1. Travel
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

A Guide to the Beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera

By

Cancun Beach Chairs

Cancun's beaches are waiting for you

Getty Images/Medioimages/Photodisc

The Mexican Caribbean is a popular destination for sun lovers everywhere, from people seeking to be pampered at high end luxury spas to back packers who prefer more rustic accommodations. The one thing most travelers to the Yucatan Peninsula have in common is the quest for the beach.

From Cancun to Tulum and in between, each area has its own unique qualities to offer, each beach its own vibe. Turn a bend on the coast and the landscape changes, from long stretches of flat white sand and rolling waves to fabulous rocky outcroppings and inlets filled with coral and sea life. Here's a peek at some of the amazing beaches that can be found in the Riviera Maya and the Cancun area.

Next: Discover the best beaches of Cancun and the Riviera Maya .

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.