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.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: George Washington Avenue, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Phone Number:
+1 809-935-2063
Website
Description:

This popular thoroughfare is home to luxury hotels and casinos as well as...

This popular thoroughfare is home to luxury hotels and casinos as well as historic monuments and statues.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 571 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Malecon

Interesting place. You can go for a long walk along the sea. In the evenings it gets noisy and crowded. Locals visit this place in large numbers.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
posejdon12345
,
Gdansk, Poland

Similar Things to Do in Santo Domingo

Add Photo Write a Review

571 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 211: English reviews
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This street is closed on their Independence Day for the parade, a great time to check it out, I stayed at a hotel on this street

Helpful?
Thank Rocco S
Gdansk, Poland
Level Contributor
202 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place. You can go for a long walk along the sea. In the evenings it gets noisy and crowded. Locals visit this place in large numbers.

Helpful?
Thank posejdon12345
Europe
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The mall has almost everything. We first stopped in the food court which has many American fast food chain stores. My favorite shop Bath and Beyond is now present there.

Helpful?
Thank hammerblk
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The sex tourism industry has caused this area to become rather seedy if you're just walking the streets. The shoe shine boys will approach you and make it very clear that they can get you "whatever you want" so be cautious. Agree on a price BEFORE they clean your shoes. They will say "give me whatever you want" then pretend... More 

Helpful?
Thank Marc J
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing lunch with boyfriend. Amazing and delicious food at one of the restaurants overlooking the sea. Have to go again. I'm still drooling over how amazing the food was.

Helpful?
Thank Bibi P
Level Contributor
33 reviews
32 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This malecon is similar to the malecon in Havana , Cuba! People come here to relax near the sea, socialize and enjoy

Helpful?
Thank Lola F
Lisbon, Portugal
Level Contributor
79 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is an avenue, almost a highway, not specially well kept where are situated the more expensive hotels of Santo Domingo. No beaches just stones. Be careful when you cross it because the cars don't stop even on zebra crosses.

Helpful?
Thank FernandoAlmeida2013
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked all around the Malecon it was a nice day not cold or hot. Its nice for couples, kids with birds and other people around. The people here in Santo Domingo is very nice and friendly.

Helpful?
Thank Kelly L
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
94 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Malecon is a very long and beautiful avenue on the coast of Santo Domingo. You have good Restaurants, bars, o just enjoy a walk. I do not recommend to walk alone at night. Malecon (real name is Ave. George Washington) is one of the most nicer avenues you can walk in the world, especially having the Caribbean see next to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tony M
Randers, Denmark
Level Contributor
155 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Generally the Malecon is a nice, but rather long stroll. We didn't see much on our rather long walk in the evening (around 6pm), where we walked from the colonial city out to Adrian Tropical restaurant. The fun might start on the other side, don't know. BUT we did have one of our best experiences in Santo Domingo on the... More 

Helpful?
Thank MrLake

Travellers who viewed Malecon also viewed

Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo Province
Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo Province
 
Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo Province
Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo Province
 

Been to Malecon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Malecon and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Malecon staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?