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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  • view all of Havana, but still a liver badly maintained road to its reputation. It is true what suffered the onslaught of the storm Irma.
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  • The malecon in Havana is the most big in Latin America, is beautiful, wave, sea, Sun, another Boardwalk that I really like is that of Cienfuegos, a place where the people, the youth gather.
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  • Ride on the Malecón from the off the plane! Great view! Many waves, wonderful pictures at sunset
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