We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Malecon

George Washington Avenue, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
+1 809-935-2063
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Not so great

The Malecon is overrated, not a place you can walk at night even during the day there are a heavy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Catharina V
,
Fish Hoek, South Africa
Nice to just chill!!!

A very nice place to walk around and enjoy the weather. During the night the place changes with... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
AnaNelson25
,
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Read all 691 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
This popular thoroughfare is home to luxury hotels and casinos as well as historic monuments and statues.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good28%
  • Average25%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“adrian tropical” (12 reviews)
“el malecon” (12 reviews)
“long stretch” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
George Washington Avenue, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
CONTACT
Website
+1 809-935-2063
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Santo Domingo
from USD 90.00
More Info
from USD 800.00
More Info
from USD 169.00
More Info
Write a ReviewReviews (691)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"adrian tropical"
in 12 reviews
"el malecon"
in 12 reviews
"long stretch"
in 4 reviews
"ocean breeze"
in 3 reviews
"washington avenue"
in 5 reviews
"heavy traffic"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful avenue"
in 3 reviews
"ocean side"
in 3 reviews
"caribbean sea"
in 10 reviews
"nice walk"
in 9 reviews
"palm trees"
in 4 reviews
"night life"
in 3 reviews
"locals"
in 21 reviews
"coastline"
in 6 reviews
"jog"
in 8 reviews
"obelisco"
in 3 reviews
"parade"
in 3 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 253 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Malecon is overrated, not a place you can walk at night even during the day there are a heavy police presence. There are areas where you can not even see the beach due to the huge amount of litter on the local beach, wave...More

1  Thank Catharina V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 February 2018

A very nice place to walk around and enjoy the weather. During the night the place changes with locals having a very good time. Swing by and have fun!

Thank AnaNelson25
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Sad to see a place that should be gorgeous just left to rot. Too dangerous to visit at night, garbage piling up on shore. I LOVE Santo Domingo and love the DR, but this was unfortunate.

1  Thank Adam A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2018

It is very nice to walk, around the big international hotels (like Sheraton, Catalonia, Jaragua) because it is safe. But if you look down to the shore, you will see all kind of trash, rats, old abandon clothes and shoes, disgusting, People does not care...More

Thank Christie S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 January 2018

many eateries, good food lots of bars and right by the ocean. ADRIAN TROPICAL is a restaurant on this street, highly recommend it.

Thank TEQUILASHOTS
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Malecon nice place to go in the day & night. Malecon is in the most centrist parts of Santo Domingo. there is a small beach, you can sit chill with your friends

Thank Sumayyah A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

The Malecon was where we would end our days during our visit to Santo Domingo. We had a family of 5 with kids from the teens to 6 years old. This is a great people watching spot and a chance to soak up the culture...More

1  Thank mpearson26
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 December 2017

It’s a long walk and it really depends which part of this you’re on. We walked down from Calle Hostos in Zona Colonial area and it takes a while just to cross the main road as there’s no priority crossing for pedestrians, the traffic comes...More

1  Thank Leza H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 December 2017

I was expecting a wide promenade such as the malecon in Mazatlan. This was a narrow sidewalk on a cliff overlooking warehouses and cliffs. We walked down to this malecon from the Colonial Zone. The traffic was very heavy, so crossing to the ocean side...More

Thank bajabirdy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Don’t even bother. It’s noisy, dirty, litter everywhere: the ocean, the trees at the shore, the docks, the sidewalks, uff. There is absolutely nothing to see. Abandon buildings, some hotels and casinos that are not worthy and the traffic is insane, so if you decide...More

Thank MissCasiopea
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 450 hotels in Dominican Republic
Hotel Napolitano
208 reviews
.05 km away
Hotel Alcaldeza
29 reviews
.43 km away
Green House Aparta Hotel
13 reviews
.45 km away
Hostal Parque
30 reviews
.48 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Hermanos Villar
274 reviews
.65 km away
Falafel
163 reviews
.58 km away
D'Luis Parillada
239 reviews
.56 km away
Casabe Restaurant
81 reviews
.75 km away
Nearby Attractions
Museo Memorial de la Resistencia
57 reviews
.84 km away
El Obelisco
175 reviews
.31 km away
Iglesia Las Mercedes
33 reviews
.93 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Charlene W
2 March 2018|
Answer
Response from Adam A | Reviewed this property |
It's a bit broad of a question as it really depends where you are. In the resort heavy areas like Punta Cana you are guided to stay at the resort (there are no local communities there until recently as it was literally... More
0
Votes
T O
7 February 2018|
Answer
Response from AnaNelson25 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not the best stretch! Go further away from the Zona Colonial and you will see real Santo Domingo night life!!!
1
Vote
puert0_plata
7 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Miguel G | Reviewed this property |
Hay una pequeña playa llamada Guibia pero no está limpia ni bien cuidada. Tiene una hermosa vista, pero no se recomienda nadar allí. Yo creo que está cerrado.
0
Votes