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El Malecon

Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba
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Views of blue, cars, boats

Walking El Malecon gives an idea of how massive Cuba is- I walked for 4 hours and barely made a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Recommend viewing the Malecon through the Hotel Nacional

The Hotel Nacional has a back area that is open to the public. You can view the Malecon from there... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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“sea breeze” (32 reviews)
Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Walking El Malecon gives an idea of how massive Cuba is- I walked for 4 hours and barely made a dent in covering the area from the castle, past hotels, past the U.S. Embassy, to another beach area, off the beaten track. The views are...More

Thank freeandgoing
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Hotel Nacional has a back area that is open to the public. You can view the Malecon from there and have a drink or two. not worth walking the Malecon. You have to cross 5 lanes of ongoing traffic to be able to walk...More

Thank SV0710
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is just a boulevard. Do not be there if it is hot. It is nice when it is cooler in the evening. Or to see the fishermen or the waves coming over to the road.

Thank Marjolein D
Reviewed 6 days ago

No visit to Havana is complete without a cruise along the famous seaside boulevard leading from Old Havana to the bustling neighbourhood of Vedado, wind in ones hair. A gorgeous drive and has to be in a classic American car, a Chevrolet Bel Air convertible....More

Thank 70daysontour
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This strip along the coast was a nice place to take a pre or post dinner walk. Lots of locals sitting and chatting. I didn't feel unsafe or get harassed by anyone, some locals greeted me for a chat and ask where from but no...More

Thank Darren G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Malecon is great to walk along. We got up early and strolled along to catch the sunrise. Gorgeous.

Thank MenaDance
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Currently, the Malecon is closed due to damage from Hurricane Irma. When open, however, it is an enchanting place to take a stroll either during the day or in the evening. The weather during the day there is very little shade, hence little protection from...More

Thank Robin K
Reviewed 1 week ago

An evening stroll down Malecon is an opportune to enjoy the fresh, slightly salty air, and watch the lively local crowds enjoying themselves sea side. While we had not tasted the treats offered by vendors off of wheeled carts, options were plentiful and the attitude...More

Thank Irina p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to go for a walk and watch sunset. We stayed at the Hotel Nacional and we would come down and walk on the malecon everyday.

Thank Nat G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Malecon stretches from Havana Vieja (old Havana) to the Vedado section of Havana. This waterfront pathway is a good place to get in a nice leisurely walk or run. It comes alive on weekend evenings and less crowded on weekday evenings. It is about...More

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October 14, 2016|
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Response from dmrbay | Reviewed this property |
To save money to give food to the Cubans, and to fight the embargo imposed by the imperialist countries like the USA and Britain
Olivia K
January 25, 2016|
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Response from Luis13yF | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! I just came back from Habana. I stayed in my former home 500 m from the Malecón. When floods like that happen it always take not more than 16 hours to recede. Floods as that are one or 2 times per year at most.
Faranak S
October 14, 2015|
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Response from Suzanne7Losangeles | Reviewed this property |
I would go to and from or vice versa the Hotel Nacional toward the fort. One to one and a half hours round trip with a couple of cafes along the way. Lovely and interesting.