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Camping on the beaches near Merida, Yucatan can be a unique experience. They are a fun, relaxing and more economical option, plus they provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, facing the scenery of the Gulf of Mexico.

Find out what they are and get ready to live an unforgettable vacation.

1 Santa Clara Beach

One of the closest beaches to Merida and perfect for camping is Santa Clara Beach, Yucatan.

It is located one hour from the city, and being one of the least crowded, you can enjoy its tranquility.

Here you will find the Kame House hotel, which offers a camping space in front of the sea, as well as restrooms, a shared kitchen and an area for campfires.

Reddish Egret in Santa Clara, Yucatan (Photo: Cherie Pitillo)

2 San Crisanto Beaches

The beaches of San Crisanto are another favorite near Mérida for camping.

It is only an hour and 15 minute drive away, and you can find the ideal place for camping at Balneario Zac-Há.

It offers all the amenities for travelers, such as restrooms, palapas, showers and is pet friendly.

In addition to its beautiful clear sand in front of a sea without waves, you can also explore the cenotes and mangroves that are just a few minutes away.

It is located 2.5 kilometers from San Crisanto, on the road to Telchac.

Another option for camping in this area is the Hotel Ecoturístico Palula.

It has the advantage that the area is illuminated, plus you will have access to all services.

San Crisanto Beach, Yucatan (SIPSE)

3 Beaches of Sisal

Also among the beaches near Merida for camping are those of Sisal, Yucatan.

They are located just one hour and 12 minutes away by road.

It has a wide coastline of white sand, in front of a very calm sea, special for swimming, snorkeling or paddle boarding.

It is also rich in natural life, making it the perfect place to observe marine birds and other species.

We recommend you sign up for one of the tours offered at the port, which will take you to explore Sisal’s surroundings.

Sisal (Photo: YAI)

4 Beaches of Celestún

This is a favorite camping beach near Mérida if you love ecotourism.

It is located an hour and a half from the city, and because of its proximity to the Celestún Estuary, you will be surrounded by spectacular nature throughout your stay.

The site where there is adequate space for camping is the Playa Celestún Campground.

If you prefer, they also have cabins for rent.

Whichever option you choose, remember that it is important to respect the environment, not to leave trash, as well as the use of sunscreen and ecological insect repellent.

Ria de los flamingos Celestun, Yucatan (File photo)

Avoid camping near sand dunes and do not damage the local flora and fauna.

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