Beach #21 on the Countdown to the Best Beach in the Riviera Maya: Mamitas Beach
Mamitas Beach is the most famous beach in all of Playa del Carmen, it is a place where you go to see and be seen. Mamitas Beach has a modern vibrant atmosphere, and there are lots of beautiful people sunbathing, relaxing and enjoying the music.
Mamitas Beach has the best the Caribbean has to offer, the white fine sand and turquoise blue water, with amazing views of Cozumel located across the sea and the hottest people in Playa walking by.
This is an excellent beach to spend a relaxing day, there is several beach clubs where you can lay on a beach chair and enjoy a tropical drink while catching some sun. Because Mamitas Beach is so popular it can be somewhat crowded, especially on weekends. This is not a peaceful, tranquil beach, this is a happen place to go and have fun.
Mamitas Beach: Getting there
Getting to Mamitas beach is quite easy once you are in Playa del Carmen, it is located on street 28th and the beach.
If you are coming from the Cancun International Airport, take the Federal 307 Highway towards Playa del Carmen. Once in Playa, take the Calle 34 exit and turn right towards the beach.
Getting a parking space near Mamitas can be tricky, if you are arriving early you might be lucky and find a parking spot near the beach; otherwise try parking a few blocks from the beach.
Mamitas Beach: Things to do
Mamitas might sound like a party place, and indeed it is a really cool place to spend time surrounded by young, attractive people and enjoy the excellent service provided by the local beach clubs.
But there is more to do than party at Mamitas, while the guest are sleeping in and recovering from the previous day of parting; Mamitas it is an ideal spot for a morning walk, swimming, meditation or even some yoga. After that, stop by Kool, one of the beach clubs on Mamitas and enjoy their all you can eat breakfast buffet for only 130 pesos (about 9 USD).
The beach clubs in the area have a wide array of entertainment and the prices are quite reasonable, about 2 USD for a beer. If you open a tab for food and drinks, you might get to use one of their lounge chairs and enjoy the views, live music and entertainment.
Mamitas Beach: Things to do on a budget
If you are on a budget, there are plenty of small restaurants on 28th street, our staffs favorites are:
La Tavola dello Squalo
This is a local place, specializing in burgers. It is a good cheap option to have a filling meal for a lower price, the flavor and quality of their ingredients is quite good and you can also get the burgers to go and enjoy them on the beach!
Calle 28 between 1st Ave. & Cozumel Ave.
Mamitas Beach, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
El Burro Playero
This is a very popular local chain, offerings Burritos stuffed with meat, chicken and seafood. There is also vegetarian options and soft drinks, it is a good option to buy and take for a picnic at the beach!
Calle 28 & Mar Caribe (Mamitas Beach)
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
This is a small restaurant specialized in Kebabs, the prices are quite reasonable and the kebabs are quite good. Another fast and cheap option to recharge your tank before going back to the beach for the day!
Calle 28 between 1st Ave and Mamitas Beach
ALDEA THAI hotel
Mamitas Beach: Recommendations
- If you would like to spend the day at a beach club, remember that everything is more crowded and expensive during high season. Make sure to be there early to get a good lounge chair!
- If you visit Kool Beach Club and enjoy their delicious breakfast, you can stay and enjoy the premises free of charge.
- If you are on a budget, all beaches are public so bring a blanket, food and drinks and enjoy.
- If you live in the area, ask if they have special prices for locals. Most places will offer a local discount on drinks, food and services, especially during the low season.
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