Archive for September, 2014

Fishing on Malecon Havana

You may say “unlikely catch”, yet everyday you’ll see a Malecon fisherman taking home a daily meal. Not really a sport in Cuba, fishing from the Havana Malecon is extremely popular and is carried out in one of two ways. Classic Fly and Line Fishing Cuban Fishermen of all ages can be seen perched either […]

Fishing Photos Havana Malecon...

Malecon Havana Hurricane Season

Malecon Havana is the main seawall and floodgate of Havana. As a result, direct hit hurricanes, those centered on Havana and prevailing from south to north, often create major seawater incursion onto El Malecon and the adjacent streets. Buildings located 40 meters from the seawall are lashed by 20 meter high waves in what can […]

Effects of a hurricane on Malecon Havana...

Kids Play on Malecon Habana

El Malecon is the center of attraction for Cuban kids too. Devoid of attraction parks and entertainment centers, Cuban kids get their fun the old fashioned way, jumping from the Havana Malecon seawall and seeing who can implement the best (or worst) back flip, summersault or group dive. Onlookers often cringe as these kids seem to […]

More kids having fun along the Malecon...

History of Havana’s Malecon Seawall Boulevard

Construction of the Havana Malecon began in 1901. At the start of the 20th century the buildings along Havana’s then ramshackle coastal road were constantly affected by northern weather systems and northern “barrios” of the city would often flood during the winter months. The photo below was taken in 1902, just after completion of the […]

More about Havana Malecon history...