Soft white sands, ocean breezes, turquoise waters and the heat of the Mexican Caribbean sun. These are the basics of Beach life in Cancun, but every beach has its own character and unique traits that attract different types of beach lovers. So, what are the best beaches in Cancun?
Here is our list of the top three most popular Cancun Beaches, where will you build your sandcastle?
Playa Delfines (dolphin beach) aka “El Mirador” (“The Lookout”) is one of the most visited and photographed beaches in Cancun. With the iconic “Cancun” sign and spectacular views, it’s a photo op that you just can’t miss. Cancun airport transfer drivers will often make this stop before bringing guests to their hotels, your first view from Playa Delfines is an unforgettable moment!
With no nearby hotels, its untouched beauty has the “Blue Flag” distinction meaning it has met the demanding criteria of the Foundation of Environmental Education and making it one of the best beaches in Cancun. The waves can be intense (great boogie boarding!) and the current is strong, swimmers must be cautious. The beach offers restrooms and chairs and umbrellas are available for rent. Located at km 20 Blvd. Kukulkan.
Playa Forum (aka Playa Gaviota Azul) is one of the busiest beaches in town. Set in the heart of the party center, the big waves and the convenient location near bus stops and plazas make it a popular destination for both local families and visitors from around the world.
Visitors can rent beach chairs and umbrellas and take advantage of the wandering waiters or enjoy a beach club experience at Mandala with gourmet cuisine and a phenomenal pool and entertainment. This is another Blue Flag beach, located at km 9 Blvd. Kukulkan, behind Coco Bongo.
Playa Langosta (lobster beach) is a dream for families with young children. Located on the northern side of the hotel zone, the waters are shallow and calm and perfect for floating the day away. Recent renovations have brought modern restroom facilities and a fantastic park area for the kids in addition to making the beach wheelchair friendly.
Bring your cooler and enjoy a totally relaxing day on one of the most chill beaches in Cancun with views of nearby Isla Mujeres. Located at km 5.5 Blvd. Kukulkan.
Of course, your resort beach will have its own style and personality to enjoy, but why not get out and see all that Cancun has to offer? Go beach hopping in Cancun, be a beach bum for a day and make your own list of best beaches in Cancun! If you are looking for a beach off the beaten track, check out our “Seven Hidden Beaches in Cancun and the Riviera Maya“!
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