👉 Best Playa del Carmen beaches

Paa Mul Beach

It is well known that the beaches in Playa del Carmen are the most prestigious and most visited by tourists; thanks to the fact that, in them, you can enjoy an environment of total Caribbean relaxation and swim in a virgin sea, perhaps face to face with turtles. Here are the top 10 of the best beaches in Playa del Carmen.

Best Playa del Carmen beaches

Best Playa del Carmen beaches

Playa del Carmen is located in the heart of the Riviera Maya very close to Cancun and very close to Tulum. This gives it a privileged location next to the most beautiful and best beaches both own and nearby. So if you want to know which one or ones you should go to, then get ready because right now, here in cubo Informativo and Travelin By we will tell you about them.

Xcacel Beach

It is known as one of the most beautiful virgin beaches in Playa del Carmen; characterized for being quite private and wide. It also offers a relaxing atmosphere where you can enjoy incredible views, refreshing drinks and soft sand between your feet.

A point that makes it stand out from the rest is its rules, since order and protection of the environment are maintained in this place. On the other hand, it is the ideal lodging for different varieties of sea turtles, which consider these waters as their true habitat; you will also have the opportunity to see the birth of this beautiful species.

Xcacel Beach

Paradise Beach

Playa del Paraíso, mostly recognized by tourists and locals as “Paradise beach”; is a spot like no other to capture those sunset pictures, with palm trees moving slowly by the slight force of a breeze.

It also has a vast scale of activities to suit any taste, from diving and snorkeling, allowing you to observe marine nature at its best. It also has very good bars and restaurants, where you can taste the best food of the town will be your best option.

Emerald Point Beach

As its name suggests, the waters of this beach have an amazing emerald green color; all thanks to its abundant vegetation. It has shallow waters, which are under the shade formed by the palm trees; and a fresh water connection from the cenote directly to the sea.

The most striking feature of this beach is the color tone that the water generates with the vegetation; something totally magnificent to the eye. Also, recreational activities such as picnics overlooking the sea, frisbee throwing or a simple walk to admire the sunsets are practiced.

Playa Punta Esmeralda

Mamitas Beach

It is one of the most exclusive beaches in Playa del Carmen; famous for facilities that allow you to meet new people. In addition, you can dance and enjoy a great party with electronic music; with DJs that appear at night to liven up the atmosphere. This night experience is quite crazy and fun for those who love to party.

This touristic place has activities and VIP areas; where you will enjoy the best views and the best prodding. You will also have the chance to ride jet skis, use snorkeling equipment or ride a sailboat.

Puerto Morelos Beach

If you are looking for the best beaches in Playa del Carmen, you can’t miss Puerto Morelos Beach. It is known for having a family atmosphere like no other; where children can enjoy their vacation to the fullest playing with the sand and spending quality time with the family.

On the other hand, it has a wide range of bars; you can enjoy your favorite cocktail while keeping an eye on your little ones. Want to grab a bite to eat without leaving the beach? Don’t worry, this tourist spot serves the best fish lunches.

Akumal Beach

Akumal Beach, is one of the best beaches in Playa del Carmen; especially if you are looking for a quiet atmosphere; in its facilities you can sunbathe or do activities around the area, as well as outdoor sports.

What makes this beach really popular is its tropical atmosphere and high quality services; as well as all the pleasures offered, the crystal clear waters and fascinating turtles in the hatching stage.

Paa Mul Beach

The beach is quite cozy, considered as a traditional site for locals and foreigners; it is ideal to explore the marine life with tranquility, because it is private and its access is restricted. Likewise, in Paa Mul Beach there is a restaurant with the best menus and very affordable prices.

In its calm waters, you can explore the different species of fish, as well as enjoy the magnificent views that are preserved. The entrance to this wonderful place is not free, but it is replenished when you buy at the restaurant.

Paa Mul Beach

Ruins Beach

This beach has excellent views of the Mayan ruins, hence its name. With your visit you will not only be able to admire the amazing archaeological complexes of Mexico; you will also have the opportunity to enjoy one of the most fascinating beaches in the world.

Its waters are completely transparent, which is why you can see the ruins, castle and marine vegetation that is quite striking for any visitor. It is important to remember that the entrance to this site is not free; it has a very accessible price that is worth paying, without covering the aquatic activities.

Xpu-Ha Beach

Xpu-Ha Beach is a totally virgin beach; it offers the best crystalline waters and fine sand, making it a perfect paradise to enjoy life and get a remarkable tan. It is advisable to buy a Daypass with an approximate price of 80 USD; it includes food, drinks and use of the facilities during your stay in this exclusive beach.

Chamicos Beach

This is one of the few beaches in Playa del Carmen with a traditional atmosphere and shallow waters. Unlike Paa Mul, this beach is calmer, with waters that maintain a constant rhythm for a long time.

Along the shores, you will come across some hammocks, small huts and the occasional restaurant serving fish specialties. If you decide to make the trip, it is recommended that you go by car, because the trip is quite long.

Chamicos Beach


There are even more beaches that we do not list here, but without a doubt these 1o will be enough for you to spend an unforgettable vacation in the Riviera Maya. Are you ready for it? Have fun and enjoy this wonder, have fun and enjoy the Mexican Caribbean.