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.

Set in the Riviera Maya, 9.6 miles northeast of Playa del Carmen, Maroma Beach is on the East coast of Mexico. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Beachgoers should keep in mind that, although Maroma Beach is by no means secluded, you also wouldn't call it particularly popular. This makes it a good option for families who want to visit a somewhat lively beach without getting stuck in the most crowded parts of town.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


Maroma Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the East coast of Mexico; this area boasts other attractions such as The Nicklaus Design Golf Course, which is two miles away.

Historical attractions such as Old Market District offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Maroma Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, without venturing too far from the coast. Actually, this site can be found nine and a half miles to the north-northeast of this interesting historical site.

If a visit to the Maroma Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

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

The closest city to Maroma Beach is Puerto Morelos, which isn't a congested area, and it can be an interesting destination for visitors wishing to get a better feel for the area. From the shore, Puerto Morelos is a car ride off, about nine and a half miles (15 and a half kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked nearby hotels. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Those trying to find a room close to Maroma Beach will find themselves in luck, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to choose from close-by. You will find the closest, most convenient lodging options by perusing those listed below.

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


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Maroma Beach; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. El Restaurante is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has Mexican food. They are also known for their tacos. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a short distance away.

The table below lists nearby dining options.

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

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Maroma Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Travelers may also want to consider Punta Nizuc, another great beach choice in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.

Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has so much to offer, and Maroma Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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