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The Best Beach in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen is known for its all-inclusive resorts, nightlife, prominent Mayan culture, and exclusive shopping centers, but this vacation hotspot might be best known for its breathtaking, seemingly endless white-sand beaches. Learn why you should. The best beach in Playa del Carmen is undoubtedly in Playacar, a gated community where Sandos Playacar is situated and also the best golf course and restaurants in Playa del Carmen. 

The “Endless” Beach 

Just minutes away from the famous 5th avenue, starting from where the Cozumel Ferries arrive and stretching miles along the coast, these beautiful white sands are available for tourists to run, walk, or lay and soak in the Caribbean sun. A couple of fun facts about the Playacar beach are:

#1: The sand is never warm. No matter how hot the weather is, the white sand is refreshing and cool as your feet dip into them. 

#2 There are no rocks in the water. That’s right; say goodbye to stubbing your toe on stubborn rocks; you won’t have to dodge rocks as you wade through the turquoise waters. 

The Beach of Your Dreams: The Most Desirable Activities 

This wouldn’t be the best beach in Playa del Carmen if there weren’t exciting and relaxing daily activities to take part in, would it? Luckily for all those in search of fun and relaxation, there is always something for every type and age of traveler! Here are a few that you can do with our friends from Scuba Libre

Kite Surfing

Unfortunately, the waves in the Caribbean Sea don’t get large enough for regular surfing, but all you need for this adventure is a kite and a wake-board. 

We recommend being experienced or taking a tutorial before you hit the water, but this is something you must try if you are in search of excitement. If you don’t have a board, there are always rentals directly on the beach. 


If you still want to have the surfing experience but tone down the thrill a little bit, paddleboarding is the perfect option for you! You may want to practice a bit on the sand, so you don’t fall off when in the water.

You can get equipped with Scuba Libre directly on the beach at Sandos Playacar. The amazing crew is affiliated with Sandos Hotels and is trusted in giving you the best equipment before you get to enjoy the waves. 


Soar through the skies and feel the soft Caribbean breeze brush against your face. This exhilarating excursion is fun to do with your special someone, friends, or kids. Talk with your travel agent or seek and go representative in the lobby and meeting point in Sandos Playacar to book this exciting experience. 

Jet Skis

One of the most thrilling activities to do in the turquoise Caribbean waters is taking a ride on exciting jet skis! All you need is a valid driver’s license, and you can be right on your way. Feel the airbrush through your hair and the warm water splash against your legs! 

We recommend making sure to take a minute to stop and enjoy the views from the sea; you may even see some fish swimming alongside you. If you want to try taking a ride on jet skis in Playa del Carmen, just meet with the Scuba Libre team, and they will get you set up with everything you need to have an incredible time! 

Things To Do Off The Most Beautiful Beach in Playa Del Carmen

We know that enjoying the most popular beach shaded by glamorous palm trees is what a beach vacation is all about, but you are in luck because there are so many things to do. Here are a few things you can do when not on your favorite beach at Sandos Playacar: 

A Night On the Town 

In downtown Playa del Carmen, you can find some of the most vibrant and energetic nightlife in all of Mexico! Whether you want a night at a relaxed beach club as you watch the sun fall across the sky or time dancing alongside other travelers to your favorite music at one of the many clubs in Playa del Carmen, you can find it all and more. 

Explore International Cuisine

Playa del Carmen is called home by so many people from around the world, and with them comes gourmet masterpieces. You find them on 5th avenue and even overlooking the beach. Whatever food and drinks you are craving, we guarantee you can find them! 

Enjoy Other Destinations

Playa del Carmen by far has some of the most beautiful beaches and exciting excursions in the world. That is why we recommend going to: 

Tulum: Discover the ancient Mayan ruins and learn about the civilization that once rules this land! 

Coco Beach and Xpu Ha Beach: If you want a day on the beach outside of the resort, we definitely recommend these two popular beaches. Located not too far from Sandos Playacar, take your favorite book and a towel and soak in the sun. 

Mamitas Beach Club: Located just down the stretch of beach is one of the most popular and energetic beach clubs in Playa del Carmen. Here you can rent a beach chair and enjoy the long list of cocktails and food that they offer. 

The All Playa Experience at Sandos Playacar

At Sandos Playacar, we took the best beach in the Riviera Maya and made it the main attraction of the resort. The All Playa Experience is a combination of all-day beach activities, international cuisine, and jaw-dropping nighttime performance. 

During the day you can enjoy: 

  • Taking an early morning yoga session with a certified professional.
  • Our family area where you can swim in our infinity pool with a swim-up bar and aqua-park. 
  • Soaking in the sun on one of our many beach chairs.
  • The entertainment team and play games
  • Play mini-golf with your friends and family

Sandos Playacar Beach Gear: For a day at the beach, make sure to wear: Your favorite bathing suit, sunglasses, hat, beach outfit, and biodegradable sunscreen. 

After a day at the beach, choose from Sandos Playacar’s extensive cuisine options, including Asian Cuisine, French Cuisine, Italian Cuisine, and Mexican Cuisine. 

When your stomachs are full, and you’re ready for a cocktail and a show, you are in luck because the All Playa Experience at Sandos Playacar has the best performances in Playa del Carmen

  • Fantasy Show (Disney)
  • Lady Gaga Tribute Show 
  • Shakira Tribute Show 
  • Madonna Tribute Show 
  • Super Heroes Show 
  • Michael Jackson Tribute Show 
  • AC/DC Concert 

The Most Desired All-Inclusive Resort for the Best Beach in Playa del Carmen

Sandos Playacar is one of the most sought-after all-inclusive hotels in Playa del Carmen! Throughout every corner of the hotel, fall in love with something that will make your vacation unique and unlike any other. 

Whether it be a quick workout in the fitness center, a pampering in the one-of-a-kind spa, enjoying your favorite cocktail in the select club lounge, or taking a dip in one of the many pools, Sandos has it all. With both family and adult-only sections, Sandos Playacar is the best all-inclusive resort in the Riviera Maya for every age of traveler! 

If you are in love with sun, turquoise waters, and beach getaways, you absolutely cannot miss out on the best beach in the Riviera Maya with Sandos Playacar!

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