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 - Adults Only All Inclusive
Catalonia Royal Tulum - Adults Only All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Carr Cancun Chetumal Km 264 5, Xpu-Ha, QROO
The price is $289 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 Ecopark Kantun Chi and Xpu-ha Beach. Cenote Cristalino and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (990 reviews)
"It is a beautiful hotel, it feels like you are in forest, there are cute little forest animals. The food was great and along with the service. It was also pretty awesome they had onsite COVID testing made things a lot easier."

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Catalonia Royal Tulum - Adults Only All Inclusive
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 $289 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Nestled on the beach, this Xpu-Ha property is within a 15-minute walk of Ecopark Kantun Chi and Xpu-ha Beach. Puerto Aventuras Marina and Chac Mol Cenote are ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (619 reviews)
"The rooms and property itself was beautiful. Staff was so fun (shout out to Liz, Wendy, & Mario). Already can’t wait to go back!"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Barceló Maya Riviera - Adults Only - All Inclusive
El Secreto Xpuha
El Secreto Xpuha
2.5 out of 5
Carretera Federal Chetumal, Puerto Juarez Km 264, Xpu-Ha, QROO
Nestled on the beach, this Xpu-Ha hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Xpu-ha Beach, Taj Mahal Cenote, and Cenote Cristalino. Chikinha Cenote and Ecopark Kantun Chi ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (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
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Best Lodging Options Near Xpu-ha Beach

Serenity Authentic Glamping Tulum
Serenity Authentic Glamping Tulum
3.5 out of 5
Carretera Federal Xpu-Ha Km 265, Lote 6 Col. Tulum/Chemuyil, Xpu-Ha, QROO
The price is $127 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
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Catalonia Royal Tulum - Adults Only All Inclusive
Catalonia Royal Tulum - Adults Only All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Carr Cancun Chetumal Km 264 5, Xpu-Ha, QROO
The price is $289 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
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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 $289 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Barceló Maya Riviera - Adults Only - All Inclusive
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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Xpuha Ocean View Upstairs
Xpuha Ocean View Upstairs
Xpu-Ha, ROO
Xpuha Ocean View Upstairs
Xpu Ha Bonanza
Xpu Ha Bonanza
2.5 out of 5
107 México 307, Xpu-Ha, QROO
Xpu Ha Bonanza
El Secrereto Ocean Front Cabin
El Secrereto Ocean Front Cabin
3 out of 5
Unnamed Road, Xpu-Ha, QROO
El Secrereto Ocean Front Cabin
Xpuha Ocean View Upstairs
Xpuha Ocean View Upstairs
3 out of 5
Carretera Federal Chetumal Puerto, Juarez Km 264, Xpuha Playa, Xpu-Ha, QROO
Xpuha Ocean View Upstairs
Spectacular ocean view studio in Xpuha Playa
Spectacular ocean view studio in Xpuha Playa
Xpu-Ha, ROO
Spectacular ocean view studio in Xpuha Playa
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