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Beautiful 5-mile roadway along the water, nicknamed "the Sofa"

El Malecon is a great place to drive, walk, or just sit and people-watch. Across from the old... read more

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907blaked
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Great views.

Drove up and down this area several times. Waves were coming over the top of the wall. Didnt see it... read more

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Reviewed today

El Malecon is a great place to drive, walk, or just sit and people-watch. Across from the old fort, the views of the water are beautiful. Interesting to see the architecture of the buildings along this road, including many that are crumbling. We learned this...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed today

Drove up and down this area several times. Waves were coming over the top of the wall. Didnt see it at night with all the classic cars crusing by. Did see lots of fishermen having a great time.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The view is nice but that says it all for tourists who haven't seen the ocean it must be a treat.buts it's dirty and dark at night giving you an unsafe feeling. Mingling with drunken locals is not for me.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank joalemo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great place to sit and watch the old cars pass by, mingle with locals, enjoy some music, watch the crashing waves, all while the sun sinks into the Caribbean. This was one of our favorite places to go during our visit. We...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Carthage D
Reviewed 2 days ago

The only place we found to get access to the internet was at the malecon. You still need to buy an access card but the service is slow but you have to remember the country you are in.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank stewmexico2002
Reviewed 2 days ago

Right near the Cathedral of Havana, very atmospheric and popular. We had a table on the roof, great views and on a warm evening. Food was good, so was the wine, which was reasonably priced. Good choice on the menu and the service was very...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mercator2153
Reviewed 3 days ago

El Malecon is a striking five-mile multi-lane esplanade that comfortably accommodates both casually strolling pedestrians as well as a lovely conduit to showcase classic tropically colored automobiles rumbling, almost strutting, along the Havana harbor. There were a goodly number of small groups and solitary souls...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Texman
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We could view the Malecon from our room in the Hotel Nacional, and even at 3am on the weekend there were loads of people out. It is a lovely place to take a walk or even just sit on and listen to the waves and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank eyetravel123
Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked 2km along the Malecon from the Hotel Nacional de Cuba to the Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta. On a blustery day the waves pounded the sea wall and splashed impressively over the main road. There are many elegant buildings, most of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GKTravellers
Reviewed 4 days ago

It has a wide, well kept sidewalk. It’s a great place to see the fort, ships docking, and people fishing.

Date of experience: March 2019
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sue_552015
15 October 2018|
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Response from ktbarker39 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Try Hotel Nationale or The Capri
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Loucosty
5 October 2018|
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Response from Dev K | Reviewed this property |
Either is good ….. Malecon starts at Old Havana and goes 4 miles to NW Vedado. So you could get a casa closer to Old Havana and still be close to all the restaurants and bars. If you are going to stay on the Malecon make... More
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poseidon9574
9 September 2018|
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Response from noswim | Reviewed this property |
Blexie tours. Nice air conditioned car and walked around old Havana. The tour was about seven hours.
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