El Malecon Havana



Malecon Wall – There´s no other place in Havana that instills the true laid back and raunchy undertones of Cuban life. The Malecon wall has always been one of the most popular places for Americans in Cuba , even in the 40´s and 50´s. Walking along it fills any visitor with nostalgia but also the inherent joy with which Cubans go about general day to day life.

El Malecon – the epitome of Cuban Life!

Peppered along the long route are various small cafes, bars and hang outs that one can´t help visiting to get the days vibe. Kids throw themselves off the breakwaters, men fishing and both Cuban women and men “strut their stuff” like peacocks, enamoring all who pass by. Mid way down the Malecon, in front of the Hermanos Ameijeiras Hospital you´ll find a patio bar. This does not look like much in the day time but, wow, does this place come alive in the evenings. A very popular spot for those looking to mingle with Cubans in an open air environment with a less commercial or touristy feel.

Hotels on the Malecon are Hotel Deauville, Hotel Melia Cohiba, Hotel Presidente, Hotel Riviera Habana

Venture onto the Malecon at any time of day