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Beautiful cenote by the beach

Punta Esmeralda is a beautiful Cenote by the beach in Playa Del Carmen right next to Paradisus La... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
Radhika K
via mobile
this is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world

Visit punta esmeralda will be a nice beach experience, so long beach, nice tuquoise water, go there... read more

Reviewed June 26, 2018
roberto a
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 23, 2017

This was our first time visiting and swimming in a cenote. The water was so clear and cold it was amazing. There weren't actually a lot of fish to look at while snorkeling but the water was so clear it was great! It wasn't crowded...More

6  Thank rollinke77
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed December 29, 2016

We visited Playa Esmeralda for an afternoon this week. We took a taxi from Calle 28 and Avenida 10. The charge was 50 pesos. We had tried to take a cab from 5th, one block away and were quoted 120 for the same trip. Go...More

2  Thank Mila W
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All reviews nice beach fresh water lagoon selling food white sand great for kids well worth the trip beautiful cenote beach club calle pesos playground rocks palapa shore resort ave parts
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

I often make fun of the pampered kill joys who write TripAdvosor reviews...so I recognize how this post will sound. We set out from Cancun for a trip to Punta Esmeralda, primarily based on the reviews in Trip Advisor. The drive to the main access...More

1  Thank nkemorris
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Punta Esmeralda is a beautiful Cenote by the beach in Playa Del Carmen right next to Paradisus La Esmeralda resort. Couldn't believe it's a public beach and cenote. People are very friendly. They showed us the source of the cenote. We had a great time...More

2  Thank Radhika K
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Visit punta esmeralda will be a nice beach experience, so long beach, nice tuquoise water, go there and spend a beach day there.

Thank roberto a
Reviewed May 31, 2018

This is without a doubt a local beach that You will find packed during weekend's and holiday's even though this is a must spot, better to visit this place during very early morning hours on weekday's, it is simply unique and beautiful; A beach adjacent...More

1  Thank Gabriel B
Reviewed May 30, 2018

We rode our bikes for Playacar to this beach yesterday. (If you drive there is plenty of parking on the street leading up up to the beach) It is a beautiful place. There is a fresh water spring that feeds a lagoon of clear cool...More

Thank NOLAtraveler70118
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

We checked into this hotel in May 2018. Hotel transfer booked by the hotel was unable to wait for a few minutes for a friend who was arriving. The room was changed twice in 3 days. The first room didn't have a toilet which flushed....More

Thank Mitesh N
Reviewed April 29, 2018

The water was amazing and all effort was made, daily, to keep the beach clean. Plenty of sun chairs and amazingly friendly and competent staff to help with anything that was needed.

Thank Nuno A
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Average beach on the east part of PDC. You can walk here in about 1 hour from the center, or also on the beach (lot of sea weed on the way). Good because you can meet locals, but the beach itself is just average. There...More

1  Thank bigwik
Reviewed March 28, 2018

This beach area was very close to the resort my family stayed in. The beach in front of the resort was filled with seaweed so we did not swim there but decided to walk along the area. I loved the cenote and it was interesting...More

Thank Cheryl F
Reviewed March 23, 2018

Nice beach near the centre of Playa del Carmen. A place that attracts a lot of locals, so especially in the weekends it could be very busy.

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April 23, 2018|
Response from jimandsusan | Reviewed this property |
It is before at around Calle 112.
March 7, 2018|
Response from masonjar62 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is along the road. Love this spot
December 26, 2017|
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Response from Holly A W | Reviewed this property |
Oh jeesh, I'm sorry -- I thought the question was about the hotel beach at la Esmeralda. Honestly, I don't recall if the public beach had any restrooms. I apologize!