How to Choose The Perfect Beach Vacation For You

You want it. You need it. You have to have it.

You yearn for the warm, Caribbean waters of the Riviera Maya and all that it offers — swimming, snorkeling, diving, or just relaxing on white-sand beaches as the expanse of the ocean undulates in front of you.

Whether it’s a long-awaited trip or a last-minute getaway, your perfect beach vacation lies on the Riviera Maya. Located on the eastern portion of the Yucatan Peninsula, the Riviera Maya has 150 km (93.2 miles) of Caribbean shoreline. Every beach has a unique landscape with a one-of-a-kind, vacation experience you don’t want to miss. 

You can choose an exquisite luxury resort, where you’ll be wined and dined among the most renown chefs in Playa del Carmen or keep your vacation low-key in a lovely cabana off the beaten path in Xcalak

The options are almost endless. Let Loco Gringo be your guide. Follow these three, simple steps to find the perfect beach for your next trip to paradise.

Choose Your Adventure

A beach vacation in the Riviera Maya can be so much more than lathering yourself up in sun-block and baking on the beach for hours. Snorkeling, swimming, diving, and discovering beach clubs and restaurants featuring some of the world’s best celebrity chefs and DJs are within reach.

Your first step in choosing the perfect beach vacation for you is to think about what kind of experience you want to have.

Want to languish in a laid-back, boho beach vibe while exploring world-class restaurants and clubs? Tulum Beach, considered among the best in the world for its endless stretches of white sand and azure waters, is your best bet.

If marveling at the natural beauty of the Riviera Maya is more your thing, check out Akumal Beach. Known as the “Land of the Turtles” because sea turtles go there to lay their eggs, Akumal Beach is the perfect place for snorkeling and diving.

Want to hang out with the locals? Try Xpu-Ha Beach, a favorite with the locals for its pristine beach, stunning views, and crystal blue waters. Unlike larger beaches like Tulum and Playa del Carmen, beach clubs at Xpu-Ha shutter at sundown.

These are just a few examples. Download our free Diving and Snorkeling in the Riviera Maya e-book.

Pick Your Property Type

As wonderful as it might seem to stay on the beach all day and night, you have to go somewhere when the sun dips below the horizon.

Where will you hang your bathing suit and towel at the end of the day?

Level-up you vacation game and go beyond cookie-cutter hotels and all-inclusive resorts for your next trip to paradise. Mexico is among the top 20 countries in the world when it comes to tourism destinations offering travelers a plethora of accommodations.

Choose a boutique hotel or condo to feel the comforts of home while in paradise. Select a glamping resort, which offers the perfect blend of rustic and richness. Or rent a beach-front villa and hire a chef to experience the luxe life like never before.

Talk to Local Experts

With so many options on where to stay and what to do during your upcoming trip to the Riviera Maya, choosing the perfect beach vacation for you may seem daunting at first.

Loco Gringo is here to help. Explore our website and find a wealth of information about beaches, properties, and cities and towns in the Riviera Maya. Ask Paulina, our concierge, about all of the wonderful things to see and do here.

When you’re ready, contact our Reservations Crew and let us help you plan the perfect beach vacation that suits your needs. 







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