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Old 11-19-2004   #1 (permalink)
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Maroma Beach - Public Access?

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!

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Old 11-22-2004   #2 (permalink)
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Just after you exit off of Highway 307 you have to pass through a guarded checkpoint to access the Maroma Resort and Spa and the VentaClub Playa Maroma. And, it seemed that if you did not have reservations at one of these places you could not pass through this point.

Another way of getting to Maroma’s beach area is to walk from the Playa Maroma Paradise Beach Club and Marina that is located south of these resorts. A buddy of mine and I walked from the Maroma Resort and Spa to the beach club in about 35 minutes.

If you make it to Maroma you will see this:



This next picture was taken from the top of the Maroma Resort and Spa looking south. The distance to the point that you can see in the picture is about 1/3 as much as we had to walk once we got around the point in order to get to the Playa Maroma Paradise Beach Club and Marina.



Also, the beach just to the north of the Maroma Resort and Spa (between the Maroma Resort and Spa and the Iberostar resorts) is also as beautiful.

It looks like this:


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Old 11-22-2004   #3 (permalink)
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Wow...Amazing picture! Make's me want to be there.
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BeautifulPics Pam @ Steve thanks for sharing. Makes me want to be there right now too!!!
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Old 10-30-2006   #5 (permalink)
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I am still a little uncertain about public access to the Punta Maroma area for snorkeling. My wife and I will be staying in Playa for a few days and would like to snorkle the reef at Punta Maroma without going on a $50/person "tour". Is it possible to access the beach area near the point/reef without paying an entry fee or going on an organized tour, and if so, how does one do that. Does the Playa Maroma Marina and Beach Club have a reasonable entry fee to just use the beach and not participate in any of their activities such as horseback riding and jet skis and snorkle boat trip? We are active people and not opposed to a long walk on the beach, but it appears to be 10-15K from Playa to Punta Maroma so that is a little far to wallk. Maybe we could take a taxi or publico to somewhere closer to make the walk more manageable?
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Hi!
We are wondering about this beach/ snorkel area also. We are staying at the El Dorado Royale, and being a newbie and not knowing much about the area, I am thinking we will not be too far?? Any help would be appreciated!!
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im not able to see the pics?!!????????
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im not able to see the pics?!!????????
I can't either
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I am still a little uncertain about public access to the Punta Maroma area for snorkeling. My wife and I will be staying in Playa for a few days and would like to snorkle the reef at Punta Maroma without going on a $50/person "tour". Is it possible to access the beach area near the point/reef without paying an entry fee or going on an organized tour, and if so, how does one do that. Does the Playa Maroma Marina and Beach Club have a reasonable entry fee to just use the beach and not participate in any of their activities such as horseback riding and jet skis and snorkle boat trip? We are active people and not opposed to a long walk on the beach, but it appears to be 10-15K from Playa to Punta Maroma so that is a little far to wallk. Maybe we could take a taxi or publico to somewhere closer to make the walk more manageable?
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It's a super long walk to the Maroma area. It's best to go by colectivo or taxi.
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im not able to see the pics?!!????????
That's because this thread is two years old. Wherever those photos were posted, the links that led to them are no mas!

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wow i guess i should ck dates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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That's because this thread is two years old. Wherever those photos were posted, the links that led to them are no mas!
thanks Shammy for clearing that up!!!!!!!!
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As a resident of Puerto Morelos, I am naware of any easy public access to Playa Maroma other than by boat. I am fortunate to be able to make the short trip often and unfortunately it does not have the charm it did 2 years ago. Today the cove is constantly bombarded with those pesky, noisy, environmentally hazardous jet boats that tend to ruin the whole experience. Still, it is quite a beautiful beach and reef.
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Note: I have updated the links to the pictures that were referenced above.

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Hi!
We are wondering about this beach/ snorkel area also. We are staying at the El Dorado Royale, and being a newbie and not knowing much about the area, I am thinking we will not be too far?? Any help would be appreciated!!
Wyatts Nan, walking from El Dorado Royale is a definitely a long walk as stated by others. When Pam and I stayed at Maroma Resort & Spa, the husband of the couple that went with us and I walked from Maroma Resort & Spa to the Marina Maroma Paradise Beach Club and Restaurant. The walk took us about 35 minutes. Take a look at this aerial. It will help you visualize how far El Dorado Royale is from what I am calling Punta Maroma. Punta Maroma is the closest entry point to the reef (swimming distance) where you can snorkel. Getting there from the Marina Maroma Paradise Beach Club & Restaurant is about a 15 minute walk north.

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Wow, thanks, that puts it in perspective. I was thinking a boat trip to snorkel there would be great, but I don't really want to get run over by a sea doo...may have to rethink that one!
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I just got back a few minutes ago from Maroma and talking go a friend that has a sailboat anchored there, he said that you can go to the Maroma Marina for a $15 USD entrance fee and then walk to Maroma Beach. 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. Still, the cove between the Marina and the resort is one of my favorite places for snorkling and relaxing.
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