Cancun's beaches fit the description of paradise: turquoise waters, white sand, and bright sunshine. A wonderful place that anyone would want to get lost in order to forget the world. A true jewel of the Caribbean located in the state of Quintana Roo that stands as the most important tourist center in Mexico and one of the most recognized in the American continent.
Its ideal climate, its gastronomy and its fun nightlife make Cancun an incredible city in which to enjoy a well-deserved vacation. But its beaches are the biggest tourist attractions and the ones that give it all its fame. What are the best beaches in Cancun?
All the beautiful beaches in Cancun are open to locals and tourists as they are public. However, there are some hotels that reserve certain accesses so that sometimes, approaching certain stretches of beach means passing through the property of an establishment although few will notice that they are walking along the beach.
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The entrance to Ballenas beach is public, but finding it is not an easy task since the signage is scarce. Finding it is a great prize as it has spectacular views and you can sunbathe peacefully. Regarding the bathroom, you have to be careful since the currents here can be very dangerous at any time of the year and it has strong waves. Ballenas Beach is located at kilometer 14 in the hotel zone between Punta Nizuc and Punta Cancun.
This beach in Cancun is known as "the viewpoint" for the beautiful views of the sea from it. Like the previous one, it has strong waves and currents that can be treacherous, so bathing must be done carefully.
In Delfines beach there are stone benches to sit and contemplate the landscape as well as a wooden gazebo, a children's area, showers and bathrooms, palapas, an open-air gym and some colorful letters that say "Cancun" where tourists queue to drink A photo. Playa Delfines is located at kilometer 18 in the hotel zone near Punta Nizuc and the El Rey archaeological site.
Las Perlas Beach
Las Perlas is one of the smallest beaches in Cancun and yet one of the most appreciated especially by families since it has children's play areas and its waters are calm. so that the little ones can swim. On the weekends it fills up with people having picnics by the sea while there are hardly any bathers on weekdays. That is why it is advisable to go to the beach early to get the best places in the shade of the trees.
Among the services offered by Las Perlas beach is the children's area, free parking, showers, beach area, palapas area and restrooms. This beach is located at kilometer 2 of Boulevard Kukulcán, in the hotel zone of Cancun.
One of the most popular and busiest beaches in Cancun is the public beach of Tortugas, which offers a great festive atmosphere for a fun beach day for both tourists and national visitors. In addition to basic services such as lifeguards or sanitary services, it also has food, mini-supermarkets and handicrafts.
The waves are regular so it is perfect for practicing water sports such as swimming or scuba diving. On land, you can play volleyball and jump off the dock before relaxing with a delicious cocktail at any of the restaurants in the area. The views from Tortugas beach of the Cancun lagoon are incredible and there are loungers and chairs available to let you sit and admire the beautiful landscape.
Playa Tortugas is located 8 kilometers from the city center and can be reached comfortably by bus or private car as there is paid parking available.
Located at km 9 of the Kukulcan boulevard, in the hotel zone of Cancun, Caracol beach has a slightly more intense wave than the previous ones but near the shore you can see the bottom and the fish. Near this beach there are some seafood restaurants where you can enjoy a delicious feast with sea views.
Chac Mool Beach
It received its name from a pre-Columbian stone figure very popular in the state of Yucatán and in central Mexico, the meaning of which is unknown. This Cancun beach is famous among tourists and locals for its great beauty as it presents the typical features of the paradisiacal beaches of the Caribbean.
As it is facing the open sea, it is a beach with great waves so it is challenging and fun for the most daring and for those who love water sports. When the sea is calm, you can swim calmly although you always have to pay attention to the currents of the sea.
Regarding its services, Chac Mool has bathrooms and showers, lifeguards, a small parking lot and some palapas. It is located at Km 10 of the hotel zone.