I really like the area near the Hilton Hotel area because it has an elevated dock platform or you can get near the water!
Hilton Hotel Address:
Address: Av. Constituyentes 2, Gonzalo Guerrero, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R.
If you have a camera, I would highly recommend a tripod to hold your camera steady.
Photography Tips for Shooting Sunrise or Sunsets.
- Use the best camera you have access to
- Use a tripod
- Set your ISO to 100
- Set a time of 2 seconds (so you don’t shake the camera when pressing the shutter)
- Buy a variable ND filter that blocks out more light (lets you do a long exposure)
Use a rather small aperture of f5.6 and or higher.Most camera lenses’ sweet spot is around F/8. But try different f-stops until you find the one you like. The higher the f-stop the more in focus everything will be.
Pro tip: If you underexpose by a stop or so, you will get much richer colors in the sky! That was done with the photos.
Sunrise & Sunset Long Exposure Camera Settings
If you have any other recommendations for sunrise or sunset locations in Playa del Carmen, Cancun or Tulum please let me know!