Beaches in Riviera Maya

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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."

Beach Choices In The Area

You will find a large selection of beaches to consider in the area. Regardless of whether you enjoy people watching, or you prefer a quieter stretch of sand, you can find what you want. For more detail concerning one particular beach simply click on the names of the ones you would like to learn about

Playa Tulum

If you are looking for a place to snorkel, a place worth considering is Puerto Morelos Beach. This stretch of public sand is flanked by two private resort beaches, but it is equally as beautiful.

Another option that beach-goers can 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 beaches in Riviera Maya are provided down below.

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

Keep in mind, Riviera Maya is home to additional attractions. To read our detailed guide to other attractions, go to this page.


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