Pizzeria Playa Carmen
About 8km north of the Playa El Carmen intersection, Playa Manzanillo is a combination of sand and rock that’s best surfed when the tide...
Alex Surf Shop
Rent or buy a board here, or take a lesson. They rent ATVs too, and are just 250m north of the intersection.
A stand up paddle (SUP) place with sharp, English-speaking management, set in Mal Pais proper. They offer full and half-day rentals, and...
An otherwise charmless Argentine-owned tiki bar whose raison d'être is the local punk-rock-ska cover band that performs on Thursday and...
Soda Piedra Mar
This is one of the best local places to eat in Mal País, with generous portions of fresh seafood and, as the name suggests, a rocky...
Lonely Planet review
Playa Carmen's most conspicuous pizza joint is this splashy restaurant right on the playa , which makes it ideal for sundowners. They do every conceivable sandwich and pasta you can imagine, but get the pizza. That's what they're known for.