Riviera Maya and Costa Maya Beaches
A Guide to Riviera Maya and Costa Maya Beaches
The photos don’t lie. The Mexican Caribbean is that blue, and the beach sand is that dazzlingly white. With 255 miles (411 km) of beach stretching along the Caribbean coastline from Cancun to Xcalak, this area has something for everyone. The beaches are one reason why we decided to call the Riviera Maya home, and why so many visitors return to this paradise.
All beaches are public spaces and are bursting with activities. Picture yourself on a white sandy beach, trade winds rustling in the palm trees while you swing in a hammock. Build sand castles with your children, or enjoy evening strolls with your loved one at sunset. You’ll be enchanted by the beautiful beaches, warm translucent waters, and picture-perfect weather that lasts all year long.
Riviera Maya Ranks in the Worlds Top 10 Beach Vacations
If you are looking for evening beach activities under a star filled sky, Playa del Carmen offers a vibrant, hip nightlife once the sun goes down. Couples and families looking to embrace the day together from sun up to sun down will enjoy Akumal Beach, Soliman Bay and Tankah Bay. The magnificent bays that define these beaches provide an endless list of water activities like snorkeling, kayaking, diving, beach combing, or simply relaxing in a hammock.
Sun-worshipers will discover their tropical paradise on any Riviera Maya beach, but Tulum is a special spot. Enjoy the powder-soft sands that are offset by clear blue waters on quiet beaches. Tulum beach, with its fascinating and prominent Mayan city ruins, offers a glimpse into Mexico’s mysterious past and bohemian lifestyle.
For true paradise seekers, the raw and unspoiled beauty of the unpopulated Caribbean will lure many travelers to Sian Ka’an Biosphere beaches.
Puerto Morelos, X’calcel, Xpu Ha, and Paamul beaches give locals and visitors a great getaway. Take advantage of great snorkeling and sea views that round off their Riviera Maya beach experience.
Costa Maya Beaches
The Costa Maya is the last frontier on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. The beaches located along the Costa Maya coast give you the feeling of the old Caribbean. The village of Mahahual offers civilization, cold cervezas and fish tacos. Paddle in sea kayaks, siesta under a palm tree, or go scuba diving. In the southern town of Xcalak the adventure begins with fishing, eco-hotels, and pure fun.
Raw, Untamed & Unembellished Beaches
Costa Maya beaches are known by few but loved by those who take the time to visit this southern part of the Yucatan Peninsula. With little development and more reliance on the natural beauty of the sea, beaches and palm trees, the Costa Maya is a great place to visit and step back in time. Enjoy a stroll on the seaside boardwalk, step into one of the seaside restaurants that serve up fresh seafood, or just listen to the waves while you relax on your vacation. Costa Maya beaches are pure, raw, fun waiting for you to discover.
No matter what kind of beach holiday you prefer or what slice of the Riviera Maya shoreline suits your needs, you will find what we call ‘heaven’: pearly-white sand, natural shade from slender palm and coconut trees, crystal-clear waters, and fragrant sea air.
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Stay In These Beachfront Vacation Rentals
Soliman Bay – Tulum| 1 Bed | 1 Bath
Save 20% on stays in September and October, 2019! This luxe 2-level bungalow is located a minute’s walk from the fine Soliman bay beach, near Tulum. With 1 bedroom with ac, 2 baths and a well-equipped kitchen it is an ideal getaway for couples and families of 4.
Soliman Bay| 6 Beds | 6 Bath
Stay 7 Nights and Pay Only for 5 Nights Through Oct 31! For those who want to vacation in high style and luxury, Villa Sueno del Mar is a perfect choice, right on Soliman Bay beach. Enjoy luxurious bedroom in the main house, 1 in a guest house, all with ocean views.
North Akumal| 1 to 3 Beds | 1 to 2 Bath
Right on Half Moon Bay beach, these condos are a great value. Take your choice of either 1 or 2 bedrooms w/ AC, kitchen, living room, etc. Each condo has a view of the sea from a patio or balcony. 3 restaurants are nearby.
North Akumal – Half Moon Bay| 3 to 5 Beds | 2 to 3 Bath
The smart layout of these three bedroom air-conditioned condominiums at Playa Blanca makes the maximum out of stunning sea views. It’s truly a bargain to stay at this beautiful beach condo rentals in one of the most picturesque areas of Akumal and have all the commodities nearby. This can be rented as a 2 or 2-bedroom condo.
North Akumal| 1 or 2 Beds | 1 to 2 Bath
This beachfront condo building on Half Moon Bay has a pool & spacious 1 & 2 bedroom condos w/ either patio or balcony overlooking the Caribbean. All units have ceiling fans, kitchen & spacious living area. Restaurant onsite.
Playa Secreto – Puerto Morelos| 3 Beds | 2 Bath
It’s all about pleasure, privacy and peace of mind. Four posh bedrooms, a living room, with its cozy built-in sofas, wet bar and satellite TV has been designed for ultimate relaxation and long Mexican siestas. This ocean front villa is in exclusive Hacienda del Secreto, a private estate on Playa del Secreto. Enjoy a private swimming pool, beach & personalize spa and chef services. Sleeps 10
Soliman Bay – Tulum| 9 Beds | 7 Bath
Flexibility, privacy and beachfront luxury- are the main concepts behind this 7-bedroom, 7 bathroom Soliman Bay villa. Exotic decor, open layout, 3 separate kitchens and a large swimming pool makes it perfect for large groups looking for privacy and comfort.
Soliman Bay – Tulum| 5 Beds | 4 Bath
This 3-bedroom vacation house rental and casita are brilliant in terms of its location on Soliman Bay beach and its outdoor-friendly layout. It features a huge wooden poolside deck, a cozy swimming pool, an outdoor grill and a wide stretch of pure white beach just steps away. Kids and adults love it here!
North Akumal – Half Moon Bay| 3 to 5 Beds | 2 to 3 Bath
Pet-friendly! The smart layout of these three bedroom air-conditioned condominiums at Playa Blanca makes the maximum out of stunning sea views. It’s truly a bargain to stay at this beautiful beach condo rentals in one of the most picturesque areas of Akumal and have all the commodities nearby. This can be rented as a 2 or 3-bedroom condo.
South Akumal| 4 Beds | 4 Bath
This place really exists and looks just like the tropical paradise in the famous Corona commercials. Its name is Casa Playa del Caribe and it is hidden from the crowds of tourists in a peaceful area of South Akumal, Riviera Maya.
Playa del Secreto – Puerto Morelos| 3 Beds | 3 Bath
Villa Tortuga is an immaculate beachfront villa rental complete with beachside swimming pool and Jacuzzi surrounded by a deck. The beach is semi-private regulated by the security gate on the access road, and all who visit here absolutely love the serenity.
South Akumal| 1 to 2 Beds | 1 to 2 Bath
Special pricing from July 1 to July 31: 2 bedrooms: $140 USD / night and 1 bedroom: $100 USD / night! Enjoy these 1 & 2 beach front bedroom condos with AC, full kitchens, spacious living rooms, Sat TV, DVD & Wifi. All units have king beds and patios or balconies on the beach.This specific unit is on the second floor. Great view. This is a wide sandy beach, great for beach lovers! T