El Malecon, Havana

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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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  • The commitment of the ocean crashing on the banks of the waterfront while the inhabitants of aviation fish or exchanging caresses. The magic of the malecon is a must for anyone who goes to the Cuban capital
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  • Gorgeous raging Ocean, it's just a must see! The promenade is very long and you can walk for hours! In some places the waves catch on through the barrier and rinsed you gentle coolness! Unforgettable impressions!
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  • A place typical of Havana, with the view of the Caribbean Sea for a ride in the afternoon, with the city at your back. Go to Cuba may not miss a sunset on the Boardwalk.
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