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Top Ten Beaches in the Riviera Maya


Top Ten Beaches in the Riviera Maya.

The best idea and a great vacation plan a tourist can have is searching for a relaxing time towards the Caribbean waters that embrace miles of fine white sand beaches along the Riviera Maya. The world’s second largest barrier reef is located there, and you can even get to enjoy from friendly companions like sea turtles or dolphins in the wild along the sea. Here’s a brief view of ten superior beaches on the Riviera Maya.

Cancun sea and lagoons in the Riviera Maya

Playa del Secreto (Beach with a Secret)

This startling half mile stretch of white sand minutes from Cancun is surrounded by dense jungle, the ecosystem of the fox, wild boar, crocodiles and nesting Giant Leatherback turtles. The beach is free of rocks and sea grass, ideal for swimming and snorkeling.


In the shadow of dramatic ancient Mayan ruins, is a legendary beach. Visit all that remains of an important city on the Mayan trade route then swim where the Mayans did.

Sian Ka’an (Origin of the Sky)

If wild seclusion is what you like, this UNESCO World Heritage Biosphere Reserve just south of Tulum can make you feel like a castaway. Thousands of hectares of one of the most sensitive and ecologically diverse ecosystem provide the setting for duned beaches bordered by wild forest where jaguars and pumas prowl.


Minutes from Tulum, this beach is great for swimming and snorkeling. It serves as the outlet for the Tankah cenote, an underground river that weaves through pristine mangroves and out through an underwater tunnel into the open sea.

Paamul Beach

Close to Playa del Carmen, this white sand beach is nestled in a small bay where you can lounge in the natural shade of numerous palm trees. The swimming is great and coral gardens lie just offshore.

Caribbean Sea scenery in Playa del Carmen, Mexico in the Riviera Maya


Also close to Playa del Carmen, Barcelo beach offers two kilometers of white sand and water activities for the whole family.

Akumal (Place of Turtles), Paraiso Beach

Silky white sand submerges into offshore reefs. Warm water currents flow through coastal caves and subterranean rivers and an inshore lagoon perfect for snorkeling.

Playa del Carmen

This popular tourist destination offers all the amenities of a world class beach. You can relax in a hammock or generate a little adrenaline on a jet ski or flying behind a boat in a parasail.

Cozumel, Playa Azul

The glorious island of Cozumel lies just offshore from the heart of the Riviera Maya, surrounded by Caribbean waters. In front of the perfect beach are a top notch kayaking and windsurfing zone.

Cancun, North Side Beach

Aerial view of Cancun, Mexico in the Riviera Maya

Cancun boasts 14 miles of beaches. But the North Side Beach, with shallower waters, is ideal for families with children and good for people watching too.

These beaches and waters are home to a rich diversity of life, including large populations of bottle-nosed dolphins. At Dolphinaris you can interact and swim with these intelligent and friendly marine mammals!