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Our 5 Favorite Beaches in Cancun

Cancun is known for its beaches and if you’re looking for the best, most beautiful, and most relaxing spots, we’re here to help. We have rounded up five Cancun beaches that are sure to impress no matter what you’re looking for. Here are five beaches you should definitely add to your itinerary.

Playa Delfines

This public beach is filled with locals, food and drink vendors, and a peaceful atmosphere. It’s not as crowded as some of the hotel beaches so you can lay and relax while listening to the waves crash. In fact, this beach is known for its large waves so it may not be the best choice if you want to swim. This is a great place to surf and also to catch sightings of the dolphins that frequently swim by. If you want an up-close experience, hop on a chartered boat tour to see the dolphins out in the water. The beauty of the beach makes it worth a visit and the famous Cancun sign is here so you can snap a selfie!

Playa Chac Mool

If you get bored just laying on the beach, this is the spot for you. Not only is it absolutely stunning, but it’s a great place to swim or do some water sports. There are rentals for equipment right on the beach so you won’t have to go far to have fun. Try out the paddle boarding options or check out the surf school and grab yourself a lesson. If all of those watersports worked up your appetite, head across the street for a selection of restaurants and bars.

Playa Tortugas

This is one of the most popular beaches in Cancun as it has a direct ferry to its shores. While it can become crowded, the lively scene is part of the fun. This beach really has it all so expect to sunbathe, swim, shop, and dine. It’s the perfect spot to go as a group and is a great place to mix and mingle with other travellers.

Playa Caracol

This popular beach is centrally located so you’ll find it bustling with tourists and locals. The water is calm so it’s ideal for swimming as well as snorkelling. Take some time to soak up the sun on the white sand beach or cool off in the crystal-clear water. It’s picture perfect and looks like the beach you’d see on a Cancun postcard.

 

Playa Coral

If you love dogs, come to this beach! It’s the most dog-friendly beach in Cancun so you’ll be sure to see some cute, furry friends. The natural scenery here is quite charming with rustling palm trees and lush meadows. Playa Coral is a bit minimalistic which may be a nice break from the more touristy beaches in Cancun.

If you’re travelling to Cancun you’ll want to spend plenty of time on the beaches. While there are a ton to choose from this list should give you a starting point for finding the best of the best.