Quintana Roo, Mexico

Mahahual Beach

Mahahual Beach is located in a small fishing village that has transformed into a tourist destination. The beach is known for its crystal clear and clean water, making it a popular spot for scuba diving. There are numerous experienced guides available to assist with diving excursions. The beach is well-maintained and offers plenty of seating options. The beach is also characterized by the presence of sargassum seaweed, both on the shore and in the water. Efforts are made to keep the seaweed at bay, with people hired to clear it out and net dividers installed in some areas. Despite these efforts, the seaweed remains a notable feature of the beach. Amenities at Mahahual Beach include clean restrooms and a variety of local street vendors offering fresh fruit, street tacos, and corn cups. Visitors are advised to bring cash for these vendors, as bartering is common. There are also numerous restaurants, shops, and services available along the beach. Getting to Mahahual Beach is relatively straightforward, with a short cab ride required from the cruise terminal. Once there, visitors can choose their spot on the beach. There is a pedestrian walkway that runs the entire length of the beach, from the lighthouse and town letter sign to the opposite end. This walkway is lined with shops selling equipment rentals, massages, food and drink, and beach chairs and loungers. Despite its popularity, Mahahual Beach can get crowded, particularly near the lighthouse where the nicest free beach area is located. Visitors are advised to practice saying 'no gracias' as they will likely be approached frequently by locals offering massages and other services. The beach offers good snorkeling opportunities, particularly for those willing to swim out a little from the shore.

What to do at Mahahual Beach?


Mahahual Beach amenities include toilet and loungers.


Best restaurants near Mahahual Beach include Drunk Burrito, Tropicante, The Krazy Lobster, Big Mama, La Curvita, Luna's Restaurant & Bar and Malecón 21 | Beach Club & Restaurant.

Visitor Reviews

Visitor reviews highlight the natural beauty of Mahahual Beach, with its clear waters and well-maintained sandy shores, as well as the abundance of activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and shopping. The presence of experienced guides and local vendors add to the charm of the place. However, visitors complain about the commercialization of the beach, the frequent solicitation from private restaurants, and the persistent issue with sargassum seaweed.

Where is Mahahual Beach?

Latitude: 18.7191639 / Longitude: -87.7067129

Mahahual Beach is located in Quintana Roo. The following map of Mahahual Beach shows the exact location.

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