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
North Akumal| 1 to 2 Beds | 1 to 2 Bath
US$100/night for stays in 2 BR condos until Oct 1st 2019 and US$110/night from Oct 2nd to Dec 18th 2019!US$60/night for stays in the casita until Oct 1st 2019! These comfy condos have a great spot on Half Moon Bay beach. Take your pick of a 1 or 2 bedrooms with full kitchen and living areas facing the beach. All units have air conditioning and Satellite TV. Restaurants nearby.
North Akumal| 1 Beds | 1 Bath
On Half Moon Bay beach in North Akumal. Del Sol Beachfront Condos offers 1 bedroom Akumal beach vacation rentals condos and studios. Each a kitchenette and living area, decorated in a Caribbean style. A swimming pool, restaurant and dive shop are on premises. Great 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| 1 Bed | 1 Bath
15% discount until Nov 22nd 2019! This beachfront condo has a pool & spacious 1 bedroom condo, located at the north end of Half Moon Bay, offers expansive views of the bay and the Caribbean Sea.
Soliman Bay| 12 Beds | 10 Bath
Enjoy this magnificent beachfront villa perfectly suited for larger groups who seek casual refinement and luxury on soothing Soliman bay. Enjoy spaciousness, luxury and style in your own beach front castle! Feast your eyes on one of the finest villas on the coast.
Soliman Bay – Tulum| 4 Beds | 3.5 Bath
Enjoy privacy along with some of the best views of Tulum’s Soliman Bay. This three bedroom villa offers the ideal spot to relax and recharge. A roof-top deck with a jacuzzi is the perfect way to end a perfect day of vacation.
North Akumal| 1 Bed | 1 Bath
Beach level condos on Half Moon Bay w/ AC, full kitchens, living rooms, and patios or balconies overlooking the sea. Good snorkeling either in the bay or nearby Yalku Lagoon. Restaurants nearby.
North Akumal| 1 Beds | 1 Bath
Right on Half Moon Bay beach, condo #3 is a nice little poolside studio. Affordable for two people with AC, kitchen, living room, etc. A view of the sea from your living area. 3 restaurants are nearby.
South Akumal| 5 Bed | 3 Bath
This beach house is a 3.5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom vacation escape that invites guests to leave their cares behind and embrace a paradise of sand, sea, and sky in the exclusive Akumal Sur community. Sleeps 8.
North Akumal| 2 Bed | 2 Bath
15% discount until Nov 22nd 2019! La Iguana #5 is a very spacious two bedroom condo with private entrance and patio area on the jungle side. Guests will enjoy the impressive and memorable views of Half Moon Bay from a full wall of windows.
South Akumal| 3 Beds | 2 Bath
Some of the most popular condos in Akumal. Deluxe 2 condominiums on Jade bay. These upscale condos are luxurious with awesome Caribbean views, Jacuzzi’s, private swimming pools, top-notch interiors, kayaks for cruising the bay & more.
Sian Ka’an – Tulum| 3 Beds | 4 Bath
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.