As I mentioned in an update last year, this area has changed significantly. Ikal del Mar has changed its name to The Tides Riviera Maya. At the moment, you can barely get to it because there’s an enormous new condo/resort development (The Fives) being built just inland and to the south of it.
Once you drive through the construction site and get to The Tides, you can head right–but that doesn’t really get you to anything, as Juanito’s is closed. If you want isolation, you can park past Juanito’s and get onto the beach and walk south–there’s still very little built here (for now).
But you’re better off turning left at The Tides instead. This still takes you to Coco’s Cabanas and Los Pinos hotel, as well as Petit Lafitte (La Posada de Capitan Lafitte, made smaller and relocated).
Overall, the beach here is starting to feel very crowded, and I can only imagine what it will be like when the new construction is done.