Beaches in Tulum

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Tulum is known for long stretches of uninterrupted beaches which feature soft, powder-white sand and calm waters.  Although this is a popular tourist destination, the beaches are never over-crowded since they are so spacious, and many of the private areas backed by resorts have lounge chairs and cabanas for guests to take advantage of and non-guests to pay to use. 

Which Beaches Are Available?

You'll find a large number of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. To get additional information concerning a specific beach simply click on the names of the ones you're intrigued by.

Tulum Mayan Ruins Beach

Playa Chacal: Exit off of Highway 200 at the "Chacala 9 Kilometers" sign. Follow the road to the beach.

Another place for beach-goers to consider is Playa Akumal. After exiting off Caretta Federal 307, your drive to the coast and to Playa Akual will be a short one, mostly through a residential part of town.

Half Moon Bay Beach: The beach is backed by a number of privately owed condos, but that shouldn't deter guests from planning a day on this beach. The snorkeling is worth a trip, with turtles, barracudas, small fish, and even a shark on occasion.

The chart directly below has more details on the beaches that can be found in and around the area.

Beaches In and Around Tulum
Name Location Coast
Half Moon Bay Beach 16.5 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum East
Hidden Beach 20.7 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum East
Playa Akumal 15.9 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum East
Playa Chacal 12.8 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum East
Playa Tulum Central Tulum East
Playa X-Puha 22.5 mi. Northeast of Central Tulum East
Tulum Mayan Ruins Beach Central Tulum North East

Keep in mind, Tulum offers other attractions. Make your way to this extended discussion dedicated to even more attractions if you're looking for additional specifics.


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