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Old 11-02-2006   #16 (permalink)
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Just so you will know though, it is no longer the beautiful beach you saw on the travel channel. They lost a considerable amount from Wilma and it's not the cleanest beach in the area.
The beach location that the travel channel presented its award to is the beach that exists in front of Maroma Resort & Spa, not at the location that I have labeled as Punta Maroma on the previously posted aerial and the area that I believe puertomorelos is referring to. Even back in 2004, prior to Wilma, as I walked through this area the beach had a lot of trash on it and not much beach area. Here is what it looked like in 2004:



I would argue that the beach at Maroma Resort & Spa is still as beautiful based upon a recent picture that was submitted by ami for the DJ Fundraiser-Beach Calendar:

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Maroma Beach July 27, 2006

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Old 07-18-2013   #17 (permalink)
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I searched around and couldn't find an answer on this, so here goes...

The beach at Punta Maroma is supposed to be one of the best on earth - is there public access to the beach?

I know that there is a resort (or several) there, but it's hard to tell if the public can access it without staying at the resort.

Any help would be appreciated! And also, any info on HOW to get there would be ahwesome!

The beach is privately owned by a Mexican family. I'm not sure you can just enter just like that. You can get there by driving. It is about 35 kilometres (21.9 mi) km from the Cancún International Airport (CUN) and about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northeast of Playa del Carmen.
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The beach is privately owned by a Mexican family. I'm not sure you can just enter just like that. You can get there by driving. It is about 35 kilometres (21.9 mi) km from the Cancún International Airport (CUN) and about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northeast of Playa del Carmen.
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Old 09-16-2013   #19 (permalink)
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Coming to Playa in October and wanting to see Maroma Beach. Can anyone give some current information for us please? Are there decent day trips or day rates at hotels on the beach? Or would a taxi ride there to the public beach be the way to go? What is the best deal, the best beach area, or the best excursion? Thanks
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The beach is privately owned by a Mexican family. I'm not sure you can just enter just like that. You can get there by driving. It is about 35 kilometres (21.9 mi) km from the Cancún International Airport (CUN) and about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northeast of Playa del Carmen.
I am under the distinct impression that ALL beaches in Mexico are public access beaches, 'private' or not, EXCEPT federal ports and military installations - this would mean that 'privately owned' beaches are not really private at all, and that anybody can access them. I have heard and read this so many times that I have come to accept it as true.

So, the acid test is, is this true, as everybody says, or is it 'misinformation'?
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I am under the distinct impression that ALL beaches in Mexico are public access beaches, 'private' or not, EXCEPT federal ports and military installations - this would mean that 'privately owned' beaches are not really private at all, and that anybody can access them. I have heard and read this so many times that I have come to accept it as true.

So, the acid test is, is this true, as everybody says, or is it 'misinformation'?
The beaches are all public.......you just have to be able to access them. Maroma beaches for the general public would be accessible by boat or walking the beach from the north or south. The "public" part of the beach is 20 meters in from the high tide line.

Also, in Tulum, most beach access is through private beach clubs.

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Anyone have any "Day trip" info for some of the hotels on Maroma Beach? I would like this to include food and drink, access to their pool area, and a beautiful beach. Is there any info out there? I have been searching the internet but not finding anything like this. I know it exists.

Thanks for any info or directions to where I can find it.
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Anyone have any "Day trip" info for some of the hotels on Maroma Beach? I would like this to include food and drink, access to their pool area, and a beautiful beach. Is there any info out there? I have been searching the internet but not finding anything like this. I know it exists.

Thanks for any info or directions to where I can find it.
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Check out Amarte Hotel, Maroma. Website is www.amartemaroma.com Maybe you can stay there. Cute little palapa "bungalows" and beautiful grounds but not right on Maroma Beach.

Also, check out Maroma Resort and Spa and Orient Express Hotel at www.maromahotel.com . It AIN'T cheap though. Rates this time of year range from about $400 to $800 USD/night. I think that you might be able to make a reservation in the restaurants for a meal and at least gain access to Maroma. Not sure if that entitles you to use "their" beach there.

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Secrets Maroma offers day passes. Last I checked they were $100 per person.

El Dorado Maroma is also on Maroma beach. I don't know if they offer day passes but you can write to them to ask: sales [at] eldoradomaroma.com

^^Both of those resorts are adults only.

Catalonia Playa Maroma is next to Secrets Maroma, it's more of a budget hotel and family friendly. Again, not sure if they offer day passes or what the cost. If they do, it would less than the two resorts above for sure. Playamaroma.rrpp [at] hoteles-catalonia.es Or you can ask on their Facebook page too.

Lastly, Maroma Adventures is located there too, and it's public access. In walking that part of the beach while staying at El Dorado Maroma, I saw many lounge chairs set up, as well as a restaurant and bar. They have boats, jet skis, horseback riding, ATV's and other activities. I don't know if you must book something to use their facilities or if you can just drive in and use it as you would a beach club. The have a live chat on their web site, as well as a "Contact Us" form Here
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