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Mal País & Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa is a wonderful surfing town, though no longer a secret one, and there are plenty of great places to eat and a modicum of nightlife. The entire area unfurls along one bumpy coastal road that rambles south from Santa Teresa through Playa El Carmen and terminates in the relaxed fishing hamlet of Mal País.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Mal País & Santa Teresa.