The Local Beach

Indigo is just a 4 minute walk from the condo straight down 12th street. Not only is it close, but there is a great selection of beach clubs, restaurants with sun beds, live music and great food.  Mamitas Beach is also a short walk and popular with singles and those who enjoy a cool vibe, music and socializing. Playacar is another one of our favourite local beaches and is an easy 10 minute walk along 5th avenue with great shopping along the way. Playacar does not have any restuarants, so take a beach chair or towels, and umbrella if you want shade. We've got them in the closet.

Xpu-Ha Beach

XPU-HA is a lovely beach about 20 minutes from Playa del Carmen. This large, wide beach is not often that crowded. On one side there are a couple of restaurants/beach clubs with sun chairs etc., or you can choose the side of the beach without any restaurants  - and select your spot on the sand! It is one of our favourite beaches and we can help you arrange transportation. If you like there are a few cenotes along the way to Xpu-Ha so you could add those to your itinerary as well.

Parque Fundadores

This is probably the most iconic beach in Playa del Carmen.

Simply walk down Juarez until you reach 5th Avenue, and you will see the gigantic ‘Playa del Carmen Arch’ right in front of you.

Here you’ll find a real mix of people, from tourists to local families.

As it’s so well known, this area can get pretty busy and a little noisy. However, as this beach is the widest in Playa del Carmen, it can fit all those extra beach towels and loungers, while still having nice quiet spaces to relax.

Calle 10 Beach

There isn’t really anything special about the sand or the sea in this area of Playa del Carmen, but it’s the bountiful beach clubs that make the beach here so special.

You’ll be absolutely spoilt for choice on Calle 10 beach.

Check out Lido, a hip, budget beach club, listen to live music in Zenzi, tuck into some delicious seafood at El Pirata, or simply lay out on the cool white sands and watch the world go by.

Mamitas Beach

You may not want to head to Mamitas if you’re looking for a nice, tranquil beach experience, but if you’re looking for energy, alcohol and electronic music, then this is your mecca.

Between Kool and Mamitas, this beach is definitely party central.

The DJs play all day long, the drinks flow freely, and there are plenty of sun loungers to go around.

Playacar Beach

As this stretch of brilliant white sand is wishing the protected confines of Playacar, it is generally better managed than some of the other public beaches in Playa.

Playacar beach is also dotted with cute little palm trees, that offer some much-needed shade throughout the day. But get there early, the locals know this little trick, and take full advantage of it.

Coco Reef

Coco Reef is the only beach in Playa del Carmen that you can describe as secluded.

There are no restaurants, no beach clubs, and no bars. Just the sound of the waves lapping against the shore, and the birds singing in the nearby jungle. Paradise.

Coco Reef is also the best place to snorkel in Playa. So be sure to bring your snorkel and fins!