Malecón
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This popular thoroughfare is home to luxury hotels and casinos as well as historic monuments and statues.
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buddytogo23
Quebec, Canada55 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
A boardwalk with nice view DAILY but don't go at night !!! Night thieves and hustlers , prostitution waiting for tourists !!!! AVOID
Written 1 January 2024
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AidaSpencer
Hamilton, MA21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Everyone should drive on this street right next to the Caribbean waves with a walking park next to the ocean. The driving is hectic but the view is beautiful. Do not carry a lot of money!
Written 19 April 2022
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Likewise many Caribbean cities, namely Havana, Malecon is a long boulevard running along the SD Caribbean Sea shore. It is lined with many hotels, casinos, restaurants,...
Right by the sea is a path suitable for jogging, cycling or just a leisure walk at sunrise or sunset.
Malecon is pretty long starting just south from the Ozama fortress in Zona Colonial stretching some 6, 7 km. There're many benches along it beneath the palms to watch the crushing waves.
Written 29 January 2022
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RCDS_Family
South Frontenac, Canada392 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
We made a brief stop along the Malecon as part of our tour for a few pictures.

There were a few picture opportunities. I would avoid going close to the water as there is a sewage smell, and raw sewage was coming out of a pipe directly in the ocean.
Written 2 December 2021
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297carlj
Brooklyn, NY360 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
The Malecon is like a lot of cities with a boardwalk or seaside walk way with eateries, bars, music, attractions, and beautiful views.

Great for couples or groups of friends in the evening. Tons of Dominicans hanging out, BYOB, reggaton music, beautiful people, strolling for some, but most find an area to chill with friends and drink. The night scene is one of the things to do on a Friday & Saturday night.

For families with children, better during the day.
Written 17 October 2021
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,575 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
For about 14 kms, the famous "Malecón de Santo Domingo" runs siding the deep blue waters of "Río Ozama" and the Caribbean Sea. On its other side, hotels, casinos, restaurants, disco clubs and national monuments, of course. From early afternoon to late night, the "Malecón de Santo Domingo" means life, happiness and shopping. A great venue for locals and tourists, ideal for strolling, running, jogging, biking, skating or simply relaxing on one of the numerous benches. The seafront boulevard rides from "Plaza de España" (at the "Ciudad Colonial") up to "Parque Maleconcito" (in the Western part of Santo Domingo), offering great views, awesome photo opportunities and unforgettable sunsets. Nevertheless, security and cleanliness are not among its main concerns and could be much improved. Enjoy!
Written 23 September 2020
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josephzebley
Elkton, MD124 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
One can walk from the ritzy Gaszcue neighbourhood all the way to the old colonial Santo Domingo and watch the local folks picnic, play and just be. There is a monument to the heroes of the wars with Haiti and a small amusement park. Lots of street food and souvenir vendors as well.
Written 26 February 2020
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Andrew M
7,541 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The malecon stretches approximately 12 km from El Maleconcito Park in the west to Plaza de España in the east. The El Maleconito Park is at the intersection of Autopista 30 de Mayo. Buses do not travel on the Malecon, so it is best to travel on Avenue Independencia which runs parallel to it, and walk south when you are near to the area which you wish to visit. Another attraction in the western area of the Malecon, is the Trujilio assassination site at Miramar.

As you continue in an easterly direction, the next attraction is the Centro de Los Heroes Park. This Park has the tall monument dedicated to the Heroes of Constance, Maimon and Estero Hondo. This park is located at the intersection of Avenida Jiménez Moya. This is also the area where Autopista 30 de Mayo becomes Av. George Washington. If you continue east, the next attraction is the Obelisco Macho, which is located on a round-a-bout at the intersection of Pdte. Vicini Burgos. This Obelisk is one of the best attractions on the Malecon, and includes beautiful paintings of the Mirabel (Butterfly) sisters. This area is also where Av. George Washington ends and Paseo Presidente Billini begins.

It is best to walk the 2 km from Mirabel monument to Plaza de España, as the colonial zone area is where most of the attractions on the malecon are located. Other highlights include the four fortresses, Monument to Financial Independence, Montesino monument and Shipwreck monument. Look out for the "I Love Santo Domingo" sculpture, which is a good photo op. The area where the Ozama river meets the sea, is also a great area for pictures of the coastline and the bay.
Written 25 February 2020
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Lindsay K
Kaysville, UT18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Gorgeous walkway goes for miles. Not a beach you can go down and touch the water. The walkway is to enjoy the view
Written 23 February 2020
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Earl F
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Pros: Beautiful sea views. Wide walkway with some seating areas. Some restaurants nearby. Some shaded areas. A good place for walking, jogging, or bike riding.

Cons: like many areas of Santo Domingo, the ambience could be improved greatly by regular trash removal. The small sandy beach could be a great attraction, but it is littered with garbage. The public port-a-potties were unbelievably filthy. There is a small amusement park on the extreme eastern end. It was closed on a Sunday afternoon.

Summary: A lovely walk along the Waterfront could be dramatically improved by leasing out some spaces to streetside vendors and using the income to clean up the messes.
Written 11 February 2020
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