Cancun not only has great beaches, but some of the best beaches in the world. The Caribbean is known for its warm water, soft white sand and crystal clear water. The water is so nice you see a bright blue reflection from the usually clear skies. Cancun has all of this in spades. Along its shore, you can visit many of the best beaches you’ll ever see but there are 5 spots in particular that you must see.
The Hotel Zone is a stretch of coast that has some of the best beach spots. If you stay in one of its hotels you can relax on the beach with a nice drink in your hand and get a tan that will be envious to all those you left back home. We recommend you stay at one of these fabulous resorts to gain access to this section of Cancun.
One of the most highly rated beaches in Cancun is Playa Delfines. It’s one of the largest but it also contains some of the best water. If you want to get in and not just stay on the sand, this spot is ideal for you. In the water out beyond the shoreline you can see parasailing and jet skies. If you like those, go for it at Playa Delfines. You can get there from entry places near the beach or by staying at the resort that connects to it.
North Beach, also known as Playa Norte, is actually on a nearby island and not in the Hotel Zone where you’re likely to stay. To get there you’ll need to take a boat but once you’re there you can enjoy it’s sand and water and also visit the beach bars and restaurants. The reason it’s one of the most popular spots near Cancun is because the water is spectacular and does not have any impediments that the other beaches have. And since it faces west, you can see the sunset.
If you don’t stay in the Hotel Zone, getting to a beach may be difficult. Not all of the best beaches have public access. There’s one great beach where there is public access. This beach is called Playa Forum. It’s next to the Coco Bongo nightclub. So enjoy the beach during the day and have fun at night. There’s lots of fun and excitement going on at Playa Forum so if you need more than water and sun, this is it.
Right next to Playa Forum is Playa Chac Mool. It’s almost the same beach experience but much less crowded. There’s no resort or restaurant, no chairs and activity, it’s just you and nature. If you want to skip the excitement and get back to nature, we highly recommend Playa Chac Mool.
And lastly, we recommend Playa Tortugas. If you’re worried about waves and such because you have small children, this is the beach for you. The water is calm and calming to you and your family. But not everybody has small children or is afraid of excitement. For these people Playa Tortugas offers a bungee experience. And when the calm or excitement has lessened and you get hungry, go to the oceanfront restaurant and marina. It’s a small beach so it can get crowded but it’s worth it to spend a day.
Now that you know where to go in Cancun once you get there, you need a place to stay. Find a nice beach resort in Cancun to call home during your vacation and after you’ve checked in, go and check out these beaches.