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.

Positioned just outside the heart of Xpu Ha, Playa X-Puha is on the East coast of Mexico. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Visitors should keep in mind that, while Playa X-Puha is by no means quiet and secluded, you wouldn't necessarily call it a busy beach either. It's makes a great option for those of you who want to make the most of their trip to the beach but wish to stay away from the most populated spots.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Since Playa X-Puha is of course found in a relatively urbanized region, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Playa X-Puha is on the East coast of Mexico. Nearby accommodations include the Al Cielo Hotel, which is found a few hundred yards away, and is one of the most conveniently located booking options accessible from Playa X-Puha, despite the fact that there aren't many other attractions you can reach quickly.

Cities and Towns

Cities near Playa X-Puha include Akumal, which is a fairly rural area, but it will be a nice day out for visitors who want to see more of the area.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Although you will find only a few places to stay withing driving distance, those accommodations closest to the beach can be viewed in the following table.

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


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to dine at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the closest restaurants is Cafe Del Mar. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's only a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

There are multiple beaches to discover in Mexico, of course, so Playa X-Puha is not your only option.

Another option worth considering is Half Moon Bay Beach, which is located six miles to the south west.

Maybe Playa X-Puha is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean you might like.


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