There is nothing like unfolding your comfy beach chair and placing it smack dab in the shallow water to keep cool on a hot, Riviera Maya day at the beach. Beach chairs, while convenient to have on your beach vacation, are not a practical packing item. Consider buying one at the local Wal-Mart or supermarket in Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Tulum. This small investment will make your valuable beach time so much more enjoyable.
At the end of your trip, leave it at your vacation rental so the next renters can use it, or on your last day at the beach, offer the chair to the person next to you who is laying uncomfortably on his towel in the sand – imagine the look of surprise and gratitude you will get when you pass it forward! You can do the same with umbrellas and coolers.