The Best Beaches in the Riviera Maya

If you want to have the time of your life you must go to one of the best beaches in the Riviera Maya. Here you will find the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, making this tourist destination one of the most visited in the world.

Which are the best beaches in the Riviera Maya?

Xcacel Beach

Located between Chemuyil and Xel-Ha, this remote beach is the perfect place to rest and relax away from the crowds. Only a small number of travelers get a chance to find this beach. Luckily a sign has been built on the highway to help people find Xcacel.

Xcacel beach, Riviera Maya

Akumal Beach

This is a tourist destination in Quintana Roo that was created even before Cancun. Akumal started as a perfect place for divers, founded by Pablo Romero Bush, one of the co-founders of CEDAM, an exclusive diving club. Since then, Akumal started to grow significantly, creating an opportunity for travelers to enjoy this paradise. This is a perfect place for swimming, snorkeling, diving, and if you’re lucky, you can see turtles nesting and hatching!

Akumal Beach, Riviera Maya

Paamul Beach

Just 15 km from Playa del Carmen, there is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Riviera Maya: Paamul. Its name means “destroyed ruin,” which hints that this place was a Mayan settlement a long time ago. Also, Paamul has its very own reef where you can snorkel and discover this place’s natural treasures.

Paamul Beach Riviera Maya

Xpu Ha Beach

Immersed in one of the most hidden areas of the Riviera Maya, Xpu Ha has calm waves with water just two feet deep, allowing you to relax or practice kayaking, paddle boarding, or kitesurfing.

Xpu Ha Beach Riviera Maya

Playa del Secreto

Playa del Secreto is located 48 km from Cancun, just between Puerto Morelos and Playa del Carmen. This is the perfect place to escape from crowded and noisy places. Playa del Secreto is a relaxing oasis in the heart of the Riviera Maya. On this beach, you will find some bungalows and camping places, where you can enjoy a beautiful starry night in front of the Caribbean Sea. There is also a beautiful ocean-front chapel to celebrate the wedding of your dreams.

Playa del Secreto Riviera Maya

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