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?

There are a large selection of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Just click on each beach name for a detailed article concerning that part of the coast.

Playa Tulum

Playa Chacal: Chacala is one of the most underdeveloped beaches along the coast. Aside from a resort property, the beach is void of any excess. Visitors who head to this shore are doing so in order to escape the pressures of daily life and enjoy a day of seclusion in a tropical paradise.

A second alternative to consider is Playa Akumal. Playa Akumal is located in the town of Akumal between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. The beach is considered to be one of the best around, and features a number of facilities.

Half Moon Bay Beach: A small protected inlet that keeps waters calm and supports a rich underwater marine habitat, Half Moon Bay Beach is a great spot for snorkeling, but it is quiet and relaxing enough that you can spend a day relaxing on the shore as well.

Look through the table below if you want more information.

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

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