Best beaches around town

With over 14 miles of beautiful coastline, the beaches of Cancun can generally be split in two categories - the peaceful waters of the northern end, and the powerful waves of the eastern end. Whilst the north side beaches offer ideal swimming conditions, the east side ones will provide watersport lovers with all the entertainment and adrenalin they need.

If it’s the purest shade of blue you’re after, head to the Hotel Zone, where resorts and bars line the postcard perfect coastline, to provide you with the ultimate Caribbean beach experience.

  PLAYA TORTUGAS   A popular local weekend hangout, the “turtle beach” offers beautiful turquoise...  More    

PLAYA TORTUGAS

A popular local weekend hangout, the “turtle beach” offers beautiful turquoise... More

 

  PLAYA LANGOSTA   The “lobster beach” is a popular spot among locals, providing safe swimming...  More    

PLAYA LANGOSTA

The “lobster beach” is a popular spot among locals, providing safe swimming... More

 

  PLAYA LINDA   Found at El Embarcadero, next to the Rotating Scenic Tower, this beach...  More    

PLAYA LINDA

Found at El Embarcadero, next to the Rotating Scenic Tower, this beach... More

 

  PLAYA LAS PERLAS   Although the water here is not as crystalline as the one found nearer the Hotel Zone, Playa las Perlas offers safe swimming conditions and...  More    

PLAYA LAS PERLAS

Although the water here is not as crystalline as the one found nearer the Hotel Zone, Playa las Perlas offers safe swimming conditions and... More

 

  PLAYA CARACOL   Clear turquoise waters offering great swimming conditions, as well as a...  More    

PLAYA CARACOL

Clear turquoise waters offering great swimming conditions, as well as a... More

 

  PLAYA MARLIN   Found behind Plaza Kukulcàn, this beach offers kilometres of stunning coastline...  More    

PLAYA MARLIN

Found behind Plaza Kukulcàn, this beach offers kilometres of stunning coastline... More

 

  PLAYA GAVIOTA AZUL   Located near the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, this popular beach offers...  More    

PLAYA GAVIOTA AZUL

Located near the heart of Cancun’s Hotel Zone, this popular beach offers... More

 

  PLAYA BALLENAS   Yet another stunning blue waters beach, but with added watersports options...  More    

PLAYA BALLENAS

Yet another stunning blue waters beach, but with added watersports options... More

 

  PLAYA CHAC MOOL   Offering a mix of rocky shore to its northern end and perfect sand to the south...  More    

PLAYA CHAC MOOL

Offering a mix of rocky shore to its northern end and perfect sand to the south... More

 

  PLAYA DELFINES   The ideal spot to get the perfect turquoise water minus the busy resorts...  More    

PLAYA DELFINES

The ideal spot to get the perfect turquoise water minus the busy resorts... More

 

  PLAYA PUNTA NIZUC   Although the waters here are not as crystalline as in the neighbouring beaches, Playa Punta Nizuc offers safe swimming conditions with no...  More

PLAYA PUNTA NIZUC

Although the waters here are not as crystalline as in the neighbouring beaches, Playa Punta Nizuc offers safe swimming conditions with no... More