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.

Situated in the Riviera Maya, 9.6 miles northeast of Playa del Carmen, Maroma Beach is on the East edge of Mexico. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying very close. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— may really like a visit to Maroma Beach. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

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, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the East coast of Mexico. It is close to Rodeo Arena, which is located nine miles to the north-northeast, and it is one of a number of attractions close-by.

If you're intrigued by Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's history, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. The nearest historical attraction is Old Market District, which is within the range of a taxi.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Maroma Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction
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 in the Puerto Morelos area, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Puerto Morelos is the closest town to Maroma Beach. It is not heavily urbanized, though it will be a nice day out for visitors looking to check out the local scene. From the coast, Puerto Morelos is a car ride off, about nine and a half miles (15 and a half kilometers) away.


How many other people you encounter at Maroma Beach will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Those looking for a place to stay near the beach won't find it that tough, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to pick from nearby. You will find the closest lodging options by viewing those shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Maroma Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun 0.2 mi. W Resort
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 the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is El Restaurante. The restaurant serves Mexican food. They are also famous 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.

A few nearby dining options are shown below.

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

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

Another location you may want to try is Punta Nizuc, which is an additional nearby Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean destination.

Maroma Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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