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best beach to visit with turqoise water in Mayan Riviera

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best beach to visit with turqoise water in Mayan Riviera

We are taking our boys to Marina El Sid in Jan. We chose the resort based on price and it's reputation as a family resort. the only thing that it is lacking is the beautiful tropical beach. So I would like some opinions on a day trip or catamaran excursion or even just a taxi or bus to let them experience swimming in the clear blue water. My husband and I have already done the Tulum extreme excursion so that one is out. What is the best beach for this?

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1. Re: best beach to visit with turqoise water in Mayan Riviera

Think about Xcacel beach. Isolated.

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2. Re: best beach to visit with turqoise water in Mayan Riviera

I am not sure if there is a public area you can get to but Maroma Beach was rated the best beach in the world by several places about 10 years ago. It was pretty awesome then but has been built up with resorts since then. It is still very nice. Maybe look at getting a resort day pass to one of the resorts in the area. Catalonia there is family I believe. It is not far from PM at all.

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3. Re: best beach to visit with turqoise water in Mayan Riviera

You can visit Maroma Beach at this place:

http://www.maromaadventures.com/

They do different types of excursions but they also have a beach bar/restaurant, beach beds, massages, etc. We stayed at the hotel next to it and the beach is GORGEOUS!

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4. Re: best beach to visit with turqoise water in Mayan Riviera

I would say Maroma Beach!!!

Jon

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5. Re: best beach to visit with turqoise water in Mayan Riviera

Staying at Zoetry and just did a tour yesterday of Maroma. Definitely there, or probably anywhere south of Playa del Carmen. I think it gets clearer the farther south you go.

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6. Re: best beach to visit with turqoise water in Mayan Riviera

The Playacar beach is tough to beat.

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7. Re: best beach to visit with turqoise water in Mayan Riviera

Thank-you for the help guys!

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8. Re: best beach to visit with turqoise water in Mayan Riviera

Sorry to butt in...I'm also looking for a nice beach. We are staying in a beach front condo in Puerto Morelos, but would like to explore other beaches. I'm not clear from the responses above, but are these beaches easily accessible by car without going through a resort, or paying for tours? We just want to go and sit on the beach and swim in the water.

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9. Re: best beach to visit with turqoise water in Mayan Riviera

Akumal is my fav, very calm waters, great snorkling, you have to try snorkling with the turtles ...

As you can seein my pic.

Edited: 7:16 pm, December 07, 2013
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10. Re: best beach to visit with turqoise water in Mayan Riviera

Go to Cancun for the big waves.