Malecon or where?? Also, in Cienfuegos - do they have the Coco Taxi??? I've heard of the Bicycle taxi along the Malecon there.
July 17, 2018|
Response fromHfxJohn|
We took a coco taxi from Vieja to Colon cemetery, and then back later, it was great. Bicitaxi are not for big galoots like me, too hard for the driver