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Address: Malecon, Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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I love walking along the Malecon and watching the ocean on one side and puerta plata traffic on the other.

It is a facinating experience to people watch on the Malecon. Great place for a walk along the ocean.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
pembroke pines

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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196 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Malecon is essentially a long boulevard that runs along the water on the north side of the city. There's not a lot happening on this street, although the beaches are not bad, and actually quite popular with the locals. The old-time houses and buildings are also a beautiful sight, although sadly they are interspersed between some run down buildings and... More 

Thank Zelillem
Dominican Republic
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Malecon sure has seen better day. Only good thing these day is the you can sit and watch the ocean with your family and friends. I would not recommend it for night time visit. You have to be careful because there have been a slight up tick in crime in the las 6 months. Beautiful view on a bright... More 

Thank Isaac T
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Malecon is a beach front street great for daytime or an evening stroll to see the sunset. Small shops offer up coffee, drinks or light means. Could even do a simple dinner there. Local vendors stop you with simple wares, no pressure to buy and very polite. Swimming at any part is available but not a resort beach front.... More 

Thank nyladeblu
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Malecon is the road next to the seashore. It's a great route for cars and trucks to get around the city. It is not supposed to be a tourist destination, although there are some great restaurants on it. At the start of the Malecon, (so the fort end) many of the restaurants there on the right are fabulous for... More 

Thank Chris H
pembroke pines
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a facinating experience to people watch on the Malecon. Great place for a walk along the ocean.

Thank malaha39
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31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We had the taxi drop us off away from the crowds, and we had the beach almost to ourselves. Several people walked by, but we had the beach to ourselves. Water was nice, there was sandy places, but a lot of rocks too. It was pretty shallow for a long way.

Thank drayco
Helsinki, Finland
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132 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

There really is not that much to see, some buildings are in really bad shape and run down, the sea and beach are quite dirty so not the prettiest malecon. But there are sone restaurants and you are able to but your coconut water surely.

Thank AnnaEsk
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This waterfront area of Puerto Plata is a must-miss destination. It runs along the (run down) colonial area of the city. Sadly, the area is cut off from downtown by a busy 4 lane road with aggressive drivers. The beach is littered...absolutely littered, with garbage. And as we tried walking along peacefully we kept getting badgered by locals trying to... More 

Thank snarl71
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017

...maybe we were at the 'wrong' end but it was not spectacular - no shops but lots of beach bars. We later really enjoyed the carneval.

Thank MrsLoe
chadds ford pa
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127 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Walked around - admired the buildings. The area had some construction. Wish all of historic Puerto Plata could have some attention - paint and more restoration. This historic district area could be a real asset to tourism economy, but needs an over all boost as a scenic urban destination.

Thank wreath

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