Riviera Maya can be loved for many different things but its main charm lies in stunning, white-sand beaches. Turquoise waters, white powdery sand, and a coco palm is probably an image that you created in your mind while reading these words. 🌴 ☀️
Yes, it’s a paradise.
And now add yourself to the picture, sitting in a lounge chair, beautifully tanned, with the sun on your face and a cocktail in your hand.
Do you know where this dream can come true?
In the Riviera Maya beach clubs. Amazing places where you can relax and enjoy the sun, the sea and the beach along the comfort of a restaurant and bar with all the facilities and equipoment needed to have an unforgettable day.
Here’s the list of the best beach clubs in Riviera Maya. You’ll find some of them perfect for families and others for the ones that look for party vibes. Some of them offer more luxurious experiences but many are widely affordable.
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If you’re staying in Playa del Carmen, this is probably one of the most popular and accessible beach clubs in town where locals mix with tourists.
It has all you can dream of: a trendy look, plenty of lounges, a wide selection of drinks to pamper your palatal, and a generally upbeat atmosphere. You can also rent a luxurious bed and splash into a private pool if you need refreshment from salty water.
Mamita's is the most popular and accessible beach club in the city, the place where locals come to mingle with tourists.
If you’re lucky, there will be a free musical event at night, maybe featuring world-class DJs. 🎤 🎶
Location: Mza, Calle 28 Nte. 8-10, Lote, Centro, 77710 Playa del Carmen
Open: Daily from 8 am to 6 pm
Phone #: +52 984 803 2867
Website: Mamita's Beach Club
If you’re a local to Riviera Maya or you've been living here for a long time, you surely know the Xpu-Ha Beach Club. It’s a classic in the area.
For more information about Xpu-ha beach, you can check out our article:
👉 The ultimate guide to beaches in Cancun and the Riviera Maya..
It offers everything you may need during a day at the beach: palapas, lounge chairs, sun umbrellas, tables, showers, bathrooms, and a great restaurant with seafood and tacos.
In addition, it is very close to the archaeological site of Tulum, one of the must-visit Mayan sites in the Riviera Maya. Therefore, it is an ideal place to rest after visiting this ancient Mayan city.
👉 Find out more on the Tulum website: click here
👪 The Xpu-Ha beach club has a family-friendly atmosphere. If you come to spend your family vacations in Cancun and the Riviera Maya, it adapts perfectly to your needs and has all the comforts.
Location: Carretera Chetumal-Cancun Km. 265 Xpu-Ha, Akumal
Open: Daily from 10 am to 6:30 pm
Phone #: +52 984 133 6701
Website: La Playa Xpu ha
What I like about Unico Beach Club in Puerto Morelos is that it's easily accessible with no previous booking.
You don’t need to buy a day pass or spend a required minimum. Just enjoy your beach day.
You can rent a lounge chair, sunbed, palapas, and towels. The beach club also offers bathrooms, changing rooms, and showers.
You’ll love its cocktails, as they serve the best margaritas and mojitos in the area. You can also try a local artisanal beer.
Location: Av. Javier Rojo Gómez C.P: 77580. Puerto Morelos
Open: From Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm
Phone #: +52 998 156 3141
Website: Unico Beach
Mvngata beach club is on the luxurious side. Although you may just lie on wide lounge chairs and sunbeds, you can also enjoy the day from a stylish rooftop bar. It’s all about sleek and modern vibe and elegance.
You won’t be surprised that instead of a michelada in a plastic cup and grilled shrimps on a stick, you’ll rather have exquisite drinks accompanying steaks and smoked dishes.
🐶 ♥️ What surprises in such a high-end environment is that the beach club is dog friendly!
Location: Cerrada Zona Costera lote 21, manzana 91, 77727 Playa del Carmen
Open: Daily from 7 am to 9 pm
Phone #: +52 984 110 7574
Website: Mvngata Beach Club & Rooftop
I have great memories of this place. Family lazy Sunday encounters with friends, dinners with colleagues, great live music, and delicious guacamole. It is a popular place with both locals and tourists.
It’s a beach club that combines a chic vibe with decent prices, good food and excellent service in general. There is even a small play area for kids and dogs are allowed in the table area. 👪
🐶 ♥️ Dogs are allowed at this family-friendly beach club.
This little piece of paradise is just a few feet from the famous Fifth Avenue in Playa del Carmen. In fact, you won't need a taxi to get there.
Location: Beach between calle 10 and calle 12 Colonia Centro CP 77710 Playa del Carmen, México inside Hotel Colibri Beach
Open: Daily from 8 am to 8 pm
Phone #: +52 984 803 1090
Website: Lido Beach Club
If you find yourself near Akumal, perhaps as part of a a guided tour to watch turtles and swim with them, be sure to make a short stop at this beach club.
KAY beach club is worth a few-hour visit.
KAY is one of those beach clubs that offers more than just a relaxing afternoon by the sea, the additional services and activities that you can enjoy are reason enough to include KAY in our TOP 10 of the best beach clubs in the Riviera Maya.
KAY beach club offers its visitors kayak rides and diving excursions so the whole family can fully enjoy the stay. 👪
Did I tell you that they also have a spa?
The cocktails are not only delicious but also beautiful and their tostadas are locally famous. Quite often, you can listen to live music 🎶 for the complete the experience.
Location: Akumal Trail, Yodzonot, 77776 Akumal, Q.R., Mexico
Open: Daily from 9 am to 4.30 pm
Phone #: +52 984 875 5060
Website: Kay Beach Club
Warning: If your visit to Tulum is on a moderate budget, this may not be the best place to spend a day at the beach.
If you don’t mind spending the required minimum of $75 per person, it’s a great place to visit.
It’s definitely a high-end beach club with guest artists and evening parties with international DJs. Its undeniable advantage is that it's never too crowded.
The beach club was recently totally renewed and a new chef takes care of the menu that claims to combine Yucatan flavors with the ones from Baja California. Their cocktails are also personal creations or if you prefer, you can opt for a wine from small local wineries.
Location: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km 4.5, Tulum Centro Centro Tulum, 77760, Q.R., México
Open: Daily from 9 am to 4.30 pm
Phone #: +52 984 218 3906
Web : Club Papaya Playa
This is the only Italian-style beach club in the Riviera Maya, with an Italian chef taking care of the menu.
You can come just for breakfast or you can purchase a day pass and enjoy all the facilities.
The beach club has comfortable individual and double lounge chairs with tables and umbrellas and other typical amenities. But it also offers a beach tennis court and wifi access.
The prices are surprisingly affordable.
You can also opt for the VIP zone with bigger beds with curtains, white pillows, exclusive showers, and towel rental.
Location: Avenida CTM y Albastros, Zazil-ha, 77720 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Open: Daily from 8 am to 11 pm
Phone #: +52 984 110 7752
Website: Mandarino Beach Club
If you miss hanging out in tree houses, La Buena Vida Beach Club in Akumal can take you back to your childhood. Yes, It’s a beach club with two tree houses, or crows’ nests as they call them in the beach club.
It’s a beach club that stands out from the others and is a hidden gem worth a walk from Central Akumal.
If you come to Akumal for a snorkel tour with the turtles, visit this beach club after your tour, it's worth it.
For those looking for hipster vibes, this is a true paradise. Great music, spectacular views, delicious food, and wonderful drinks.
The crows’ nests are ideal for sunset watching as they offer panoramic views over the bay.
There’s also a very cool shop with restaurant merchandise with very original designs that will surely impress your friends back at home.
Location: Lote 35, Beach Road, North Akumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico 7771
Open: Daily from 12 pm to 9 pm
Phone #: +52 984 875 9061
Website: La Buena Vida
Marena Beach Club is a family spot 👪 in the Playa del Carmen area but far from the city hustle. Their pool, just a few meters from the ocean, is so great that you’ll probably spend the whole day in it without stepping on the beach.
Prices are very affordable and you can spend the whole day with your family, eating and drinking without breaking the bank.
If you decide to descend on the beach, you can rent a lounge chair and enjoy your drinks and snacks with your feet on the sand.
Marena Beach Club frequently organizes activities and events for kids and families to make your beach day even more enjoyable. It’s impossible to go there just once.
Location: Carretera Federal 307 Cancun - Chetumal Km 294 + 700 Lote, Nicte-ha, 77710 Playa del Carmen
Open: Daily from 9 am to 6 pm
Phone #: +52 984 315 7825
Website: Marena Beach Club
Make sure you leave enough space on your tight vacation calendar to visit at least a few of the spots from our list. You'll get lots of vitamin D, unforgettable Mexican food and spectacular ocean views.
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