Beaches in Riviera Maya

Photo credit: © Carlos Ruiz Badilla

The Riviera Maya stretches along the Caribbean coast from Puerto Morelos to Tulum.  As you might imagine, there are dozens upon dozens of beaches in this region, each with a uniqueness to it that makes visitors say "That's the beach for me."

The Area's Beaches

You will find a large selection of beaches to enjoy in the area. Whether you prefer being around other people, or you prefer a more secluded spot, you can find a beach that appeals to you. Click on the beach names for a detailed guide to that specific beach.

Half Moon Bay Beach

If you want to go snorkeling, a place where that's an option is Puerto Morelos Beach. This beach is located right in the center of town near the Pelicanos Restaurant.

A second place to consider is 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.

El Faro: 10 Nte. dead ends into El Farro where you can find parking along the street.

The chart just below shows some key facts concerning the beaches found in the area.

Beaches In Riviera Maya
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 Central Riviera Maya East
Maroma Beach 9.6 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen East
Playa Akumal 0.4 mi. Southeast of Central Akumal East
Playa Chacal 3.2 mi. South-Southwest of Central Akumal East
Playa Secreto 3.5 mi. South West of Central Puerto Morelos East
Playa Tulum 2.0 mi. East of Central Tulum East
Playa X-Puha Xpu Ha, Central Riviera Maya East
Playa del Carmen Downtown Playa del Carmen East
Puerto Morelos Beach 0.1 mi. East of Central Puerto Morelos East
Tulum Mayan Ruins Beach 2.1 mi. East of Central Tulum North East

If you want to learn about a wider range of attractions beyond this category, you can think about other locations. If you're interested, you can get more information concerning other attractions by clicking on this link.


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