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Owner description: Beachside shopping street, providing you with spectacular views of the palm tree - lined beach as you browse through shops and restaurants.
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Major project underway to widen the Malecon and provide more parking. So of course the whole strip is a mess. But they’re moving fast and pouring concrete overnight. They might actually make their December deadline.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We started out walking the Malecon by the 1st pier and stopped by the Marina Hotel. It is a nice walk and the Malecon will be much nicer after all the construction is completed. There is lots to look at and if you are a people watcher you will love it.

1  Thank baja-alan
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We have been to some coastal town all over Mexico, but La Paz is just so special. The Malecon is amazing to experience the real Mexican way of life.
On the weekends, this walkway is packed with people, strolling, jogging etc. There is always some sort of event going on, dancing, acting, art. Vendors offer all kind of local products.
It is a wonderful place to sit and people-watch.
They are in the process of embellishing the sidewalks and it will look very nice when they finish.
Since we came last time, they have added a new statue 'la perla' and it gives tribute to the importance of La Paz as the center of the pearl industry up until the 60's. Right now there is a great foto exhibit in town ('Casa de Gobierno' across from the church) about 'Men at sea' and fishing.

Thank Ehe20
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

There was construction when we were there. It seems like some of the businesses on the street had seen a better day. But the views and the artwork were very nice.

Thank Larsmatic
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Even in the middle of October, La Paz, BC is hot. I was sweating the minute I started walking. I managed to make it all the way to the end and back, and then some, to my RV park about a mile away. The malacon itself isn't anything like my fave, El Boradero, in Colombia, where there are a ton of trees and the beach is long and clean. The beach all along the malcon in La Paz has some kind of green plant that is swept up every day or two. It ruins the beaches. Throughout my walk, I could not find one stretch of beach that I would swim in. The fact that there are all kinds of boats at anchor off shore, make me wonder if that is what is contributing to the plant outbreak. I want to use the word that starts with an "a" but I can't remember how to spell it. lol.

Although there are sections of the malcon where there is shade, 90% of it is in direct sun. Because there is so much cement, it really kicks up the heat factor. Along with malcon there are several statues depicting various sea scenes, including a wonderful statue of Jacque Custeau. To walk the entire malacon it's a good idea to bring a bottle of water, unless walking in the late afternoon/early evening, to stay hydrated.

There is a ton of construction going on across the way of the malacon, including a hotel and all kinds of other construction. Roughly 70% of the waterfront is under construction, and many of the streets leading to the malacon are closed to traffic.

I have been told that the time to walk the walk the malacon is in the evening on Sundays, when everybody, both locals and tourists, walk it's length. Locally, anyway, it's how people re-connect and have the opportunity to mingle.

Thank Luciano L
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