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'll discover an abundance of beaches to choose from in and around the area. Simply click on specific beach names for detailed information about that part of the coast.

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 location that beach-goers can consider is Playa Secreto. Playa Secreto is located 20 minutes from the Cancun Airport, off Carretera Federal 307.

Playa X-Puha: Playa X-Puha is located off Federal Route 307 at Km 265.

The chart right below enables you to learn more details concerning the beaches available 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

If you are looking for a wider variety of points of interest beyond what's offered on this page, you should think about other possibilities. To reach our guide to other attractions, use this link.


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