Playa Tukan

Playa Tukan is one of the many great beaches that help to make Playa del Carmen such a popular Mexico vacation destination. Essentially part of one long beach, this strip of sand on the less developed northern end of town features the same soft white sand and beautiful turquoise water that you will find at other area beaches. It also boasts an inviting beach club that can help visitors maximize their overall experience.

At the Playa Tukan Beach Club, or the Kool Beach Club, you can indulge in snorkeling adventures when you're not sunbathing or swimming. Guided snorkeling excursions can be arranged, as can scuba diving and windsurfing excursions. The beach club has its own dive shop, so those who are new to scuba diving can arrange training sessions. Visitors can also participate in a free dive demonstration.

Should a more relaxing experience be what you have in mind for your visit to Tukan Beach Playa del Carmen, you can rent a lounge chair and kick back with a drink in hand. Both food and beverage service is available, and you can rent an umbrella to go with your chair. Massage services are also available, and there isn't anything much more relaxing than an oceanfront massage. Complementing the restaurant, bar, massage area, and dive shop at Playa Tukan are freshwater restrooms and showers, and there are hotels close by if you don't want to stray too far from the area. These hotels include the El Tukan Hotel, which is affiliated with the Kool Beach Club and is just a ten-minute walk from the Playa Tukan sands.

It should be noted that Tukan Beach is right next to Mamitas Beach. This neighboring beach also has an excellent beach club and can be a great place to go when some fun in the sun is what you have in mind.

Image: kool beach club (flickr)

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