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."
You will find a large selection of beaches to choose from in the area. Regardless of whether you prefer being around other people, or you prefer a quieter stretch of sand, you should find some appealing options. For a detailed guide to a single beach just click on the names of the ones you are interested in.
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.
Another place for beach-goers to consider is El Faro. El Faro Beach is a part of a much larger stretch of sand along the coast in Playa del Carmen. With several hotel properties set right on the beach, you can always expect this spot to be busy.
Playa Tulum: Tulum translated from the Maya language means wall. The structure stands are three walls, and opens onto the Caribbean, leaving the sea as its final enclosure.
Take a minute to read the following table for more information.
|El Faro||Downtown Playa del Carmen||East|
|Half Moon Bay Beach||0.6 mi. East-Northeast of Central Akumal||East|
|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 are looking for a wider range of attractions beyond what's offered on this page, you might want to cast a wider net. Click this link to view our page regarding other interesting attractions for Riviera Maya.
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