6 enchanting beaches in Riviera Maya

Cancun and Riviera Maya are known for their white sanded-beaches and turquoise waters. Did you know, however, that there are beaches boasting more than white sand and dazzling water? Features that make of the destination a dream-like paradise.

If you are looking for something more than the popular Cancun hotel zone, we have compiled beaches in Riviera Maya with captivating features that will leave you in awe:

  1. Akumal

Picture yourself snorkeling in the natural habitat of marine turtles, and swimming in a crystal-water small cove where a wide variety of colorful creatures can be admired. This is possible in Akumal, a paradise on earth located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum.


  1. Xpu-Ha

This white sand beach is located in a cove, so the water is calm, which is nice for families with small children. Here, you can refresh in transparent waters, relax on a sun lounge, and sip a delightful margarita; everything against a backdrop of charming palm trees and turquoise color waters. This oasis is located south of Puerto Aventuras.


  1. Tankah

Merging the turquoise waters of the ocean, lush jungle vegetation, the crystal waters of a cove, amazing marine creatures, and enchanting cenotes, this tropical paradise is perfect for the ones that love kitesurfing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and scuba diving. It is located lose to Playa del Carmen.


  1. Playa Norte

Although it´s not located in Cancun or Riviera Maya, Playa Norte is close enough and stunning enough that we have to include it in the list. Given that it´s situated on the northern end of Isla Mujeres, this beach is one of the only spots in the island where you can gaze at the sun over the ocean. There are many beach clubs along Playa Norte where you can rent a lounge chair and umbrellas, buy a popular drink, and refresh in clear shallow waters.


  1. Sian Ka´an

If you are looking for breathtaking virgin beaches, look no further than the Sian Ka´an Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage located south of Tulum. Filled with stretches of sand that are ideal for relaxing on a beach towel, savoring a margarita, and hearing the sound of the lapping waves, Sian Ka´an offers a blend of a laid-back atmosphere and gorgeous landscapes.


Now, you have more options for your next Caribbean getaway. Do you recommend any other captivating beach in Cancun or Riviera Maya?

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