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El Malecon

Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba
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Nice Oceanside Stroll

It is so nice and we were able to walk it all the way from our hotel (Habana Riviera...excellent... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Courtney M
Littleton, Colorado
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Gorgeous day and night

Walking to El Malecon is so pretty. At night many people come to just hang out. There are many... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Saint Louis, Missouri
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“sea breeze” (32 reviews)
Centro Habana, Havana, Cuba
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is so nice and we were able to walk it all the way from our hotel (Habana Riviera...excellent, by the way) to Old Havana and it was so fun! Some parts do smell like pee though, can't win them all, small world, everyone has...More

Thank Courtney M
Reviewed yesterday

Walking to El Malecon is so pretty. At night many people come to just hang out. There are many restaurants across the street playing music and offering drinks.

Thank katieo152017
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here a couple of times. I think that the best people watching is on weekends. People like to fish off the wall here. There are a few restaurants nearby. Lots of old American cars to see. Has not yet been corrupted by the...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Try your utmost to get accommodations in or near Malecon. I stayed in a suite there with a panoramic roof top view. Expect to be treated to wonderful views as you walk along the water. If you like people watching, this is the place to...More

Thank highfivesix
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You have to do it, and you will end up there eventually! Leisurely walk at any section and sit and people watch. I went for a run in the morning and saw lots of people fishing which was nice. You can just look and imagine...More

Thank natnoodle11
Reviewed 3 days ago

Especially at night the sidewalks are filled with families and friends just enjoying the sea air and the collection of historic cars driving by.

Thank Cyockey1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Malecòn is the place to be! We stumbled upon a street party this past Sunday night before leaving Havana and had a great time!

Thank BeSteel_My_Heart
Reviewed 4 days ago

on is the most active, fun, musical and interactive time i spent in the cornice of malecon never sleep and always have music and dancing people

Thank Waleed E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely area to walk, Appears to be a meeting area for locals.Similar to Malecon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Thank pollyBoscar
Reviewed 5 days ago

Billed as a romantic stroll along Havana's harbour, the reality is a trash-strewn sidewalk where vehicle exhaust mingles with the sometimes malodorous air from the polluted bay, where you can enjoy yourself by watching grime-covered plastic bottles bob along or getting harassed repeated by unwanted...More

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15 October 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
26 January 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
15 October 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.