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4 Top Beaches in Cancun

4 Top Beaches in Cancun

Cancun’s long, flat, powder-white beaches are some of the most revered in Mexico, if not the world. Whether you’re heading to the area’s Caribbean coast or bay beaches, here are the top choices for relaxation and fun in the sun, surf, and sand.

Playa Delfines

Generally speaking, the beaches on the Caribbean side of Cancun’s Hotel Zone have the most inviting water and the whitest sand, but there are bigger waves—and bigger crowds. The beaches on the bay side have calmer water and fewer crowds, but the water isn’t as crystal clear. Playa Delfines, on the Caribbean side, is one of Cancun’s largest beaches and has some of the area’s bluest water. Watersports, thatched-roof palapas, and vendors make this perfect beach a very popular spot.

Playa Chac Mool

There are no lounge chairs or umbrellas here, but it’s worth coming to the turquoise waters of Playa Chac Mool, on the Caribbean side of the Hotel Zone, for a great beach day without any massive crowds. This is considered to be one of the best public beaches in Cancun.

Playa Tortugas

With small waves, a beachfront restaurant, and plenty of non-beach activities like shopping and music vendors, Playa Tortuga (on the bay side of Cancun’s Hotel Zone) is a fun place to spend an entire day. The beach itself isn’t very large, but makes for good people-watching.

Playa Langosta

With a playground and an outdoor shower where you can rinse off, Playa Langosta (on the Caribbean side) is a great beach for families with kids. To avoid the crowds, try going early in the morning. The large “Cancun” sign is a draw for photographers.

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Cancun Parasailing Adventure

Cancun Parasailing Adventure

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Soar high above the shimmering sea and towering hotels of Cancun during an exhilarating 30-minute Cancun Parasailing Adventure. See the resort’s most spectacular sights from a unique perspective and fly with a friend in a parasail that comfortably seats two passengers. Feel your adrenaline levels soar as you launch into the air and gaze at the sprawling city during your exciting experience.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Isla Mujeres Trimaran Cruise

Isla Mujeres Trimaran Cruise

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Cruise on a trimaran on the Carribben Sea to Isla Mujeres on this full-day sailing adventure from Cancun. Enjoy lunch and an open bar on this day trip to Isla Mujeres, the quaint, relaxed island that sits on the border of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. Participate in aquatic activities like swimming and snorkeling on Isla Mujeres' stunning beaches and turquoise water.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Turtle Snorkeling Adventure from Cancun

Turtle Snorkeling Adventure from Cancun

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Snorkel in a pristine cenote and with sea turtles at Akumal, a protected marine area,  on this full-day excursion from Riviera Maya. Learn about the area's natural resources, including its spectacular limestone rock formations, and the marine ecosystem from your guide. This family-friendly adventure includes use of snorkel equipment and round-trip transportation from your Riviera Maya hotel.
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  • 7 hours
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