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Playa del Secreto, Riviera Maya Beachfront Villas

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At Villa Experience, We specialize in full-service luxury villa rentals for the best travel experience in Playa del Secreto, Riviera Maya. Villa Experience’s finest collection of Playa del Secreto beachfront villa rentals; from palapa style suites, 3 to 10 bedroom villas fully staffed, with chef service, maid, butler, and personal concierge. Our concierge is there to help you create your ultimate itinerary for your vacation.

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Playa del Secreto
The Ultimate Villa Experience

Playa del Secreto is just as divine as the name suggests. Located halfway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, it is a secluded and relatively secret beach off the radar to the masses of tourists who visit the region.

Widely regarded as the best beach in the entire Riviera Maya, it is a true paradise with a vast stretch of white sand beaches and turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Nature shines brilliantly with lush mangroves on one side and the second-largest coral reef in the world on the other. Working together as natural protectors, they keep the entire area pristine and tranquil. Offering an exclusive beach experience, Playa del Secreto offers unadulterated beauty with no beach clubs or any outside services. 

A gated, residential community was carefully constructed using these magnificent natural wonders as the background. There’s undoubtedly something for every taste with a balanced mix of luxury beachfront villas, traditional Mexican beach houses, and stylish condos. Acting as a symbol for what the Riviera Maya stands for, Playa del Secreto boasts a graceful merging of natural beauty with a laidback way of life. Homeowners and visitors alike adore the serenity of the atmosphere with the semi-virgin feeling of the surroundings.

Astonishingly, you can find this level of peace just 30 minutes away from Cancun’s International Airport.

With the properties of Playa del Secreto varying widely in size and style, you’ll find an abundance of rental options for your next family vacation, corporate affair, or special event.

At Villa Experience, you’ll discover everything from 2 bedroom palapa style bungalows and 3 to 10 bedroom beachfront villas, complete with entire staff, concierge, and chef service. So if you visit Playa del Secreto and fall in love, as many others already have, many oceanfront lands are still available to build your own dream home. 

In the meantime, explore the diversity and uniqueness of each property with its enchanting ambiance, architecture, and decor. Some feature a stunning Mediterranean style, while others offer an exquisite contemporary Mexican style. Most properties highlight expansive terraces, private swimming pools, and a jacuzzi. Regardless of your preferences, luxurious accommodations and tranquil living are standard at Playa del Secreto.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Playa del Secreto is located midway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen. If you’re interested in experiencing all the Playa del Carmen activities, travel south along Federal Highway 307 for approximately 20-30 minutes.

While Playa del Secreto is secluded and tranquil, it is well worth the short drive to Playa del Carmen for thriving nightlife, dining, shopping, and entertainment. Spend the day exploring the city’s most famous attraction, La Quinta, or 5th Avenue. This lively, cobblestone street is one avenue back from the beach and is completely lined with shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and gelato shops. You will find name-brand stores such as Lacoste, Hurley, Victoria’s Secret, and Forever 21, but plenty of flea market-style stalls sell Mexican handcrafted goods.

Running approximately 5 km through Playa del Carmen town, the entire street is filled with entertainment well into the night. Make sure to stick around to see the street performers adorned in their costumes or break-dancing for tips! Remember that La Quinta is one of the most popular attractions in Playa del Carmen, so there will likely be large crowds during the high season and on the weekends.

Look no further than Playa del Carmen’s nightclubs if you’re in the mood to let loose and dance the night away. Coco Bongo is one of the most famous, and it never seems to disappoint. Imagine a vegas show combined with an extravagant nightclub complete with flying acrobats, movie characters, and rock-star impersonators. When you purchase a ticket here, you’ll also receive a full open bar all night long, making it well worth your money. A couple of other nightclubs worth mentioning are Mandala and La Vaquita.

You’ll want to check out Xcaret for entertainment suitable for the entire family. This iconic theme park has more than 50 natural and cultural attractions. Being dedicated to Mayan heritage includes various cultural environments such as jungle, beaches, and underground rivers. In addition, there are also several other theme parks under the Xcaret umbrella, such as Xenses (zip-lining and lazy rivers) and Xel-Ha (a water-themed park).
When you visit Playa del Carmen, there’s never a shortage of natural entertainment. Embrace the gorgeous locale by visiting the various freshwater cenotes and the Mayan ruins, or soak up the sun as you tour the many incredible beaches.

There are always plenty of fun activities to keep you busy in nature, such as scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing, zip-lining, jet skiing, paddle boarding, and even swimming with the dolphins or sea turtles!

Congratulations on booking a private, luxurious villa in the magnificent Playa del Secreto. To get to your destination for some well-deserved relaxation, you’ll first fly into Cancun International Airport. Then, your driver will transport you 35 km (22 miles) south down Federal Highway 307 towards Tulum.

After passing the entrance to Puerto Morelos on your left, you will soon see a rustic sign for access to Playa del Secreto. The entire trip is approximately 35 minutes. There is no public transportation access to Playa del Secreto, so a private driver, taxi, or Uber will be your best choice.

The Playa del Secreto gated community is home to a stretch of public beach. However, it can only be accessed by those renting villas or residents of the Playa Secreto community. While the beach is technically open to the public, it offers exclusive and limited access to only those within the gated community.

The beach stretches for just under 2 miles with crystal clear, clean, turquoise waters and pure, fine golden sand. There are no beach clubs or outside services, making the entire area untouched and gorgeous. The water is free of rocks, sea grass, and drop-offs, making it perfect for anyone in the family to swim, snorkel, kayak, or paddleboard.

The waves become large enough for boogie boarding and bodysurfing on days with more wind. Lush, exuberant mangroves, vibrant vegetation, and rich local fauna line the beaches, creating a gorgeous, relaxing, tropical haven.

Yes! Playa del Secreto is a small yet exclusive gated residential community consisting of local villa vacation rentals and the Playa del Secreto community residents. Safety is the number one priority as there is a gatehouse with a guard on duty 24 hours a day/7 day per week.

This ensures that only those with a valid reason are granted permission to enter the neighborhood and that trespassers and thieves do not get any further than the gates. In addition to safety, the gated community allows for unprecedented levels of privacy away from the hustle and bustle of public areas. It creates a haven for families and children with familiarity and trust among the residents and guests.

Within the gates of Playa del Secreto, you’ll also find the smaller privately-gated community known as Hacienda del Secreto. This boutique resort consists of one compound with five villa rentals and 24-hour security. The villas can be booked individually or as a whole, making them the perfect space for weddings, corporate events, retreats, or large family reunions.

Playa del Secreto is strictly a residential community with no restaurants located within the gates. However, you’ll find several spectacular dining options in the nearby area. Heading north just 10 minutes, you’ll discover Fuentes Culinary Theatre, Rincon Mexicano, Cabana Pizzeria, and D’Italia, all located within the El Dorado Royale Resort.

Fuentes Culinary Theatre offers a unique Avant-garde concept that combines international cuisine with an open kitchen and gourmet culinary performance. Rincon Mexicano brings authentic Mexican street food directly to your table in a casual atmosphere, while Cabana Pizzeria serves delicious gourmet pizza cooked on a wood-burning stove. Finally, if you’re in the mood for an elegant, authentic Italian dinner, look no further than D’Italia. This restaurant serves traditional Italian cuisine alongside cutting-edge creations from their international chefs.

With a short 10-minute drive south, you’ll find several dining options within the Valentin Imperial Riviera Maya Resort. Indulge in the bold flavors of traditional Asian cuisine at Taman Sari, a charming restaurant that includes unique recipes from Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. La Hacienda serves Mexican haute cuisine with their modern interpretation of Mexican specialties from Veracruz, Puebla, and Yucatan.

At Ginger, enjoy the beauty and mysticism of Japan with various gastronomic proposals. You may dine at the sushi bar, at a table in the heart of the restaurant for a la carte options, or front row for a cooking show at one of the teppanyaki tables. Finally, L’Alsace highlights an elegant and romantic atmosphere, complete with high ceilings and a beautiful chandelier.

You’ll enjoy classic French cuisine with a modern twist at this exquisite restaurant. At L’Olivo, you will find a relaxed environment with traditional homemade Italian dishes (including handmade and extruded pasta) with a modern Mediterranean touch.

Located in the same area as the Valentin Imperial Resort, you’ll also find the Vidanta Riviera Maya Resort. Here, you’ll discover several excellent restaurants that bring a unique and artful dining experience. At Bistro Bleu, you’ll find a beautiful restaurant with modern French cuisine and innovative flavor-forward entrees. Chiringuito brings authentic Spanish cuisine with complex flavors and vivid character.

Take a tour of the traditions and delicacies of Asia at Gong or embrace the exotic flavors of the Yucatan at Nektar. Next, a visit to Tramonto combines sumptuous Italian cuisine with a sophisticated setting. Finally, at Quinto, you will enjoy fine dining using a charcoal oven to create flavorful dishes.

For an extraordinary immersive dining experience, you don’t want to miss Joya at Vidanta Riviera Maya. Joya combines a three-course masterpiece with a Cirque Du Soleil stage that joyfully comes to life. As your senses are tempted with culinary wonders, you’ll experience a fantastic adventure with acrobats, contortionists, puppeteers, and musicians. Then, enjoy the miraculous spirit of Cirque du Soleil as it takes you on a wild ride through the jungle, under the sea, and across the pages of history.

Vacationing at Playa del Secreto is extremely family friendly. You will find the entire community to be completely safe, as it is enclosed within secure gates and has a guard on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. The villas provide countless options for indoor and outdoor activities as well as most of them offering additional services such as childcare/babysitting. 

Inside the villas, you’ll find fully-equipped game rooms complete with pool tables, foosball tables, ping-pong tables, and board games. Media rooms/home theaters are also pretty standard, often highlighting numerous high-definition television screens, surround sound, satellite television, DVD players, and entertainment consoles (Playstation, XBox, etc).  

Outside, you’ll find private pools in addition to jacuzzis and semi-private beach access. With your rental, you’ll receive complimentary family gear, ocean kayaks, boogie boards, snorkel gear, and beach toys. The ocean water is crystal clear, warm and calm. Being free from rocks, sea grass, and drop-offs make it perfect for children of all ages to swim and boogie board. The entire family can enjoy tennis, volleyball, and horseshoes on the premises. Or they can simply lounge in a hammock by the ocean reading a book. For family-friendly activities outside of the gates, speak with your private concierge, who will help you arrange excursions such as swimming with dolphins, zip-lining, or exploring Mayan ruins/cenotes.