Beach #4 on the Countdown to the Best Beach in the Riviera Maya: Xaman-Ha Beach
Playa del Carmen has plenty of beautiful beaches, some of them offer a urban vibe, some others are a little bit more rustic; but for sure there is something for everyone’s taste. Xaman-Ha is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Riviera Maya.
Xaman-Ha beach located in the exclusive Playacar I community, just south from the famous 5th Avenue and the pier where the ferries leave to Cozumel. Even though Playacar is a private gated community, anyone can access this beautiful beach and enjoy a day at the beach in this quiet area.
Xaman-Ha Beach: General Information
Xaman-Ha is the perfect beach for a beer ad! With clear turquoise waters, incredibly fine white sand and small waves. You can enjoy the view of the sea, the ferries going back and forth to Cozumel and even the Island itself.
Spending a day at this beach is a good option, as you can bring food and drinks with you or you can relax on the beach for a while and when you get hungry you can walk to any of the nearby bars or restaurants. The access is free! Do not be discouraged by the security guards at the entrance of Playacar I as they will permit you to enter the community and walk to the beach or you can take a taxi.
Xaman-Ha Beach: Getting There
The easiest way to get there is to take a taxi, as the driver will deal with the security guards and drop you off by the water, another option is to walk to the beach, and pass under the dock.
Driving: If you have a car it is easy to get there. From the Federal Highway look for the entrance to Playacar, follow the signs for the beach. Keep in mind that parking spaces are limited, if you are going to the public beach in your car you might have to pay for parking.
Xaman-Ha Beach: Things To Do
- The lack of waves makes it ideal to practice water sports like kayaking, snorkeling or paddle board
- Relax, meditate or take a siesta… this a place to unwind.
- Hop to Señor Frogs for a Margarita or two…
- Enjoy the beautiful view of the ferries and Cozumel Island in the distance.
Xaman-Ha Beach: Recommendations
- Bring everything you need: towel, umbrella, chairs, food and drink. There are no shops in Playacar I but 5th Avenue is just a couple of blocks away.
- There are no public restrooms in the area, the closest place is Señor Frog’s just by the pier; but the use of the restrooms are for customers only.
- Make sure to bring some plastic bags to put all your trash in.
Xaman-Ha is one of our favorite beaches in the Riviera Maya, close to downtown Playa del Carmen and 5th Avenue; but quiet and not so crowded.
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