Sandy beach
Yes
Hike-in Required
No
Surfing
No
Snorkeling / SCUBA
No
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Playa Mirador is a public access beach along a wide stretch of cove that lies in the middle of Tulum's Zona Hotelera. Surrounded by resorts on either side, Playa Mirador offers place for visitors to park for free and easily access the beach, as the water lies adjacent to the road and parking area.

While beaches in Mexico are legally accessible to the public, much of the beachfront space is taken up by private beach clubs and resorts. So while anyone can walk along the sand or swim in the water in any area, the use of a club's chairs, shade structures, amenities and parking areas usually requires an admission fee or purchasing food or drinks from the club, depending on their policies.

Playa Mirador is a stretch of sandy beach with rocks lying amongst and beneath the sand, acting as a breakwater to incoming waves, but meaning that it's not exactly a soft sand beach to walk or lay out at.

Lookout Point is a tall limestone formation at the beach's southern end which makes an interesting spot to climb for a panoramic view of the water and neighboring resorts.

Playa Mirador is open 24 hours. There are no lifeguards or amenities of any kind at the beach. Parking is along the dirt shoulder beside the road.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Public access.

Cons

Immediately beside the road. Limited parking.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Features

Big vistas
Family friendly

Location

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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