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.

Situated in Costa Maya, Mahahual Beach is on the South East coast of Mexico. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Eventually, visitors notice that beaches throughout Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are usually somewhat secluded and quiet, but Mahahual Beach is a little different.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Fortunately, chairs and umbrellas can be used by guests hoping for a place to relax in the shade.

Be mindful that the immediate vicinity around Mahahual Beach is visited by quite a number of tourists, which means you may find numerous people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the South East coast of Mexico. It is near some interesting sites like Mahahual Lighthouse, which is seen three quarters of a mile to the northeast, and it is one of a few attractions in the region.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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 region of Mexico to Mahahual Beach is Mahahual. This destination is only a couple hundred yards from the beach, which means it doesn't have to be a terribly lengthy excursion. This part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how packed the nearby hotels are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's often visited by visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent selection of places to stay within a car's reach. A few of the more convenient options have been displayed 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


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest places to eat is Caballo Blanco Restaurant. The restaurant features Mexican cuisine. They're also renowned for their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's only a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining options.

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

Mahahual Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit in Mexico.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Tequilla Beach Club, located within a short distance.

Mahahual Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean you might like.


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