Playa de Maro

Playa de Maro - Spain
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Also known by its English name, Maro Beach, Playa de Maro is a Blue Flag beach lying within Acantilados del Mar Nature Reserve. Known for its seclusion, this 500 metre long stretch of deep greyish sand mixed with occasional pebbles is a virgin beach, meaning it has been all but untouched by development.

Playa de Maro is therefore a fantastic area of coast for those seeking an escape from the mass crowds of the Costa del Sol. Its clean Mediterranean waters are also ideal for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving, thanks to the life on its reef. At the most popular times of year the waters are watched over by trained lifeguards.

Forming an attractive half-moon, Playa de Maro is surrounded by low but steep cliffs covered in thick vegetation, giving it a protected feel. The sixteenth century Maro Tower can be seen close to its highest point.

A car park can be found approximately 100 meters away from Playa de Maro on its approach road. Beachgoers are also supported through the presence of public toilets and showers, while sun loungers, chairs and umbrellas can be rented in addition to stand-up paddle boards and other water sports equipment.

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  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Swimming/bathing


  • Shower


Blue Flag Award

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