Maroma Beach

A quiet beach worlds away from the busy shores of Cancun, Maroma Beach is typified by 500 acres of white sand and rainforested lands.

Positioned in the Riviera Maya, 9.6 miles northeast of Playa del Carmen, Maroma Beach is on the East coast of Mexico. You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying very close. Visitors will find that, while Maroma Beach is certainly not secluded, it's not the most crowded beach in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean either. This makes it a good option for families who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity without having to fight other beachgoers for a spot in the sand.

Amenities and Ambiance

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. In fact, the Mesoamerican Reef is just off shore.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Maroma Beach is on the East coast of Mexico; this area boasts other attractions such as The Nicklaus Design Golf Course, which is only a short distance away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

If you want to learn more about the history of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Old Market District, which is within reach of a cab.

If you can't wait to see as many of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Maroma Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction
The Nicklaus Design Golf Course Golf Course 2.1 mi. N --
Rodeo Arena Sporting Event Venue 9.1 mi. NNE --
Old Market District Historical Site 9.3 mi. NNE --
Leaning Lighthouse Lighthouse 9.6 mi. NE --

Cities and Towns

Maroma Beach is near Puerto Morelos, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Cities near Maroma Beach include Puerto Morelos, which is a fairly rural area, but it will be a nice day out for those wishing to get a better feel for the area. From the beach, Puerto Morelos isn't out of reach at nine and a half miles (15 and a half kilometers) away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Because the beach is located in a relatively popular vacation destination, it typically isn't much of a challenge to find a hotel close-by that suits you tastes. If you and your group are looking to get a place that's on or near the water, the following table lists the accommodation options closest to Maroma Beach.

Accommodations near Maroma Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun 0.2 mi. W Resort
Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa 0.3 mi. N Resort
Catalonia Playa Maroma All Inclusive 0.3 mi. WNW Resort
Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso 1.3 mi. N Resort
El Dorado Maroma Gourmet All Inclusive 1.3 mi. SW Resort
Iberostar Paraiso Maya 1.4 mi. N Resort
Iberostar Paraiso Del Mar 1.6 mi. N Resort
Generations Riviera Maya 1.7 mi. SW Resort
Iberostar Paraiso Beach 1.7 mi. N Resort
Grand Mayan Riviera Maya 2.1 mi. NNE Resort


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. One of the closest restaurants is El Restaurante. This restaurant features Mexican cuisine. They are also known for their tacos. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Maroma Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
El Restaurante (998) 872-8200 Mexican Informal 0.3 mi. N
El Sol Tapas & Restaurant (998) 872-8200 Mediterranean, Mexican Informal 0.3 mi. N
Blend -- American Very Casual 1.7 mi. SW
Habb -- Mediterranean Informal 1.7 mi. SW
Jade -- Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 1.7 mi. SW
Palms Gourmet Terrace -- Mexican Informal 1.7 mi. SW
Wine Kitchen -- International Fine Dining 1.7 mi. SW
Aguamarina Restaurant (984) 206-4100 International Informal 4.7 mi. SW
Ambar (984) 206-4100 Fusion Informal 4.7 mi. SW
Ceviche Tapas Bar (984) 206-4100 International Very Casual 4.7 mi. SW
Caso del Lago (984) 875-8000 Mediterranean Fine Dining 5.0 mi. SW
Punta Bonita (984) 875-8000 Mexican Informal 5.0 mi. SW

Other Beaches

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

You may also enjoy Punta Nizuc, another great Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean beach site.

Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has a lot to offer its visitors, but visiting Maroma Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean even more memorable.


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