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Are beaches open in Playa del Carmen?

The time when everything was closed in Playa del Carmen is long long gone. As we got the upper hand in the fight against COVID-19 months ago, our economy is back to business, and tourism is coming to the region normally. For those coming to the Riviera Maya, the question now is: Are beaches open in Playa del Carmen?

Below in this article there’s a detailed answer but, first, reporting from a beach club we have Scott, who tells us a bit more about the situation at the beaches in Playa del Carmen lately:

The beaches in Playa del Carmen are stunning, as they are by the Caribbean Sea, one of the most appreciated seas. Then, what makes the Caribbean Sea special? Among the many answers, its crystalline waters, the white sand beaches, and the warm and sunny climate. Last, that it is home to the largest coral reef of the Northern Hemisphere (the second largest in the World) This leads to having huge biodiversity, allowing swimmers to casually find turtles, manta rays, tropical fish, and other exotic species.

Disconnecting from the world at the beach

People from all over the world come to Playa del Carmen’s beaches to disconnect from everything (the lockdowns, the stress, politics, the rhythm of the city…). When you come here, nothing of that matters anymore, your options now are:

  • Sunbathing (bring your sunscreen!).
  • Playing beach volleyball. There are several beach volley courts in Playa, perfect to make new friends and have a great time with safe distance.
  • Going fishing. Playa del Carmen used to be a fishing port, and the fishing traditions still persist, both as a hobby and as a profession. That is why the seafood here is so incredible.
  • Scuba diving. The Great Mayan Reef is our Crown Jewel, and scuba diving is our natural passion. We love diving and being in contact with the coral reefs, the tropical fish, all the marine fauna, and even the sunken ships.
  • Kiteboarding. One of the most emblematic sports in Playa del Carmen, kiteboarding is super popular among adventurous young people and tourists. There are surfing schools and clubs where you can learn how to do it and rent the equipment.
  • And swimming, obviously.
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Playa del Carmen beaches and COVID-19

In Playa del Carmen, you can go to the beach safely, and without much of a worry for COVID-19. Why so?

First, because COVID has impacted the Riviera Maya much much less than other parts of the world. We have an almost flat curve and very few active cases.

Second, our beaches are not overcrowded. Even when we have a lot of tourism, there is usually plenty of space for everyone. Follow this basic rule: If you find yourself in an area with too many people for your taste, walk 3 minutes. The neighboring areas are usually empty.

Last, going to the beach follows the rules of new normalcy: keep a healthy social distance of 6 feet. For the rest, enjoy the wonders of this paradisiac location.

Good for your health

Quite the opposite, coming to the beach is actually great for your health. Among the numerous benefits of being at the beach, the sunshine gives you vitamin D and enhances your immune system. Plus, the sand exfoliates the skin. And last, walking by the beach boosts your serotonin and endorphins, both hormones related to happiness.

To know more

If you want to know more about Playa del Carmen and its wonderful lifestyle, our team is available for free Zoom consultations. We are always happy to give people recommendations especially tailored to them.

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