Maroma Beach is an exclusive Riviera Maya Beach that is only accessed by either having lunch at a local restaurant with a reservation or by staying in one of the small beach front boutique hotels.
As one of the more exclusive beaches in Riviera Maya, Punta Maroma can be difficult to access on your own. This is a small paradise, hidden away from other popular Rivera Maya destinations, and known to only a few. You will feel worlds away from daily live when sitting on Maroma Beach, and witness the true tranquility of the Caribbean Ocean, pristine white sandy beaches with a backdrop of a tropical landscape and where the sargazo almost never reach.
There are no public beach access points at Maroma Beach, which makes it more difficult to visit if you’re not staying at one of the Maroma Beach hotels.
Where is Punta Maroma?
Punta Maroma is located about 30 minutes north of Playa del Carmen on Mexico’s Caribbean coast in the state of Quintana Roo. The nearest airport is Cancun International Airport, which is about a 45-minute drive from Maroma Beach.
Driving times from nearby destinations are as follows:
- Playa del Carmen to Maroma: 30 minutes
- Cancun to Maroma: 1 hour
- Tulum to Maroma: 1 hour 15 minutes
While it may not be as well known as some of the other beaches in Riviera Maya, Maroma Beach is one of the area’s hidden gems and is definitely worth a visit.
Once you arrive at Punta Maroma, you’ll find that the beach is absolutely pristine. The powdery white sand and clear turquoise waters make it a perfect spot for swimming, sunbathing, and simply taking in the incredible views.
There is a void of beach clubs, only local hotel restaurants, this is a glorious stretch of beach, including Maroma Beach that is truly a paradise. It continues to be rated by the Discovery and Living Channel as one of the world’s best beaches.
How to get to Punta Maroma?
These are the different ways you can visit Maroma Beach:
- By staying at a hotel on Punta Maroma
- By purchasing a day pass for a hotel at Punta Maroma
- By visiting Maroma Beach Club
- By booking a tour with Maroma Adventures
Punta Maroma is located about 30 minutes north of Playa del Carmen, and is only accessible by car or boat. If you have a reservation in a hotel or resorts in Maroma Beach, book a private Cancun Airport Transportation to Punta Maroma.
The best way to get there is by driving or renting a car, but you can also take a bus or taxi from Playa del Carmen or Cancun.
Taxi to Punta Maroma
Punta Maroma can also be reached by taking a taxi from Playa del Carmen. You can expect taxi rates to be around $400 pesos (~$20 USD) each way. From Cancun Airport, the price will be almost double.
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Things to do in Maroma Beach
Punta Maroma does not have public services, nor public access available. Access to Punta Maroma is through a private car, or through a $200 pesos ticket at the beach club.
The best things to do in Maroma:
- Take a camel ride
- Speed boat
- Horse ride
- Swimming with dolphins
- Jetty with yachts
- Snorkeling (whose equipment can be rented)