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 Playa del Carmen| 1 to 3 Beds | 2 Bath
Luxury beachfront condominiums in North Playa del Carmen offer deluxe 2 bedroom units, fully equipped kitchen, living and dining rooms, ocean view terrace. All face the Caribbean view over the beach side pool.
Sian Ka’an – Tulum| 1 Bed | 1 Bath
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 remote island.
20% Discount! Tankah Bay – Tulum| 7 Beds | 4 Bath
For outdoor lovers, this beach front villa has 4 air conditioned bedrooms and a unique pool level breezeway open to the pool. All bedrooms provide a lovely ocean side view. All the modern convenience.
25% off all stays by December 17, 2017! South Akumal| 14 Bed | 8 Bath
On the north end of South Akumal beach, Villa Turquesa is a duplex beach villa with 5 main house bedrooms, 3 optional guest house bedrooms, central air conditioning, swimming pool, wonderful sea views, dining room for 10, kayaks, ocean terrace.
Soliman Bay – Tulum| 1 to 4 Beds | 1 to 3 Bath
Three beach front condos with shared pool and each is fully air conditioned. These are fully equipped vacation rentals on a lovely part of Soliman Bay beach. Rent one, two or all three units, subject to availability. Lower level condos sleep 2. Upper level sleeps 4.
South Akumal| 4 Beds | 4 Bath
Luxurious four bedroom beach home for large families or several couples traveling together. Enjoy 2nd level sea view terrace view. The villa has four large air conditioned bedrooms, balconies, sun/shade patio and a pool.
Soliman Bay – TUlum| 1 to 2 Beds | 1 Bath
Jashita beachfront boutique hotel offers that much-welcome and peaceful retreat. Jashita Hotel’s deluxe suites boast awe-inspiring views of Soliman Bay and the beach. All feature king-size beds and chic, minimalist décor. Most suites also come with sitting areas and private terraces, some are designed with individual relaxing pools.
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.
Isla Holbox| 8 Beds | 4 Bath
This Holbox beachfront villa rental is all about the view, privacy and living the island life. This spectacular beachfront rental is a short golf cart ride into the town center, and easily accessed from the mainland by boat.
Soliman Bay| 4 Beds | 2 Bath
Casa del Corazon #1 is situated a few steps away from the white sand of Soliman Bay beach. This beach bungalow hosts 2 bedrooms located on separate levels, 2 baths and a modern kitchen. There is also a pool available for Casa’s guests to use.
South Akumal| 4 Beds | 2 Bath
This cozy beach level unit of a duplex villa is just right for those who want sand, sun and snorkeling followed by central AC. It has 2 bedrooms, entertainment room, living room, Satellite TV, full kitchen, beach patio. Sleeps 6
South Akumal| 1 to 2 Beds | 1 to 2 Bath
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. Great view. This is a wide sandy beach, great for beach lovers!