Playa Secreto

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While visting the Playa Secreto vacationers will be able to explore many of Mexico's fascinating attractions, such as the ancient Maya ruins. You can also take advantage of a variety of watersports, world class scuba diving around stunning coral reef formations, and superb saltwater fishing.

Positioned in the Riviera Maya, Playa Secreto is on the East edge of Mexico. You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. If you plan to sunbathe or take a nap on a fairly secluded beach, you might really enjoy an afternoon at Playa Secreto.

How to Access The Beach
Playa Secreto is located 20 minutes from the Cancun Airport, off Carretera Federal 307.

Amenities and Ambiance

One of the most gorgeous beaches located along the Maya Riviera, Playa Secreto features sultry soft sands and dazzling blue ocean waters. This spot, called "Secret Beach" in Spanish, is home to numerous colorful and exotic bird species that thrive in the beach's freshwater pools and mangrove trees. Also found along this magnificant ocean front is a small private community comprised of about a dozen upscale homes.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. Sometimes, visitors will be able to try local specialties from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. The atmosphere of the Playa Secreto beach is one of seclusion and natural tranquility, which is ideal for vacationers who want a little peace and quiet on their trip to the beach.

Playa Secreto grants an idyllic and relaxing place to escape, due to the fact that the surrounding area is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Playa Secreto on the East coast of Mexico; the area hosts attractions such as Rodeo Arena, which is three miles away.

Historic attractions, including Old Market District, offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Playa Secreto, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, without having to stray too far from the beach. In fact, this coastline is located three and a half miles to the north of this place of historical interest.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Secreto
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Rodeo Arena Sporting Event Venue 3.2 N --
Old Market District Historical Site 3.3 N --
Leaning Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.6 NE --
The Nicklaus Design Golf Course Golf Course 4.2 SW --
Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club Golf Course 4.8 SW --

Cities and Towns

Playa Secreto is very close to Puerto Morelos, so walking the city is a definite option. Cities near Playa Secreto include Puerto Morelos, which is certainly not a bustling region, but it can be an interesting destination for visitors wanting to get a taste of local life. From the beach, Puerto Morelos is not far away, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Guests trying to find a room not far from the beach shouldn't find it that difficult, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to pick from nearby. You will find the closest, most convenient lodging options by looking over what's shown below.

Accommodations near Playa Secreto
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Now Jade Riviera Cancun 1.8 mi. NE Resort
Grand Residences Riviera Cancun 2.1 mi. NE Resort
Ocean Breeze Golf Hotel -- -- Resort
Iberostar Paraiso Lindo -- -- Resort
El Dorado Royale 2.3 mi. SW Resort
Hotel Marina El Cid Spa and Beach Resort 2.3 mi. NE Resort
Casa De Los Angeles 2.8 mi. NE B & B
Hacienda Morelos 3.4 mi. NE Hotel
Valentin Imperial Maya 3.7 mi. SW Resort
Hotel Villas Latinas 3.7 mi. NE Hotel


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you eat at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is El Faro Grill. This restaurant offers a menu of Mediterranean food. They have become well-known, however, because of their steak. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Playa Secreto
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
El Faro Grill (998) 881-5125 Mediterranean Informal 2.1 mi. NE
The Lobby Café (998) 881-5125 International Very Casual 2.1 mi. NE
La Marina -- -- -- 2.1 mi. NE
Acamaya Beach Restaurant (998) 871-0132 Eclectic Informal 2.8 mi. NE
Reef Club (987) 872-9600 -- -- 2.8 mi. NE
El Picudo -- -- -- 3.0 mi. N
Martin El Pescador -- -- -- 3.1 mi. NNE
La Petita -- -- -- 3.2 mi. N
Tortilleria -- Mexican -- 3.2 mi. NNE
Africa By Night -- -- -- 3.2 mi. NE
Guadelupe Roticeria Chicken Stand -- Fast food restaurant Very Casual 3.3 mi. N
Polleria Guadeloupe -- Grill -- 3.3 mi. N

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Playa Secreto in Mexico.

Another location you might enjoy is Puerto Morelos Beach, located a short taxi ride away.

You may also enjoy Maroma Beach, which is located six miles away.

Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Playa Secreto offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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