Everyone want to go to the beach in Playa Del Carmen and the beaches do not disappoint. Anytime is a nice time to go to the beach but Sundays especially get more people since that is the main day people have off.
There are two main beaches in Playa that are popular with the LGBT community. The most popular beach is Mamitas Beach and just to the north of the beach club (see photo above for what it looks like). When you walk 28th Street down to the beach turn left and you will see Mamitas Beach Club there. Walk past the club and the sandy stretch past it is a popular place for people to go and hang out. This is the middle arrow on the map to the left. Not only are there very beautiful people from all over the world, you also get to hear some of the music coming from Mamitas Beach Club.
On the bottom part of the map and south end of Playa you have the second beach option. This beach is in front of the private Playacar neighborhood. This beach is popular with the local LGBT crowd because you can go jewish dating sites with friends and just relax without a lot of tourist. The beach is wider and the ocean quality is good here as well. To get to the beach, walk to the Cozumel Ferry Pier and go south on the beach for about 4 minutes. It will be a little wider there and there are small palm trees planted there. It is just after the Xaman Ha Hotel.
The beach area is an abandoned streach of beach between two big condo/hotel complexes. However it gets very few people and the main reason people go here is to lay out naked or go in to the bushes and see who is there. In the slower season this beach only gets a few people but you never know who you might meet there. There are beach patrols and police that go up the beach but mostly do not bother people but we have had reports of them stopping, so just keep it decent when patrols pass. Since this beach area is between two multi-million dollar developments, the security presence is to keep the area safe or make people feel safe and not really to crack down on people relaxing.
To get to the this beach you can walk all the way north past Paradisus Hotel and out to the point if you want to but it will take about 25 minutes. There is a public beach access road from 5th Avenue near to about 112th St. You can walk up 5th Avenue or take a taxi to the road. Taxis will only drop you off at the entrance to the road and not drive down it because usually there is parking and traffic from local beach goers and it becomes hard to turn around. Walk down the beach access road and turn left. Walk around the point and almost to the large white and black condo buildings.
If you see the arrow at the top of the map (yellow and orange), this is the “gay” beach in Playa
Afternoons, late afternoons and weekends are the best time to visit this beach. On Sundays many families visit the nearby beaches so you will have less privacy. There are sometimes local fisherman here as well but they don’t bother anyone.
Gay Friendly Beach Clubs
If you want to enjoy the beach but with some amenities, then hitting a beach club is a great option. There are three clubs we recommend.