Beaches in Playa Del Carmen

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Trendy Playa is more than boutique hotels and high-end shopping.  Miles of beaches line the shores, each decorated with beach bars, colorful umbrellas, and lounge chairs.  The beaches themselves are comparable to those in Cancun, with calm surf close to shore and the type of soft sand that you sink your toes into. 

The Area's Beaches

You will discover a large selection of beaches to visit in and around the area. You can click on the name of the beach for more detail concerning that particular location.

Playa del Carmen

Maroma Beach: Pure white sands, warm deep blue waters, and stucco huts with thatched roof are what you'll encounter when you arrive at Maroma Beach. The beach is lined with palm trees and the calm waters are great for snorkeling.

Another alternative worth considering is Playa Secreto. Playa Secreto is located 20 minutes from the Cancun Airport, off Carretera Federal 307.

Playa X-Puha: The beach of Playa X-Puha stretches back into the coast forming a square shape of blindingly white sand. A large portion of the beach is overtaken by the Playa X-Puha Restaurant and Beach Club.

The following chart has some details regarding the beaches that you can find in and around the area.

Beaches In and Around Playa Del Carmen
Name Location Coast
El Faro Downtown Playa del Carmen East
Half Moon Bay Beach 0.6 mi. East-Northeast of Central Akumal East
Hidden Beach 1.5 mi. South-Southwest of Central Xpu Ha East
Maroma Beach 9.6 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen East
Playa Akumal 0.4 mi. Southeast of Central Akumal East
Playa Secreto 3.5 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos East
Playa X-Puha 0.4 mi. Northeast of Central Xpu Ha East
Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen East
Puerto Morelos Beach 0.1 mi. East of Central Puerto Morelos East

Needless to say, Playa Del Carmen offers additional attractions. Go to this article dedicated to even more attractions if you want additional details.


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