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
Tulum Beach| 4 Beds | 3 Bath [woocommerce_reviews_avgstars]
Cradled by a canopy of cascading palm trees, Zorba Villa 3 is a three-bedroom, three-bathroom, private oasis on beachfront property that is located just minutes from Tulum’s famed Beach Road.
Sian Ka’an – Tulum| 3 Beds | 4 Bath [woocommerce_reviews_avgstars]
The natural beauty of the Caribbean Sea and Sian Ka’an Biosphere at vacation rental Villa Destiny. This luxurious beachfront house rental is minutes away from the bohemian charm of Tulum’s famed Beach Road. Indulge in the privacy and peace only the biosphere can offer.
Central Akumal| 3 Beds | 2 Bath [woocommerce_reviews_avgstars]
Welcome to the ONLY beachfront condos on Akumal Bay. Enjoy a private beach area you can snorkel with turtles right off beach on the north end of Akumal Bay. The condos face west so you can enjoy sunsets every night. An excellent choice.
Sian Ka’an – Tulum| 7 Beds | 4 Bath [woocommerce_reviews_avgstars]
Casa Godi in the Sian Ka’an Reserve proves you can have both modern, sophisticated comfort without harming the stunning natural environment around you. This five-bedroom, five-bathroom home is perched on two acres of tropical land between the Caribbean Sea and a gorgeous lagoon, which is one of the most exclusive and pristine in Mexico.
Xpu Ha Beach – Puerto Aventuras | 1 to 2 Beds | 1 Bath [woocommerce_reviews_avgstars]
Promotional rate of $112 per night for stays January 18 to October 31 reservations must be made by February 15, 2019. Use promo code locogringo19
Step into another world when you stay at Serenity Eco-Luxury Tented Camp . Safari-style tent camping allows you to connect with nature. Each room is equipped with a King or Queen-sized bed, modern bathroom with a shower, wifi, and air conditioning.
Soliman / Tankah Bay – Tulum| 4 Beds | 4.5 Bath [woocommerce_reviews_avgstars]
Three ocean view master suites and a guesthouse make this vacation villa a serene retreat for families or friends, set on a quiet and secluded Riviera Maya beach where sea turtles come to nest.
Playa Secreto – Puerto Morelos| 5 to 9 Beds | 3 to 6 Bath [woocommerce_reviews_avgstars]
Enjoy this marvelous oceanfront house in private Playa del Secreto which has many deluxe features and services, and can be rented as a 3/5/ or 6 bedroom villa. A wide wonderful beach is just 200 meters away.
Akumal | 6 Bed | 6.5 Bath [woocommerce_reviews_avgstars]
This is the only beach front villa on the famous Akumal Bay that will have you living in luxury and with so many conveniences at your fingertips. The pool and the beach are the highlight of this property.
Sian Ka’an – Tulum| 1 Bed | 1 Bath [woocommerce_reviews_avgstars]
Luxurious Mix of Serenity and Privacy in the Heart of the Sian Ka’an. When sitting on the glorious beach outside your beachfront cabana, you will feel you have stepped onto a remote island.
Sian Ka’an – Tulum| 6 Beds | 4.5 Bath [woocommerce_reviews_avgstars]
Casa Nalum is a slice of beachfront paradise located on two, lush acres of private estate on the Sian Ka’an Biosphere, a UNESECO World Heritage site located just minutes away from Tulum. This four-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, eco-friendly oasis combines the best of contemporary Mayan architecture with gorgeous views of the nearby ocean and lagoon.
Soliman Bay| 6 Beds | 6 Bath [woocommerce_reviews_avgstars]
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| 5 Beds | 3 Bath [woocommerce_reviews_avgstars]
Nikte Ha Unit 5 is an expansive three-bedroom, three-bathroom unit that includes gorgeous contemporary design and modern details throughout. It comfortably accommodates up to eight guests, making it an exceptional option for a family or small group.