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Tankah Bay Beach

A quiet and peaceful place in the Riviera Maya

The sand at Tankah Bay is very different from other Riviera Maya beaches. The bay and coral reef created a beach of pulverized coral and shells that is a welcomed diversion from the soft sands of Tulum or Playa del Carmen. Foot protection is not required on the sand, but we do recommend water shoes when entering the sea.

Tankah Bay is a snorkelers’ underwater Garden of Eden. The offshore coral reef is filled with colorful fish, large schools of fish and great coral. 200 meters from the shore is yet another wonderful snorkeling Manatee Cenote. Manatee Cenote also known as Casa Cenote is a mangrove cenote that has become home to many fresh and salt water fish. Located seconds from two great restaurants – Casa Cenote and its next door neighbor Blue Sky Hotel Restaurant – snorkeling and lunching is a regular activity in this part of the Riviera Maya.

With the cenote leading directly into the sea through a natural tunnel, you can see and feel the strange combination of the cenote’s cool fresh water mixing with the warmer sea salt water. It is here where the underground river meets the Caribbean, a natural union that makes Casa Cenote special. Divers, snorkelers and swimmers share this unique cenote all day long.

The beaches in Tankah bay are naturally protected by the bay, making the seas calm and tranquil. We love hanging out here taking advantage of the chill attitude and snorkeling in yet another diverse area in the Riviera Maya.

A Word to the Wise: Tankah Bay/ Tankah Tres Beach

  • Foot protection is recommended for water entry in the bay
  • Snorkeling and swimming are recommended when seas are calm
  • This is a sandy beach with some isolated rocks (turning to rock in some areas)
  • Manatee Cenote is public though each guest is to pay an entrance fee.

LocoGringo suggests these great vacation spots:

Villa Luminosa
Villa Luminosa, Tankah vacation rental
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.
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Casa Cavu
Casa Cavu, Tankah bay villa vacation rental, Riviera Maya
This is a big sunny beach house with 3 air conditioned bedrooms and a beach side swimming pool. Enjoy 2 double kayaks, great sunbathing by the pool or on the beach, grill, big kitchen, awesome ocean...
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Villa Mar Azul
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Villa Moon Star
Villa Moon Star, Soliman bay vacation rental, Tulum
Perched on the primary dune in the central part of Soliman Bay, this amazing four-bedroom beachfront villa is a dream vacation home for anyone who appreciates the beauty of Caribbean, privacy and...
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Casa Los Tulipanes
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This beach house has a great central Soliman Bay location with a beautiful view of the water and lush coconut palms. Big kitchen & living, 2 bedroom upstairs, nice balcony with a sea view....
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Casa Escocesa
Casa Ecosesa, Paraiso Tankah villa, vacation rental, Riviera Maya
Enjoy this 4,000 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath oceanfront villa in Paraiso Tankah, between Soliman bay and Tankah bay with amazing sea views, gourmet kitchen, 50 in. satellite TV, whole house sound...
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This cozy beach house has an open split-level first floor with a king bed and loft bedroom above with 2 queens. Enjoy a beach front patio, full kitchen, living/dining room & beach palapa....
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Villa Paloma
Villa Paloma, Tankah bay vacation rental, Riviera Maya
April 2018 Savings! 10 days for the price of 7! It’s the picture postcard view that you will see when looking at  Tankah Bay through the two-story high windows of Casa Paloma. This splendid...
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