Playa X-Puha

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Sometimes a day spent at the beach is meant to be overfilled with activities, fun, and games. If that is your plan for a day (or more) when you're vacationing in the Mexican Caribbean, Playa X-Puha is for you This beach is a happening place with a huge amount of amenities, dining and shopping opportunities, and even places to rent equipment for watersports.

Set in Xpu Ha, Playa X-Puha is on the East coast of Mexico. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. If you're looking for a beach with a little bit of everything, you may prefer one that is a little off the beaten path, but still has all the major conveniences; Playa X-Puha, a somehwat secluded part of the coast, has these qualities.

How to Access The Beach

Playa X-Puha is located off Federal Route 307 at Km 265.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach of Playa X-Puha stretches back into the coast forming a square shape of blindingly white sand. A large portion of the beach is overtaken by the Playa X-Puha Restaurant and Beach Club.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Don't forget that Playa X-Puha's immediate surroundings are a bustling area, so show up early.

What's Nearby


Playa X-Puha is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the East coast of Mexico. Nearby you'll find accommodations like Al Cielo Hotel, which can be found a few hundred yards away, making it perhaps the most conveniently located place to stay near Playa X-Puha, despite the fact that there aren't many additional attractions in the region.

Cities and Towns

Cities near Playa X-Puha include Akumal, which isn't a congested area, and it can be an interesting destination for visitors wishing to get a better feel for the area.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how packed the nearby hotels are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Though there aren't many places to stay within a several miles, the ones found nearest to the water are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Playa X-Puha
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Al Cielo Hotel 0.2 mi. NE Hotel
Hidden Beach Resort 1.8 mi. SW Resort
El Dorado Seaside Suites 2.0 mi. SW Resort


If you visit the beach around lunchtime the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so there's no need to go too far away. Cafe Del Mar is one of the closest eateries. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurants are listed below.

Restaurants near Playa X-Puha
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cafe Del Mar -- -- -- 0.0 mi. S
Al Cielo (984) 840-9012 Caribbean Informal 0.2 mi. NE
Sal Y Fuego Restaurant (984) 840-9014 International Fine Dining 0.3 mi. NE
Hunab Ku -- -- -- 1.2 mi. NNE
Bamboo Cafe (984) 873-5167 International Very Casual 2.4 mi. NE
Nativo Juice Bar -- International, Mexican -- 2.4 mi. NE
El Xenote (984) 875-1950 Mexican -- 2.5 mi. NE
La Veranda (984) 875-1950 International Informal 2.5 mi. NE
Cafe Cafe -- Café -- 2.5 mi. NE
Caribena -- Mexican Very Casual 2.5 mi. NE
Arigato -- Asian, Japanese -- 2.5 mi. NE
Cafe Ole -- International -- 2.5 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Mexico, so Playa X-Puha is not your only option.

Another option worth considering is Half Moon Bay Beach, which is located not too far away, which means a short cab ride can take you where you want to go.

Maybe Playa X-Puha is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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