Cancún’s Best Beaches

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On the opposite side of the island from the Caribbean Sea is the Nichupte Lagoon, which is used for boating excursions and jet-ski jungle tours.

Playa Caracol

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The Playa Caracol is just opposite the Mayfair Plaza, and you can access the beach through a little wooden gate. The entrance is not far away from the Fiests Americana hotel, and you can also access it through the Xcaret bus terminal. The Playa Caracol is the closest beach to the Punta Cancun, which is ...

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Playa Ballenas

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The Playa Ballenas can be access by the sidewalk near the wall of the Meridien Hotel. This beach is known for its incredible views and regular water sport and fun, family activities that are available throughout the day. The beach is one of the most popular in the Hotel Zone, particularly amongst guests of nearby ...

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Playa Punta Nizuc

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The Playa Punta Nizuc, or the Punta Nizuc beach, can be found near the Parque Nizuc water park. It’s at the southern end of the Hotel Zone, which means it’s generally popular with people in the hotels down this end as it required significantly less travel than the northern beaches. The beach is also within ...

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Playa Langosta

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The Playa Langosta is another popular beach for tourists. Here, you’ll be able to see dolphins in real life. This is a beach that often has people departing for the Dolphin Discovery Tours. The beach can be seen easily from the Hotel Zone, too, and is decipherable by the large Mexican flag waving from a ...

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Playa Linda

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Playa Linda is 4km long, and found just west of the Nichupte Bridge. If you’re renting a car, you can park in the Embarcadero Marina. This beach is just north of the channel, which is where the waters of the nearby lagoons flow right into the clear blue oceans of the Caribbean. Playa Linda is ...

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The Playa Las Perlas

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The Playa Las Perlas Beach can be found in front of the Barcelo Club, which is also close to the Hotel zone. The beach is between the Nichupte Bridge and Downtown Cancun. If you leave the central area of Cancun, ‘centro’, on the mainland, the first beach that you go past is the Playa Las ...

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Beaches in the North

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There are lots of beaches throughout Cancun, and some of the lesser known beaches are generally not spoken about in brochures and by the concierges. If you go to the north of Cancun, you will come across a number of gorgeous sandy beaches. These northern beaches, however, are generally protected and much harder to gain ...

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