Let’s talk beach clubs 🏝

Beach club in Mexico

 

What is a beach club, and why do I want one?

Your hotel is not on the beach

You want to hang out in a beach chair and be served food & drinks

Those are the 2 main reasons right there

There are rules you need to know about beach clubs

They are not FREE, a business owns what is called a concession, they have the rights to a certain part of the beach. This is where it gets confusing. Aren’t all beaches in Mexico public? Well, yes they are; but all those comfy chairs and beach beds, pool, & restroom facilities belong to a business. You can’t have those for free šŸ™‚

There are 3 ways that a business charges for the use of their facilities on the beach.

Some will charge you a set amount to use a chair plus whatever you purchase in food & drinks, but a purchase is not necessary. You may be able to bring your own food & drinks – I always ask first.

Some will charge you for the chair and put the amount you paid for the chair towards your purchases.

The last way is to let you occupy the chair and use their facilities for a minimum purchase.

A “newish” thing to do is charge you extra to be in the front row of chairs, if you want an unobstructed view, get there early!

Can you enjoy the beach without renting a chair?

Of course you can! Bring your beach towel or blanket, bring your own portable beach chair and find a spot on the beach not occupied by chairs.

Tip: We always buy a drink or 2, maybe a snack from a nearby beach club so we can use their restroom.

Click here to rent a beach chair

Check out our blog post on Beach Access

Enjoy your time in the ☀️

Mapchick