El Malecon, Havana

3.9
Take a long walk along El Malecon to appreciate the cultural quirks of everyday life in Cuba's capital city. Spanning 8 km (5 mi) and connecting the city center with the harbor, the esplanade supports countless cafes, bars, and restaurants, which brim with energy day and night. Observe citizens going about their daily business, from fishermen and street vendors to businesspeople. As you walk, keep an eye out for surging waves, which can sometimes break across the shorefront barriers and leave people soaked. Use our Havana planner to add El Malecon and other attractions to your Havana vacation plans.
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  • If you go to Havana I recommend walking around the boardwalk. Go See the sea and the buildings, their decay and past grandeur. Even with so many buildings in poor condition, almost unpainted, unrepaired, etc, the imagination flies and transports you to another moment.
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  • Without hesitation the Malecón of Havana is one of the most enchanting places of this beautiful city. We rode It for several miles on foot, and no doubt the sunset there is one of the best memories I took from Cuba. You can walk it with total tranquility as it is totally safe given the amount of people that in the afternoons go down to the coast to enjoy the cool breeze and the police presence.
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