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El Malecon, Havana
Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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. Put El Malecon on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Havana trip itinerary maker.
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Varadero es una ciudad de Cuba perteneciente el municipio Cárdenas, situada en la península de Hicacos, provincia Matanzas a 130 kilómetros al este de La Habana. Al noreste Punta Hicacos es el lugar m... read more »Varadero is a city in Cuba belonging the Cardenas municipality, located on the peninsula of Hicacos, Matanzas province 130 kilometers east of Havana. Northeast Punta Hicacos is the northernmost place of Cuba. It is a special territory of the Republic of Cuba. It is the closest point to the United States, it is 30 km in length of which 22 km are beaches. Limited to the North with the Strait of Florida, to the South by the Bay of Cardenas, East with Cardenas, to the West with the Sabana-Camagüey keys, its population is 26 680 inhabitants of which approximately 7 000 reside on the same peninsula. Its main economic line is the development of tourism and the greater labour force is a function of the same. Tourism beach of Varadero, a major tourist destination, is situated to the North of the province of Matanzas, on the peninsula of Hicacos, Varadero tourist region and the subregion Cardenas-Matanzas-Varadero. The current landscape of the Hicacos peninsula is characterized by a rich diversity. Considered one of the main tourist resorts in the country, captivates with its white and fine sand, and a delicate blue, warm and transparent waters throughout the year, in which, depending on the place, bathers may move tens of meters from the shore without that they reach to cover them completely. Founded in 1887 as a village, now the blue beach of Cuba, as it is also called, is a big city surrounded by water, located on the northern coast of Matanzas, exactly on the Hicacos Peninsula, to 2 hours by road from Havana or few minutes by plane, which has a comfortable international airport. By sea, it is also possible. Sunset in Varadero. Sunset in the current seaside resort of Varadero Varadero continues to grow. According to estimates recent, it is estimated that it can withstand up to 25 300 rooms (today frisa 16 000), and constitutes the most important Cuban tourist destination, as it brings together the largest number of lodgings of all country, all four- and five-star. He polo tourist is led by several chains Hotel Cuban and foreign, as great Caribbean, gull, group Cubanacan, Sol Melia, Barcelo, between others, and has with a powerful infrastructure of restaurants specialized in food Creole e international, snack bar, shops and nuclei commercial, marine and centers of diving with subsidiaries in them hotels. Varadero guarantees the necessary conditions of mooring in a well enabled dock. For all, great offers of accommodation in facilities of several stars, including villas, bungalows, hotels and apartments, located in first-line of beach or surrounding avenues. The hotel network has grown considerably in recent years and continues at an accelerated pace, by the constant demand of tourists that Varadero is selected for an unforgettable holiday. At the same time has developed a whole infrastructure outside, which complements the offer and makes Spa Varadero in a city worthy of the best tourism. Its historical, architectural and above all cultural heritage expressed in the merger between Europeans, Africans and aborigines in a home, along with other more contemporary ethnic and cultural components, make the city a major recipient of international tourism and the center of national life. Its historic center, declared world heritage by the Unesco in 19827, is today one of the best preserved architectural ensembles of Latin America. Between their monuments more representative is are it Cathedral of it Havana, it square of weapons, the castle of the Morro, the Museum of the revolution, the Palace national of fine arts, the great theatre of it Havana, the Capitol, the square of it revolution and the Malecon, perhaps the symbol more recognized to level international of it city. Havana is the capital of the Republic of Cuba, its largest city, the principal port, its cultural center and its main tourist destinationshow original
Stayed in a hotel on the malecon and the views are excellent, even more so when there's bad weather. We watched a great lightening storm for hours from our hotel balcony. It's always busy with fisherm... read more »
El Malecon is a definite icon on the Habana landscape. Want to know what locals do while foreign tourists party it up at the Hotel Nationale ? Just take a stroll around sunset and you will see how the... read more »
Enrico ValcamonicaA very long promenade. The postcard of Cuba cannot be separated from the Malecon. From our Hotel we route all in the car to go to the fortress used to defend Havana against attacks coming from the sea. It took almost 20 minutes. You see on one side the sea and the other all over Havana. It is not very crowded by tourists but just this makes it characteristic of Cuban life: is the emblem of the ancient history of cuba. Definitely a good walk by day would be to do, maybe at night is not recommended because it fills with locals just recommended even if the night lights of Cuba make it magnificent.show original
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