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Beach Trips to the South of Playa del Carmen

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KM-269.5, Chetumal, Juárez, 77750 Puerto Aventuras, Q.R., Mexico
How do you photograph the sweet strains of piano and guitar that float around you or the sense of calm that envelopes you when you gaze across the still water of the pool and out to the sea? How do you put into words the...
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Carretera Tulum, Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
After our first sighting it just got better, and it was common to see several turtles at a time. We swam further, discovering another of the larger green turtles inhabiting the bay. We carefully positioned ourselves – watching, waiting patiently....
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Carretera Federal, Cancun - Chetumal Km 230, 307, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
While not as large as other ancient Mayan cities in the region, Tulum draws in visitors for its stunning setting of centuries-old temples perched on a cliff by the Caribbean Sea. You’ll pass a large market with souvenirs, a casual Mexican...
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Very undeveloped, very beautiful. If you're looking to truly get away from it all there are few spots as nice as this along the coast. There are some rocks along the shore making it a bit more challenging than other beaches to enter and exit the...
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Quintana Roo, Mexico
A few minutes north of Tulum, Xcacel (pronounced “ish-kah-sel”) is one of the region’s more unspoiled coastal areas. The beach has long been a local favorite, especially on Sundays, and in-the-know tourists are showing now, too....
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Quintana Roo, Mexico
A stunning bay with little development, Soliman Bay is great if you want to get away from it all. Head to Chamico's for a delicious whole fried fish and a strech of sand all to yourself.
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Carretera Cancún - Tulum 307, Paa Mul, Q.R., Mexico
Paamul is the place to go if you're looking for a laid back atmosphere close to Playa. There is a restaurant with beach chairs on the north side of the small bay.
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Sian Ka'an, Q.R., Mexico
Head past Tulum on the beach road and stop when you find a deserted stretch of sand in the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve. There won't be anybody in sight and you'll have your own slice of paradise all to yourself.
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Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
One of the world's great bohemian, eco-friendly, atmospheric places, the south side of Tulum's beach also boasts several beach clubs, all with a quiet, stunning beach to relax on.
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Av Tulum / Orion, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
Just south of the famous ruins, El Paraiso beach club is set on arguably the most beautiful stretch of sand on the the entire coast, if not the whole world. There is a charge for sun beds, with several options available.
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Xpu Ha, Q.R., Mexico
Pronounced “ish-pu-ha,” this ranks among the most beautiful beaches anywhere on the Riviera. With calm, very clear waters, it’s a popular spot for local families as well as travelers in search of a quiet afternoon. Despite the...
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Carretera Puerto Juarez Km. 278, Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Nestled deep into the jungle to the south of Playa, this beach club is secluded, relatively quiet and the definition of relaxing. Full-service restaurant onsite. There is no fee to use the beach club, but a minimum of 200 pesos consumption per...