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This Beach Near Playa Del Carmen Was Just Voted The Best In Mexico

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Punta Maroma, a world-class beach near Playa del Carmen, was recently voted the favorite beach of readers of Mexico Desconocido magazine.

Punta Maroma beach in playa del carmen

Given the crystal-clear waters, quiet atmosphere, and beautiful scenery, it is no wonder that experienced travelers chose Punta Maroma as their favorite beach.

Part of what keeps Punta Maroma special is its location, which keeps the beach from being overcrowded while remaining easily accessible.

Punta Maroma is about 10 miles from Playa del Carmen and about 20 from the Cancun airport.

Since it is a short trip away from the cities, Punta Maroma is known for being a quiet and relaxing alternative to the busy beaches of Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

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People who want to enjoy the isolation may enjoy fishing, laying out on the beach, or enjoying a spa day at a nearby resort.

Nature lovers will be happy to know that Punta Maroma and Playa del Carmen are home to the world’s second-largest coral reef, the Mayan Reef.

It is also a hotspot for divers and snorkelers who wish to see the Mexican Caribbean’s beautiful and expansive reef formations and diverse sea life.

Lucky animal lovers will get the chance to see some of the Gulf of Mexico’s iconic wildlife, including dolphins and sea turtles.

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There are a variety of adventurous activities for tourists on land as well, including hikes, horseback riding, and 4×4 driving.

For those who would rather relax in first-class facilities and enjoy fine dining, there are many excellent spas, hotels, and restaurants for visitors to enjoy.

How To Get To Punta Maroma

Punta Maroma’s location and accessibility are part of what makes it such an enjoyable place to visit.


The easiest option for travelers hoping to stay in Punta Maroma is to take a taxi directly from the Cancun Airport.

Travelers staying in Playa del Carmen are also most likely to take a taxi if they want to take a day trip to Punta Maroma.

Many travelers avoid taxis while traveling in the Riviera Maya because they are worried about unfair prices or worried about battles between taxi drivers and Uber drivers making headlines internationally.

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The “shark tank zone” of the Cancun Airport is particularly notorious. When tourists arrive in Cancun, the competition to drive them is so high that it creates an intense atmosphere that is not conducive to the relaxing vacation most people hope to enjoy in Cancun.

The reason the prices are so high coming from the airport is that tourists often have no other option than to take a taxi from the airport.

Taxi drivers have also been known to charge high prices to foreigners when they pick them up on the street.

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Nevertheless, new regulations are expected to bring order to the industry, and tourists can expect more fair practices in the future.

Taxi meters are the main mode of this regulation. The meters will be attached to taxis, so riders can see with their own eyes what the price should be with each mile traveled.

This action is expected to bring certainty to the industry and put an end to the notorious “tourist tax” once and for all.

Electric passenger bus

There are lots of reasons to believe that the state of public transport in the Riviera Maya is improving and tourists will be able to get around with ease in the future.

Recently, Playa del Carmen announced a new entirely electric bus that will be used by tourists.

The bus was the first to be manufactured in Mexico and only 1 of 4 buses of its kind in the world.

The bus will hold up to 80 people at a time, with room for 34 passengers to be seated.

It can travel over 180 miles per charge, hit speeds up to 50 miles per hour, and is built specifically for the road conditions in Quintana Roo.

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