Caleta Tankah is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Riviera Maya coast, a natural place that is preserved away from the crowded tourist coast. Places like Tankah deserve the attention of the beach.

Throughout the more than 130 kilometers of Cancun a Tulum we found beautiful beaches, some occupied For all-inclusive hotels, others retain their most natural state. Caleta Tankah is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Riviera Maya.

The stretch between Playa del Carmen and Tulum treasures an enviable coastal strip with Caribbean postcard beaches such as Xpu-Há, Paamul, Akumal, Xcacel-Xcacelito, Solimán, Casa Cenote, Punta Venado or Caleta Tankah. All of them are an excellent image for any postcard of the Mexican Caribbean.

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Caleta Tankah, Quintana Roo


To access most beaches of the Riviera Maya you have to pay a recovery fee. If you do the consumption in the restaurant of the beach they return the payment of the entrance. Somehow they force you to consume.

Caleta Tankah It is not an exception, with a recovery fee of 150 pesos. The restaurant is at the foot of the parking lot. Let your restaurant service be desired.

Caleta Tankah, Quintana Roo


In this area of ​​the coast come many of the underground fresh water that run through the bowels of the Yucatan Peninsula, the waters of the cenotes.

Caleta Tankah It is one of the beaches that receives groundwater. Just by the sea we see an eye of water, a fresh water spring that acts as a natural pool. We know it as the cenote of the Tankah cove.

The water in this water hole is colder than the sea. Dream bathing here, watch with the strong currents that are created.

Caleta Tankah, Quintana Roo
Cenote of the Tankah cove on the seafront
Caleta Tankah, Quintana Roo


En Tankah there is only one hotel complexI have never spent the night here so I can not talk about services, but imagining waking up here is free. These Caribbean corners are of real luxury, caleta Tankah is a beach treasure. Weddings are usually held on this beach, a privilege of scenery.

UPDATED NOTE 2020: There are several blog users who have spoken ill of this accommodation, due to the fact that it is very neglected and does not provide good services. You can see in the comments below any complaint.

Caleta Tankah, Quintana Roo


Caleta Tankah It is just 5 kilometers north of Tulum, towards Playa del Carmen. A colorful sign on the right hand side marks your entrance. From the road entrance to the cove there must be about 1 kilometer per dirt track.

The location is perfect for you to combine with a visit to the archaeological site of Tulum or many other attractions in the area. There is much to see and enjoy, the good thing is to have good information to choose what to do in Riviera Maya.

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Caleta Tankah, Quintana Roo
Caleta Tankah, Quintana Roo
Caleta Tankah, Quintana Roo


Tankah is another of the beaches that receives turtles of halves from May to November, in turtle spawning season You will see their nests marked on the beach, so watch where you step and do not remove the sand.

Caleta Tankah belongs to the Tulum Natural Park. I hope you are lucky enough to see a turtle spawn, a privilege.

Turtle nesting in Tulum, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo

We can enjoy many beautiful beaches in the Mexican Caribbean, Caleta Tankah is one of the beautiful places where you can enjoy this privileged nature.

 LOCATION: Tankah It is located 5 kilometers from Tulum, 68 km from Playa del Carmen, along federal highway 307, which runs along the entire coast.
HOURS, PRICE AND SERVICES:  Open from 8 to 18 daily hours. In Tankah you must pay a recovery fee of 150 pesos, that you recover if you consume in the restaurant.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? At Playa del Carmen (2 street between 15 and 20 avenues) and Tulum (main street) depart buses that leave you at 1 kilometer from the beach.
WHAT TO BRING? Light and light clothing, hat, insect repellent and sunscreen. If you have a mask and fins, you are in the ideal place to remove them. An umbrella, this beach does not have many shadows.

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Sandra Salvadó Training photographer, traveler by vocation and certified tourism guide by the Government of Mexico. We promote natural wonders and contemporary Mayan culture. Great fan of pre-Hispanic history. Author of the blog and co-founder of The Shortest Path Travel, agency that guides you through alternative paths in Mayan lands. Social and sustainable tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas.
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