“Anything is possible in Havana.” Take a walk along El Malecón and you’ll find yourself agreeing with British novelist Graham Greene.
El Malecón is an 8 KM esplanade, roadway and seawall that runs along Havana’s coastline, stretching from Vedado, to Centro Habana, to Habana Veija.
Walking hand-in-hand to take in the colonial architecture while watching the sunset over the Atlantic is said to be one of the most romantic things you can do in the city. The crashing waves, warm breeze and sea spray have been said to inspire poets.
The Malecón is not just for tourists, it’s also favored by locals. You’ll see them taking a quick swim along the rocky shores, fishing for dinner and hanging out with their friends. You’ll even spy many couples locked in a passionate embrace. The Malecón also home to car races, concerts and other events.
If you can’t manage to walk the entire length, take a horse-drawn carriage ride or small motorcycle taxi.
Best of all, it’s free. So if you’re looking for something to do while you’re in Havana, walking along El Malecón is a great way to see the city, experience local culture and enjoy life.