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Quite a place!

Though I only walked about half of the malecon I was pleased to see how clean it is. It certainly... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Mexico City, Mexico
Stroll the Malecon

Mahahual an alternative to the busier tourist areas in Mexico. If you're looking for a more relaxed... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Paul S
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“silver reef”(2 reviews)
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All reviews sleepy town silver reef lots of shops cruise ships are in port playa del carmen beach access fish tacos beach club cab ride stroll lighthouse vendors tourists clothing protection souvenir sharks
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Reviewed yesterday

Great malecon, clean, nice vendors. Alll in all a wonderful experience. The ocean is wonderful and all the food places are great!

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Though I only walked about half of the malecon I was pleased to see how clean it is. It certainly invites you to grab a cold one and relax clearing your mind.

1  Thank porff
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Mahahual an alternative to the busier tourist areas in Mexico. If you're looking for a more relaxed setting then this is for you

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I loved mahahual, it's the second time i come back in this place. It's beautiful, lovely people, and lot of help of locals.

1  Thank Melanie L
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We took the Three dollar per person "tram" from Costa Maya Port. Mahahualhas never recovered from a recent hurricane. Most of the town is made up of abandon concrete buildings with grass growing out of the slabs. There is some development along the beach walkway...More

2  Thank ocean_1mh
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We love coming here and understand this IS real Mexico. The boardwalk runs along the beach but it’s not commercialized so you get local crafts, local restaurants, and great massages. The people can be pushy, but they’re just trying to make a living. Be nice,...More

6  Thank CherylandBrett
Reviewed 4 June 2018

When you get out of the taxi and are greeted immediately, by name, you know it's gonna be a good day! Bety and Miguel are absolutely fantastic! The food was totally authentic, the drinks were just as they should be, perfectly mixed and cold, and...More

2  Thank Christina D
Reviewed 5 April 2018

The Malecone in Mahahual is great with lots of shops and restaurants. Be aware of the Crazy Lobster. Get prices before ordering anything!!

1  Thank SanPedroJewel
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

I will not complain about things that are unable to control, such as the seagrass that was on the beach. Some businesses tried to keep it clear by raking and taking it away, but the southern end was pretty bad and smelly. This has been...More

3  Thank viajePALZ
Reviewed 23 March 2018

We strolled the Malecon every day multiple times. Finding new adventures each day. Gorgeous beaches. I was in the mood for shopping some days but the clothing selection was not the best. Beautiful jewelry can be find if you look hard but the T-shirts and...More

1  Thank Stilljill
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11 September 2018|
Response from CherylandBrett | Reviewed this property |
The roads are uneven and rough. We didn’t see a single vehicle with a wheelchair lift.
25 August 2016|
Response from landstev | Reviewed this property |
Essentially all of the restaurants along the Malecon "face" the beach. I can't say whether or not they will negotiate prices less than their printed menu. Occasionally there will be beer specials "pailful of bottled beer for... More