Travelers Guide to the Four Best Beaches in Cancun
Cancun is a city that boasts a lot of white sandy beaches and ocean with different blue and green shades. There is a total of 13 miles of beach in Cancun. Many of these beaches are already developed and surrounded with high rise hotels and resorts. The following are the 4 best beaches in Cancun.
Playa Delfines is a safe and clean beach with shallow water in Cancun, Mexico. Most of the people that visit the beach are Mexican families. If you arrive early, you will be able to find shelters. However, it is best to bring or rent an umbrella as the beach gets packed fast. The sand is cool to walk on but the sun is hot. You can order food and drinks throughout the day from the palapas restaurants. There are also small food vendors where you can buy fruits like watermelon to cool yourself in the hot sun. You can feed iguanas and watch how the pelicans catch fishes on the ocean.
Playa Caracol is a small beach with white soft sand and pleasant blue water in Cancun, Mexico. Both sides are covered by big hotels and you have to go through the hotel to access the beach. They offer paid car park and valet services. Lifeguards are available at Playa Caracol. There are 2 restaurants including Alebris Bar and Mocambo M Restaurant. Across the street, you will find the Selecto grocery store. Snorkeling can be done on this beach but you have to bring your own snorkeling equipment as there is no rental store around. Playa Caracol has flat sea bed and less strong currents which makes it suitable for families.
Playa Langosta is an uncrowded white sand public beach with clear turquoise water and cool breeze near to Casa Maya Hotel in Cancun, Mexico. Nearby, you will find toilets, restrooms, and shower rooms on each side. Tables, chairs and umbrellas can be rent at the left side. There is a snorkeling spot on the right side of Casa Maya hotel. There are street vendors selling coconut and mangoes. The water is shallow and only 4 feet deep. You won’t encounter any seaweed until 100m offshore. The parking lot is only a short distance away and there is a playground where you can take your kids.
Playa Tortugas is a 5 miles long crowded beach near the downtown area. On Playa Tortugas, you can carry out various types of activities like parasailing, jumping from the pier, snorkeling, and swimming. There are deckchairs and lounges on the beach. People who want to go snorkeling can visit the Great Mesoamerican Coral Reef. It is a public beach so you don’t have to pay any entrance fee. You can reach the beach by car or bus. There is a paid car park nearby. Lawn chairs and umbrellas can be rented from the on-site restaurant.