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 toward the center of Costa Maya, Mahahual Beach is on the South East coast of Mexico. You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying very close. Though there are a lot of choices to be made on vacation, choosing the right beach can make all the difference. You will find that beaches like Mahahual Beach are some of the best options in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Luckily, chairs and umbrellas will be offered here for visitors looking for a break from the hot sun.

Mahahual Beach plus its assortment of comforts are located within a major tourist area. What this means is that if for you these amenities can make or break a good time, naturally, it's an appropriate cause to make it there in the morning prior to when the crowds fill up or perhaps try a beach away from the major areas. If you wait around, you may miss the opportunity to completely enjoy all those comforts which this beach has to offer.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South East coast of Mexico. It's located near Mahahual Lighthouse, which is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of the the area's interesting attractions.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones 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 nearest region of Mexico to Mahahual Beach is Mahahual. This location is just a couple hundred yards from the shore, so a trip here doesn't have to take all day. This part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may encounter visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Beach-goers will find a pretty nice selection of hotel options to pick from in the area that surrounds the beach. The most convenient of which can be seen in the table below.

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 dine at a local restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest restaurants is Caballo Blanco Restaurant. This restaurant has Mexican cuisine. They're also renowned for their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists nearby restaurants.

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

Of course, Mahahual Beach is just one of many beaches you might like in Mexico.

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

Maybe Mahahual Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean you might like.


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