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Cancun Beaches

The following are some of the most popular beaches in Cancun.

Playa Ballenas

This beach is accessible from a sidewalk that lines the fence along the Meridien Hotel. This is a great place to enjoy breathtaking views and tranquil sunbathing. Beachgoers need to pay attention to the warning flags to avoid hazardous water conditions. This beach sits in between Punta Nizuc and Punta Cancun.

Playa Caracol/Playa Las Palmas

The entrance to this beach is difficult to find. Beachgoers can gain access to the beach by walking through a wooden gate near Fiesta Americana Coral Beach. Access can also be gained at the Xcaret bus terminal. This beach is close to Punta Cancun, and it is a great sport for inexperienced swimmers and kids. The flat surface makes this beach one of the finer ones in the region.

Playa Chac Mool

The entrance to Playa Chac Mool for the general public is located on the opposite side of the street from Señor Frog's. Beachgoers can find public bathrooms, changing facilities, and beachfront restaurants on this beach. Tourists should be careful in the water since strong currents are not uncommon. Playa Chac Mool is a great spot for parasailing, water skiing, and sail-boarding.

Playa Delfines

This is a great beach to enjoy sunbathing and picturesque views, but it is not the best spot for swimming since the currents near the shore are frequently strong. No public restrooms or businesses are located on the beach, but there are a few stone benches where beachgoers can sit.

Playa Juventud

This is a great spot for water recreation and swimming. It is accessible from Kukulcán Boulevard.

Playa Langosta

This hotel is centrally located in the northern section of the Hotel Zone and near Bahia de Mujeres. This is one of the premier swimming spots in Cancun. There are numerous beachfront bars and restaurants on this beach. Shuttle service to Isla Mujeres can be found on Playa Langosta.

Playa Las Perlas

This is a great spot for water recreation and swimming. Numerous beachfront bars and restaurants are available for beachgoers on Playa Las Perlas.

Playa Linda

This beach is near Bahia de Mujeres and downtown Cancun. This is another great spot for swimming. Changing facilities, public bathrooms, and restaurants are located on Playa Linda. A dock on this beach houses small submarines designed for underwater tours.

Playa Marlin

Tourists can access this beach from an opening behind Kukulcán Plaza. This is an ideal place to sunbath or enjoy picturesque views. Beachgoers should pay attention to the warning flags since strong currents are not uncommon. This beach is centrally located between Punta Nizuc and Punta Cancun.

Playa Tortugas

The public opening to Playa Tortugas is near Fat Tuesday's. This is a great spot for water recreation and swimming. There are also numerous beachfront bars and restaurants on the beach. Beachgoers can book a shuttle to Isla Mujeres from Playa Tortugas.

 

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