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Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are some of the world’s top beach destinations.

Each year, millions of travelers flock to Cancun’s miles-long coastline for a taste of pure white-sand beaches and some of the bluest waters in the Caribbean.

Aerial view of the Riviera Maya with a white sand beach and blue water

The city’s famous hotel zone is full of renowned beaches; while many travelers are familiar with the likes of Playa Marlín and Playa Delfines, visitors don’t have to venture far from Cancun to find equally stunning, if not better, shores.

This week, Punta Maroma, a remote yet pristine beach some 35 kilometers from Cancun, was voted one of the most beautiful destinations in the Mexican Caribbean.

Often described as the Riviera Maya’s best-kept secret, this seaside destination is a bucket list item for any beach lover. 

Crystalline water on a Riviera Maya beach with great weather

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Situated just north of Playa del Carmen and some 50 minutes south of Cancun, Playa Maroma has been making headlines thanks to its postcard-like tropical beauty and crystal-clear waters full of colorful reefs. 

This week, the quaint Riviera Maya coastal destination was crowned one of the most beautiful in the Mexican Caribbean by ‘México Desconocido’, a Mexican tourism and travel magazine.

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A sunshade made of straw on a white sand beach in the Riviera Maya

With countless white-sand beaches to choose from, just what makes this hidden gem so special?

For starters, Punta Maroma feels quiet and more spacious compared to Cancun and Playa del Carmen’s packed resort beaches. Its remote – although easily accessible – location ensures that there will always be space for beachgoers. 

Beautiful Beach in the Riviera Maya, Mexico

Home to virgin shores, Punta Maroma offers respite from the crowds, all while showcasing paradisiacal views of turquoise waters and a glimpse of local flora and fauna. Punta Maroma is the ideal destination to spot dolphins, sea turtles, and an array of colorful fish species. 

Punta Maroma is easy to reach by car or taxi; the latter will cost travelers around $20 one-way from Playa del Carmen and around $60 to $80 from Cancun. Visitors also have the option of visiting by car, as the destination is right off the highway. 

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Punta Maroma’s seclusion comes at a cost: the quaint beach lacks a public access point, and travelers will have to purchase a day pass at one of the nearby resorts to gain entry to this hidden oasis.

That being said, visitors can also opt for a guided tour with Maroma Adventures, a local excursion company

Travelers can easily spend an entire afternoon enjoying Punta Maroma’s powdery sands and crystalline waters.

While nothing beats sunbathing under the tropical heat, the coastal destination is a hotspot for all sorts of outdoor and aquatic activities. 

Now is the ideal time to visit Punta Maroma – with travel numbers exploding in the Mexican Caribbean, this secluded beach may soon become a viral hit among travelers.

Those headed to the region over the coming weeks can still look forward to peace and quiet, as the summer months will likely be much busier.

Colourful reefs in the Mexican Caribbean with small fish and blue waters

Snorkeling, scuba diving, and horseback riding are just a few of the many thrilling activities travelers can enjoy on a day trip.

This top-rated $150 per person tour scuba diving tour grants access to Maroma beach and comes with a professional guide. 

For the best experience, book an extended stay with one of the many high-end resorts surrounding the area. 

Despite its quiet appeal, travelers can still find plenty of excellent accommodations in Punta Maroma. 

Scuba diver in blue water looking at coral reef

Some of the top-rated choices include Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, a 5-star luxury resort featuring ocean views and outdoor pools.

For a more unique stay closer to shore, check out Palafitos Overwater Bungalows, an iconic resort offering one of the only overwater experiences in the country. 

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