8 Perfect Yucatan Beaches worth Spending your Entire day
It is not a secret anymore that Mexico is a wonderful place to visit. And its beaches are certainly the stars of anyone vacation. If you are looking for some dreamy white sand beaches, you need to see the beaches that run along the Yucatan Peninsula. Because these Caribbean beaches won’t disappoint.
Yucatan Peninsula has become a popular destination for thousands of visitors who are looking for a vacation to remember. The Yucatan Beaches are by far the most popular destination that people flock to for both Mexicans and tourists.
Once you go to Mexico, it’s kind of impossible to find a beach that you don’t like. All of them are look like you’re in a dream. But once you come to the Caribbean, you will definitely feel like you went to paradise.
The white sand looks like it was painted, while the water will invite you to take a long dip while feeling the summer breeze on your skin. Being here is by far mesmerizing, yet still a completely unforgettable experience.
Yucatan Beaches: A Relaxing Place or a Destination for Having Fun?
When you go on vacation, you want to find the best comfort, relax and read a good book on the beach or you want to party till the dawn. When you come to the Caribbean beaches, you must know that most of them can become overcrowded. As such, the Yucatan Beaches might be most perfect for people who are looking to have fun.
However, don’t worry, for those who want to relax, listen to the sound of the sea, enjoy a cocktail, and the tranquility of the beach, there are some beaches that offer these premium rewards as well.
The Yucatan Peninsula has plenty of virgin beaches and most of these quiet places are kept all secretly. This is how locals ensure their visitors will find a less crowded beach to relax.
This article will describe the most beautiful Yucatan Beaches to spend an unforgettable vacation.
#8 Akumal Beach: Akumal
Akumal is a little town, mostly known for its central location and attraction to tourist. There are lots of hotels and resorts to stay and enjoy a perfect vacation as a couple or as a family.
The town of Akumal is lucky to have a special attraction for its visitors: Akumal Beach. With its white sands, the warm waters and the breathtaking coral reef.
Akumal Beach is the host for a large turtle population.
You can enjoy the spectacular marine life if you head out with a snorkel. To the north, you can visit the Half Moon Bay, with a special curved beach. Moreover, very close to you is Yal-Ku Lagoon, with lots of tropical fish.
If you haven’t planned any stay here, make sure you visit the Akumal Beach and admire the turtles here.
#7 Maya Chan Beach: Mahahual
This little oasis will fill your soul with happiness and your eyes with beauty. Far from the crowded touristic spots, the Maya Chan Beach is a natural reservation, with free entrance.
Just bring your towels, your camera to spot the little parts of paradise, and enjoy the view. There are vendors who sell drinks and food, so your stay will be comfortable enough
Here are the highlights and top activities to do while in Mahahual:
- Explore the Mahahual town and the Fishing Village;
- Relax at the Port;
- Have a tour of the Mayan Ruins Chacchoben;
- Explore the Spanish Fortress at Bacalar;
- Be active;
- Relax on the beach on Loungers and Hammocks;
- Do shopping and look for thematic souvenirs;
- Enjoy the local foods and drinks.
#6 Playa El Cielo: Cozumel
Maybe it is not the first time you hear about paradise from Playa El Cielo. This piece of heaven is located just a short drive away from Cozumel. If you enjoy exploring the underwater world, this is the perfect place to be.
Do snorkeling in the crystalline waters and admire the bottom of the sea, with its whole ecosystem. Needless to say why Playa el Cielo has become on the most appreciated Yucatan Beaches.
How to get here?
If you want to fastly arrive in this paradise, the way until here is simple: you have to take the ferry from Playa del Carmen and go straight to Cozumel. Once you will get to Cozumel, we recommend you take one of the touristic tours that include some of the best activities to do in the area.
If you are looking for a guided snorkeling experience, you can book a tour from the websites here. It’s a pity to miss the great opportunity of watching the starfishes, an interesting, yet recreational activity from Playa El Cielo.
The white sand combines beautifully with the turquoise water, and the whole scenery is so beautiful, you will not want to leave the peninsula.
One of the best parts of Playa El Cielo is the diversity of available activities you can do, as well as having some relaxing time. What you will also appreciate is the cleanness of the beach.
There is the beach’s staff who is constantly cleaning the sand, to make sure everything is perfectly sparkling. All in all, you can have a really quiet and serene day while visiting Playa El Cielo.
#5 Playa Norte: Isla Mujeres
On the coast of Cancun, there is this beautiful beach, called Playa Norte. Right on Island Mujeres, this is one of the liveliest places in this part of Mexico.
If you want to have lots of fun during your stay here, you should know that this place is going to keep you well entertained. Don’t worry about the relaxing part. This island is the perfect combo of having a cool daytime and enjoying relaxing nightlife.
Can you tell this is the idyllic setting? If you are going to visit Playa Norte from June to September, you can choose to go on a day-long snorkeling trip. It’s your unique chance to finally see the whale sharks.
*Good to know: If we did not convince you, maybe the following statement will: Playa Norte won the title the ninth-best beach in the world. You have a whole natural pool to admire, good music to listen to, as well as tasty food to delight tastes.
Playa Norte is a Yucatan Beach perfect for laying out under the sun while still enjoying the shade of a palm tree.
Don’t forget to ask for one of the nice, cold drinks while you are sunbathing. In our opinion, the best part of this beach is the very calm waves, along with the shallow water. The effects are comparative with a natural pool’s one.
As such, you will see plenty of yachts and lively boat parties you can participate in.
#4 Playa Delfines: Cancun (has the Cancun sign)
Needless to say, there are miles and miles of stunning beaches along the coastline of the Caribbean Sea. All around Cancun, beaches have this beautiful white sand and crystalline water to make you feel like you’re in heaven.
Playa Delfines or Dolphin Beach is definitely a special place to be. You will find this beach nicknamed as El Mirador, meaning in English The Lookout.
Playa Delfines is a completely unspoiled area, as such, you won’t ever feel like staying in a crowded place. There are no hotels, restaurants, nor other fun places. The beach is all-natural and uncrowded, so it is the perfect place to relax and surf if you like.
Let’s talk about the name of this beach. Why “El Mirador”? The answer is simple: the beach has sweeping views that will take your breath away. There is also a wooden lookout, where you can photograph the large sculpture of colorful letters spelling out “Cancun” and have the perfect Instagram photos.
The vivid blue water will invite you to enjoy a nice relaxing dip or go for a swim. The waves are really slow, as such, you can find the perfect spot to splash around.
#3 Punta Coco Beach: Holbox Island
Right on the western edge of Holbox Island, there is this beautiful beach, from where you can admire a breathtaking sunset: the Punta Coco Beach. Right about 1.5 mile from downtown, Punta Coco Beach will be the perfect destination for a variety of activities.
It does not matter if you are coming with your partner or with the whole family, you will find the right peace and beauty of the sea.
The climate is perfectly warm with a rustic setting and has the perfect local atmosphere. If you are looking for a must-see destination and a beach to conquer your heart, come here.
You can easily relax, have a nice cocktail, rent one of the beach chairs. Don’t forget to taste the memorable Cuba Libre with Lime. This is the perfect taste to have on Punta Coco Beach.
#2 Celestun: Merida
Celestun is one of the fishing villages on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, and also the home for most beautiful, secluded beaches. Once you come here, you have access to the Celestun Biosphere Reserve and can admire the mesmerizing large flocks of flamingos.
Moreover, you can admire the unique birds, like herons and pelicans.
On the north of the island, you will find the El Palmar State Reserve, where there are these migratory birds, like Canada geese. Right 60 miles southwest of Merida you will find the Celestun, a beach where you won’t feel like you are in a crowded place.
The beach is also famous for seafood restaurants, as well as for its river or ria. You have to meet the amazing colonies of flamingo birds. The beach is very calm and has freshwater springs.
We recommend anyone who is going to Celestun to rent a boat to tour and admire the ecosystem here. You will find these boats right at the entrance of Celestun. You will have a guide to go out with you, that will talk to you about all the aspects of this area.
In a nutshell, the stars of the Celestun are the beautiful flamingos, and we definitely recommend you to treat these birds as part of this mesmerizing fragile ecosystem.
Make sure when you go to admire the flamingos that you will be gentle with their fragile medium, that you will not disturb them, feed them, and so on. Some of the guides you might contract will get too close to the flamingo, and this can have such a negative impact on the poor birds.
Do not agree with this behavior and encourage the guide to stay away from the birds. You can also admire them from a good distance away.
#1 Xpu-ha Beach: Xpu-Ha
This beach is the perfect combination of clean, crystalline water, with soft sands, in a perfect white color. However, it is kind of hard to believe that this beach is not that crowded as you might expect.
The name is quite different, let’s say, and the pronunciation is kind of difficult for some. As such, you will pronounce as shampoo-ha the name of this beach.
Unless you come with your own cocktails, food, and drinks, we recommend you try out the Restaurant La Playa. This is the biggest restaurant on the beach, so you will find local food and delicious beverages.
The sand is fine and clean, and the waters are completely clear and perfect for swimming.
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As said at the beginning of the article, it is impossible not to find a perfect beach for you to relax on when going to Yucatan. These Yucatan Beaches are definitely a few that you should consider visiting.
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