playa 72 en playa del carmen

Playa 72: Peace and Tranquility in Playa del Carmen

This beach has earned the Blue Flag award, recognizing it as one of the cleanest in the country.

playa 72 en playa del carmen

The beach at Colosio neighborhood, known as Playa 72, in Playa del Carmen, is one of the most peaceful beaches in the city. It has remained true to its simplicity, highlighting its natural beauty. While it may seem a bit rough around the edges due to the limited services and tucked-away entrance, you’ll come to see that this is intentional—it preserves Playa 72 in its original state.

This beach boasts an additional distinction, as it is one of the few in Playa del Carmen that has received Blue Flag certification. This international recognition is awarded to beaches and marinas meeting standards of excellence for water quality, environmental management, safety, and multiple services, with strict verification and monitoring.

Photo: Gonzalo Guerrero

‘La 72’ in Playa del Carmen

With its soft, white sand, Playa 72 will become one of your favorite beaches. It’s peaceful, with crystal-clear waves gently lapping the shore. While the beach is reached on a simple path, you’ll be able to find it, and it even makes the perfect spot for a memorable photo. Spend hours in blissful solitude or with your partner, making it one of the most romantic spots in Playa del Carmen for those traveling with a special someone.

If you arrive by car, park it nearby and walk several yards along the path through the trees. After a few minutes of walking, you’ll spot the blue waves contrasting with the shimmering white sand. Along the edges, you may spot birds and even crocodiles in small swamps (don’t worry; there’s a fence).

playa 72 in playa del carmen
Photo: Diego Morrison


You can reach Playa 72 from Luis Donaldo Colosio Avenue, which gives this beach its nickname. It’s a few blocks from federal highway 307, North 50 Avenue. If you visit this beautiful spot, remember to dispose of your trash in the designated bins or take it with you. Also, clean up after your pets if they join you.


Playa 72, 5 Avenida Norte, Luis Donaldo Colosio, Playa del Carmen, Q.R., México

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