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Xpu-ha Beach
Vacation Travel Guide

Massages, deck chairs and watersports rentals are available from the private club on this oasis of calm, just a short distance from lively resorts. 

Hidden between the popular resort areas of Playa del Carmen and Tulum, Xpu-ha Beach offers a spot for a quieter and less crowded getaway. White sand graces the shore, contrasting with the blue-green line of warm, clear water. Enjoy seafood and typical Mexican cuisine in the elegant restaurants backing onto the beach.

Listen to the soothing sound of the waves and enjoy the spaciousness on this little-known strand. It usually remains fairly quiet, even during peak seasons.

Rent a kayak to take out on the waves and get a massage back on the sand to soothe aching muscles. Set up your family around the deck chairs of La Playa Xpu-Ha Beach Club, where you can get snacks and drinks.

Swim in the transparent, refreshing water and bring your snorkeling gear to see the wealth of aquatic life around you. You can also rent goggles and snorkels here.

Brave yourself for more intense watersports activities, such as parasailing and Jet Skiing or take kite surfing lessons. Explore the region to visit some of the cenotes, which are stunning underground water holes in limestone caves.

Stay at one of the nearby hotels or camp in a luxury tent. Note that the name of the strand is pronounced as “Shpoo-Ha.” The beach is private and has an entrance fee that counts toward your purchases in the restaurant. Leave any valuables and belongings in the lockers when you swim.

Find Xpu-ha Beach in the northeastern corner of Mexico, lining the shore of its namesake town. It stands between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, in the state of Quintana Roo. Travel by car south from Puerto Aventuras for less than 5 minutes to get here.

While in this area, make sure to see some of the nearby sights, including the Dolphin Discovery Riviera Maya, the Club de Golf Puerto Aventuras and the Cenote Jardín del Eden.

Top Hotels Close to Xpu-ha Beach

Catalonia Royal Tulum - All Inclusive - Adults Only
Catalonia Royal Tulum - All Inclusive - Adults Only
3 out of 5
Carr Cancun Chetumal Km 264 5, Xpu-Ha, QROO
The price is $236 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Located in Xpu-Ha, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Cenote Cristalino, Xpu-ha Beach, and Ecopark Kantun Chi. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,002 reviews)

"Great Food (one of the better ones and I have stayed at many). The steak place was fantastic for Mexico. We bought the higher end package which got one more restaraunt which was fantastic. The hard alcohol is not top-shelf, but sufficient. The beer was good. The only bad is that they dont heat the ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Catalonia Royal Tulum - All Inclusive - Adults Only
El Secreto Xpuha
El Secreto Xpuha
2.5 out of 5
Carretera Federal Chetumal, Puerto Juarez Km 264, Xpu-Ha, QROO
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Nestled on the beach, this Xpu-Ha hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Xpu-ha Beach and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Ecopark Kantun Chi. Taj Mahal Cenote and Cenote Cristalino ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)
Cozy spot on a secluded cove with nice beaches

"We found this hotel a hidden little secret on a secluded cove. The friendly staff and easy parking made everything very easy. There were little restaurants and lots to do all day so it was easy to relax and enjoy the beach."…"

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2019

El Secreto Xpuha
El Secrereto Ocean Front Cabin
El Secrereto Ocean Front Cabin
3 out of 5
Unnamed Road, Xpu-Ha, QROO
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Situated in Xpu-Ha, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Xpu-ha Beach and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Ecopark Kantun Chi. Taj Mahal Cenote and Cenote Cristalino ...

El Secrereto Ocean Front Cabin
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Reviews of Xpu-ha Beach

4.1

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
256
5 - Excellent 47.31977818853974%
4 - Good
169
4 - Good 31.23844731977819%
3 - Okay
78
3 - Okay 14.417744916820702%
2 - Disappointing
17
2 - Disappointing 3.142329020332717%
1 - Terrible
21
1 - Terrible 3.8817005545286505%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 15, 2020

Food options at both restaurants are limited. Also closing time for one restaurant should be extended to 11:00pm. Just a suggestion. Excellent overall.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 29, 2020

Rocky so bring water shoes!

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

May 9, 2019

There was a lot of seaweed and the ocean water was extremely dirty.

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Apr 14, 2019

The rooms were pretty clean, they cleaned them every day, but just another occidental moment, ran out of the shower gel 3/4 way through trip, and it wasn’t filled. I just used provided soap bar. Nothing seemed to run on time, pool bar at 10am, try 10:20 daily, and was always a line. The entertainer Jesus, was really good with the kids.

5/5 - Excellent

Ulises

Mar 19, 2019

All beverages included..... bring a big cup, (tumbler) its permited and it going to save u a lot if teips to the bar or calling the waitress

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 25, 2019

lots of seaweed

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Best Lodging Options Near Xpu-ha Beach

Catalonia Royal Tulum - All Inclusive - Adults Only
Catalonia Royal Tulum - All Inclusive - Adults Only
3 out of 5
Carr Cancun Chetumal Km 264 5, Xpu-Ha, QROO
The price is $236 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Catalonia Royal Tulum - All Inclusive - Adults Only
El Secreto Xpuha
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2.5 out of 5
Carretera Federal Chetumal, Puerto Juarez Km 264, Xpu-Ha, QROO
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El Secrereto Ocean Front Cabin
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3 out of 5
Unnamed Road, Xpu-Ha, QROO
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Xpu Ha Bonanza
2.5 out of 5
107 México 307, Xpu-Ha, QROO
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El Secrereto Ocean Front Cabin
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Beach Front Cabana with espectacular sun rises just steps away from the Ocean
Beach Front Cabana with espectacular sun rises just steps away from the Ocean
Kantenah, QROO
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Barceló Maya Riviera - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Barceló Maya Riviera - Adults Only - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Carr. Chetumal Puerto Juarez km 266.3, Xpu-Ha, QROO
The price is $262 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Barceló Maya Riviera - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Hotel Esencia
Hotel Esencia
5 out of 5
Carretera Cancún-Tulum Km. 265, Xpu-Ha, QROO
The price is $960 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
Hotel Esencia
First Luxury Glamping in Riviera Maya
First Luxury Glamping in Riviera Maya
Xpu-Ha, ROO
The price is $79 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
First Luxury Glamping in Riviera Maya
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