Best Beaches Near Tulum

Before you know it, the time for packing lunches and waiting for the big yellow school bus will have rolled around again, and you just can’t let summer end without taking the entire family on an epic vacation. Come discover paradise along the Caribbean coastline in beautiful Tulum, Mexico, and you’ll experience the perfect stay in a luxury vacation villa rental with all of the best amenities and services, superb dining and incredible land and water activities that are sure to thrill those of every age group. Keep in mind that you’ll be visiting Tulum during the hottest months of the year when you choose to vacation in July or August, so you’ll want to take advantage of the area’s many excellent ways to cool off. Tulum’s fabulous beaches are among the best places to stay cool and relaxed, and these are just a few of the very best.

Mayan Beach

You may combine your day at the beach with a little exploration of Tulum’s well-preserved Mayan ruins when you choose the immensely popular Mayan Beach. You’ll find easy access from the white sandy beach to the top of the rocky bluff where the ruins are located, and you’ll be able to come on down and cool off in the water afterwards. This family friendly beach boasts the clearest blue water, and it’s just right for swimming or snorkeling as you can easily see the many colorful tropical fish and sea turtles. This isn’t Tulum’s biggest beach, so plan to arrive early to stake a spot for your beach umbrella and chairs.

Playa Paraiso

Otherwise known as the Paradise Beach, this is one of Tulum’s bigger beaches with plenty of room for visitors. It’s a great place to spend an entire day because it’s surrounded by bars and restaurants that allow you to take your drink back with you to your beach chair. It’s great for couples or families, and you’ll find a clean beach and clear waters to play in. As an added bonus, you may also expect to be visited by wild iguanas or invited to join in the regular yoga sessions. There are always boats near the beach with captains willing to take you over to the nearby reef that is teeming with sea life for some excellent snorkeling as well.

Tulum Beach

This popular beach boasts the cleanest, softest sand and a long stretch of coastline for a pleasant, barefoot walk with your sweetie or your children. The clear water is welcoming to swimmers and snorkelers, and there’s a cove area where the water stays calm for safe play for the youngest visitors. You’re sure to enjoy watching the many pelicans and other seabirds diving into the waters to pick up their lunch at this beach, and there are several restaurants and bars that have set up beach chairs with umbrellas near the water where you’re welcome to lounge and enjoy a fancy tropical cocktail that is brought out to you by the staff.

Caleta Tankha Beach

Clean, clear and calm waters make this the perfect beach to take the children, and there’s also a simply gorgeous cenote situated just a short stroll from the main beach. There is a very small fee for entering this private beach area, but it’s worth it for all that it comes with. Lounge on the most comfortable sunbeds beneath the palm trees while being served chairside, and you’ll enjoy several menu items from the onsite restaurant/bar that include freshly made guacamole with chips, quesadillas, mango smoothies, mojitos and margaritas in many natural flavors. The sand is very soft on the feet, and you’ll definitely want to enjoy a swim in the tranquil, pristine cenote.

Playa Pescadores

Known locally as Fisherman’s Beach, it’s a lovely spot where you can watch the locals take out small boats to fish and bring their catches into the restaurant that will then prepare the most delicious fresh-fish dishes. The water is nice and clear, and there’s a swimming area away from the boats with plenty of snorkeling opportunities. This beach also gets active at night with live bands often playing music into the wee hours and much dancing around bonfires. The beach bar stays open as long as the music goes on, and you may bring a blanket or sit in one of the many beach chairs provided by the restaurant and bar while you enjoy the music.

Come Discover Your Favorite Tulum Beach

These and several other incredible beaches await you in Tulum this summer, and those lodging at our luxury villa, Casa Cantarena, may also discover the very special Secret Beach just down the coastline from this incredible vacation home. It’s a well-kept secret, so you may be the only people there to enjoy the clean white sand and clear, calm waters.


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