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 near the heart of Xpu Ha, Playa X-Puha is on the East edge of Mexico. You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Playa X-Puha is one of those beautiful but fun beaches which is rarely too crowded, even though it's in a fairly popular area.

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, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Bear in mind that Playa X-Puha's location is a popular spot, so show up early.

What's Nearby


Playa X-Puha is on the East coast of Mexico. It's located near the Al Cielo Hotel and any nearby accommodations, which can be found a few hundred yards away, making it perhaps the closest place to stay accessible from Playa X-Puha, despite the lack of additional attractions in the vicinity.

Cities and Towns

Playa X-Puha is close to Akumal, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Cities near Playa X-Puha include Akumal, which is a fairly rural area, but it will be a pleasant day trip for those wanting to scope out the local scene.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

While there aren't many hotels within driving distance, the ones found nearest to the water are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Playa X-Puha
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Al Cielo Hotel 0.2 mi. NE Hotel
Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort 0.3 mi. NW Resort
Hidden Beach Resort 1.8 mi. SW Resort
El Dorado Seaside Suites 2.0 mi. SW Resort


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the nearest places to eat is Cafe Del Mar. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's only a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

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

Mexico has several beautiful beaches, so Playa X-Puha is not your only option.

You may also enjoy Half Moon Bay Beach, located six miles to the south west.

Perhaps Playa X-Puha is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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