Cancun Beaches

All info on Cancun beaches!

Cancun beaches, Mexico

If you are thinking of a wonderful place where you can spend your holidays to Mexico then there’s no better answer to give you than to spend it in the beaches of Cancun!

The city of Cancun is one of the most popular resort developments in the world, boasting of powdery white sand beaches, a vibrant nightlife and has been certified by the World Tourism Organization as a city of international tourist development. Along with Acapulco, Cancun is the other half of Mexico’s two most popular beachfront resort destinations.

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From Cancun to Playa del Carmen to Playa Langosta The Cancun beaches are simply very impressive. The golden-colored tiny-grained sand actually stays cool when it’s hot outside, because it is composed of innumerable microscopic plankton fossils. Cancun Beaches: The Cancun beaches along the northern side of the island fronting Bahia Mujeres are narrower but have the same velvety sand. The water here is calm and shallow, the sandy bottom is mostly free of rocks, and the Cancun beaches are regularly raked to clear them of seaweed.



Cancun

Cancun

Nichupte lagoon

Nichupte lagoon

All snorkeling & water sporting equipment for rent are available. For water sports equipment you would probably end up at the Pisces Watersport Center, next to the Cascadas Resort, for parasailing, snorkeling, water skiing and more. Grab a bite at one of the outdoor restaurants.

Medano Beach doesn’t have the tranquility of Santa Maria or Palmilla Beach, but that’s another good thing about the beaches of Los Cabos; they come in a wide variety.

Cabo San Lucas beaches

Lover’s Beach (Playa del Amor) also known as Playa de Doña Chepa, is an idyllic beach spot overlooked by El Arco, a natural arch, and the rocky pinnacles of Los Frailes. This Cabo San Lucas beach is only accessible by boat, so you will need to take a water taxi to get you there. One of Los Cabos’ mustgoto-beaches.

Cancun

Cancun

The Caribbean beaches are wider and more dramatic with occasional crashing breakers and dangerous undertows.

Almost every Cancun beach is in front of the big resorts. All beaches in Mexico, however, are still federally owned and therefore public, even though they may seem like they are a hotel property. The inner coast of Cancun Island borders saltwater Nichuptè Lagoon.

Playa Linda is a Cancun family beach just across the bridge over Canal Nichuptè, at Km 4. Boat tours embark to Isla Mujeres from the pier here and there are several gift, snack and dive shops.

Playa Langosta is a Cancun beach next to the Casa Maya Hotel at Km 5. This Cancun beach is close to several yacht clubs, water sports facilities, a seaplane base, shops and restaurants. Tour boats and booze cruises leave from the dock here.

Cancun Dreams

Cancun Dreams

Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres

Playa Caracol is close to the Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Cancun Beach Hotel and the Xcaret bus terminal. Further east is Cancun Point, the crook of the Cancun beach elbow. The very tip of the point behind the Camino Real hotel is where Mujeres Bay meets the open Caribbean.

Playa Tortugas, near the Intercontinental Presidente Cancun Beach Resort at Km 6 is frequented by locals and tourists staying downtown.

Isla Mujeres is a Cancun beach that is visible in the distance but only on clear days.

Waves crash against the rocks and send up plumes of spray on the Caribbean side, while just around the point the water is calm, shallow and translucent. Note the change in hues from steely blue to soft turquoise. A lone palapa hut offers a nice vantage point to observe the open sea.

South of the dock is Playacar, the size of this Cancun Playa del Carmen beach varies with the seasons. Even though all beaches are public in Mexico, Playacar can almost be seen as a private Cancun beach for those who rent a condo or stay at one of the all inclusive resorts there.

Cancun Playa

Cancun Playa

Reaching the Point is an easy walk from the Camino Real’s beachfront through shallow water and scattered rocks (wear nonslip shoes). Stand on the point and face west for a lovely view over Cancun beaches that takes in the peach exterior of Fiesta Americana hotel, vividly colored water and coconut palms rustling in the breeze.

Playacar-Playa Del Carmen Beach: North Playa del Carmen beach, a wide white Cancun sand beach north of Porto Real, is normally quieter than the central Cancun beaches.

You won’t face all the restaurants, dive shops, vendors etc., however, you will sunbath and relax, guaranteed.

Cancun Beach Map

Cancun Beach Map

Playa Chac-Mool, at Km 9.5 is another popular Cancun beach not associated with one of the big hotels. Washed by the intensely hued Caribbean surf, it has sand that is incredibly powdery.

Playa Delfines is at Km 17 on the southern end of the Cancun hotel zone, opposite the El Rey ruins. The wide stretch of Cancun beach sand here is far from the action and as a result provides a more relaxed setting for swimming and beachcombing.

Central Playa del Carmen Cancun beach is where it all starts. You’ll find everything you need right at your fingertips; restaurants, bars, water sport equipment rental and the vendors.

By the ferry dock to Cozumel, this Cancun beach is not as wide but is still huge.