The romantic beaches of the Riviera Maya not only stand out for being the most beautiful in Mexico. They are also internationally recognized as some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world! Picture long, white beaches lined with palm trees and tropical vegetation, many of them still untouched by man. The crystal-clear water has what seems like a thousand shades of turquoise, green and blue. Marine life accompanies you as you swim; colorful fish, starfish and turtles surround you in the warm waters. And in the distance, the ever-present white line where the second largest reef in the world meets the shore. These are the beaches of the Riviera Maya.
3 Reasons the Riviera Maya Beaches Are So Romantic
These beautiful, romantic beaches invite you to indulge unforgettable moments filled with love and romance. Firstly, you have the wonders of the beach by day: the sun, the turquoise colors and the warm breeze. Imagine resting on a hammock in the shade or under the expert hands of a massage therapist next to your loved one, while listening to the sounds of the sea.
Secondly, you have the gorgeous colors of the sunset. Some beaches have small cabins or boutique hotels on the shore that allow you to admire the multiple colors of the sky as the sun sets in the horizon. Hold your sweetheart tight as the sunlight fades away… Picture perfect!
Thirdly, you can welcome the moon that rises above the sea and makes everything glow with its silver light. The sky seems to be higher on these beaches, filled with stars. Add to this the warm breeze and the sound of the waves that slowly set the mood for a special evening. More romantic than this – impossible!
What Are the Most Romantic Riviera Maya Beaches?
This dream can be yours at the five best, most romantic beaches of the Riviera Maya: Punta Maroma, Tulum-Playa Paraiso, Xpu-Ha, Akumal and Mamitas Beach. Here are the details about each one:
1. Punta Maroma
Recognized as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world by Discovery Travel & Living, this beach is located 10 minutes from Playa del Carmen. It even has several hotels that specialize in caring for the unique local environment.
2. Tulum – Playa Paraiso
Tulum’s Playa Paraiso is the most beautiful beach in Mexico and among the best five beaches in the world according to Trip Advisor’s Travelers Choice. Playa Paraiso is a few minutes from the archaeological site of Tulum, and despite its virgin appearance, it boasts various services.
This is a beautiful beach hidden in the Riviera Maya and a secret worth discovering! Long, white-sand beaches, low waves and only a meter of depth makes this place a true paradise. Relax floating in the waters or go kayaking with your sweetheart.
4. Akumal Romantic Beach
The Mayan word Akumal means “place of turtles”. The turquoise waters of this beautiful bay are known for housing many sea turtles. The turtles quietly swim among bathers so you can enjoy a peaceful spectacle while snorkeling with your better half. Akumal is a small village south of Playa del Carmen that offers all services, but still maintains its tranquility and the beauty of its beaches.
5. Mamitas Beach Club
Playa del Carmen´s famous Mamitas Beach Club is in the heart of the city. In walking distance just two blocks from the 5th avenue, this club combines the perfect location with a gorgeous beach. The romantic beach is also the preferred location of many festivals and concerts. Each year, Playa Mamitas beach holds the Riviera Maya Jazz Festival.