Mahahual Beach

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Part of the up-and-coming tourist area of Mahahual, this beach of the same name is a great spot to spend some time on the shore with family or just relaxing in the sand.

Set in the heart of Costa Maya, Mahahual Beach is on the South East edge of Mexico. You might want regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Travelers who prefer walking over driving to their next destination will find that Mahahual Beach is a good choice for them. It's within walking distance of so many hotels and activities, and is located in a pretty major tourist area.

Amenities and Ambiance

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Fortunately, umbrellas and chairs will be offered here for visitors looking for a shaded area to relax.

With that said, you ought to keep in mind that even if visitors here find (BLANK) comforts present if you go to Mahahual Beach, it happens to be found within an area popular among tourist. If you seek to avoid the crowds, it is an appropriate motivator to plan your visit out and beat the crowds, such as coming earlier in the day. If you arrive later, you might not be able to completely enjoy all the services which the beach has on site.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the South East coast of Mexico; it's located near attractions like Mahahual Lighthouse, which is pretty close, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you can't wait to see as many of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's attractions as possible, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Mahahual Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Mahahual Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.7 mi. NE --
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service 1.5 mi. NE --

Cities and Towns

The closest part of Mexico to Mahahual Beach is Costa Maya. This destination is only a mile away, which means a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. This part in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.


How many other people you encounter at Mahahual Beach will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Guests will find a fairly good range of hotel and resort options to choose from in the area surrounding Mahahual Beach. The most convenient of which are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Mahahual Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Caballo Blanco 0.0 mi. WSW Hotel
Posada Pachamama 0.0 mi. W Guest house
Matan Ka'an Hotel 0.1 mi. W Hotel
El Hotelito 0.3 mi. SW Guest house
Hotel Quinto Sole 0.4 mi. NNE Hotel
Costa Maya Inn 1.3 mi. NNE Hotel
Hotel Luna de Plata 1.5 mi. NE Guest house
Balamku Inn on the Beach 2.8 mi. SSW Lodge
Margarita del Sol 3.6 mi. SSW Hotel


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to walk to an area restaurant, where you can dive into Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's specialty dishes, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest restaurants is Caballo Blanco Restaurant. This restaurant offers a menu of Mexican cuisine. Visitors often rave about their seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Mahahual Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Caballo Blanco Restaurant (983) 834-5830 Mexican Very Casual 0.0 mi. WSW
Tropicante Ameri-Mex Grill (984) 134-7357 Tex-Mex Very Casual 0.1 mi. NNW
Nohoch Kay Restaurant -- -- -- 0.2 mi. SW
Ristorante Luna de Plata (983) 834-5741 Mediterranean Informal 0.6 mi. SW
Big Mama (983) 120-2205 Mexican, Vegetarian Very Casual 1.1 mi. NNE
La Pasada (983) 131-7806 Italian, Mexican Very Casual 1.1 mi. NNE
Oxtankah (983) 834-5990 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. NNE
Pez Quadro Beach Club Restaurant (983) 834-5730 Mexican Very Casual 1.1 mi. NNE
Senor Frogs Costa Maya (983) 834-5607 Tex-Mex Very Casual 1.1 mi. NNE
ACA Pizzas (983) 123-8398 Italian, Mexican Very Casual 1.1 mi. NNE
Barkito (983) 135-2881 International Very Casual 1.1 mi. NNE
Big Papa's BBQ (983) 834-5780 Tex-Mex Very Casual 1.1 mi. NNE

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices in Mexico besides Mahahual Beach.

Another option worth considering is Tequilla Beach Club, located a half mile away.

Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Mahahual Beach is just one of the many options.


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