Forget Cancun. Playa del Carmen is the place to be! It’s got the prettiest beaches on the Mayan Riviera, nightlife to rival any of the more (in)famous places, and a lot of culture right at your fingertips. The beach in Playa del Carmen looks like something off of a post card. White sand, crystal blue waters, and palm trees. You can use P.d.C. as sort of a launching point to explore the rest of Yucatan. You can charter visits to the Mayan ruins in Chichen Itza or Tulum, or get a boat out to Cozumel. Viva Mexico!
Cancún it's the best option if you wanna enjoy your vacactions. The best places to visit are: Xcaret, X-Plor Fuego (that means on night and recommend you to buy the package of unlimited photos), Cozumel (Catamaran), Fifth Avenue, The hotel zone, Tulum, Maya Museum and there are so many places but those ones are the best ones. But the only disadvantage it's that everything is fully expensive.
Inside the Tulum ruins there's access to a small beach if you go down a ladder. It's super cute and has a good view of the ruins, but unfortunately we didn't get to go down there because we'd heard of Paradise Beach which is emerging from the ruins at 800 m we headed there. In addition there were enough people and were looking for something quieter for the day.
In reality, you may think that there is nothing interesting about a public beach, but what I particularly like about this one is the view it offers of the Caribbean Sea. There is no doubt about it, it is spectacular. Worth getting up in the morning, if you're an early riser go from 7 or 8 in the morning to get a palapita, bring a good book and your camera. Enjoy.
After visiting the ruins of Tulum, it's a good plan to go to Playa Paraiso which is a bit further on, because the beach of the ruins is really far away. Take a taxi since the distance is about 5 km and walking is pretty tough. We were told it was about 15 minutes on foot but it actually took us 30.
Mamitas beach in Playa del Carmen is visited daily by people from all over the world. It´s my favorite place where sun, sand, ocean and paradise meet. It´s the most beautiful place and created simply by nature.
I love Isla Mujeres. Super quiet, beautiful, beautiful beaches. I come whenever I can. I paint, and this place inspires me a lot, just to sit on the edge of the beach you see many things, culture, wildlife. It's dedicated to tourism and fishing is one of its core activities. It is super nice to see the boats arrive with the birds around. It is fantastic. You should come sometime.
Mahahual it´s by far my favorite beach in the world!! You are in front of an open sea, quiet, easy, just to be happy. 2 days a week you can get a packed place full of tourists coming from cruise ships, but the rest of the week, it´s all yours; just one or two families, mostly locals. Fresh seafood is not crazy expensive, there's cold beer, and wonderful views. I just love how I feel being there.
I went 2 years ago at Easter and it had a great atmosphere because the party does not stop . It is very nice for me, after twenty years of being in Oaxaca, to go and I could hardly find a place I really like. It was very beautifu, the dress is so beautiful , as well as the people and beautiful beaches.
Playa Maroma, located in the Mayan Riviera, is a wonderful beach where there is a service that will take you diving on the reef at the point, just a few meters from the coastline. You can spend a perfect beach day and see tropical fish and turtles with only a snorkel, fins and goggles.
Turtle Beach is a place where you can enjoy a wonderful swim in the Caribbean Sea. At this beache of Cancun you can swim with your young children and there are restaurants for eat rich seafood and drinks, as well as Bongee jump.
La Quebrada is a rock formation situated on the beach in Acapulco. There are divers who are thrown over 20 meters high and it is a really fabulous show. Furthermore Acapulco has one of Mexico's most beautiful beaches.