Where to find the Best Beaches in Cancun Mexico

Playa Delfines The Classic Cancun Beach

Playa Delfines is one of Cancun’s largest and most active beaches. It’s not at all uncommon to see jet skiers, parasailers and even pelicans skimming along the bright, blue waters which line this public access beach. Why not spend an afternoon here for some noisy fun.

If you are driving to Playa Delfines, you will certainly enjoy the fact that the on-site parking is free (unlike many other beaches in the area); you may also get there easily by local bus or by taxi.  As so many travelers prefer to arrive to the beach without the worry of taking the proper gear such as chairs and beach umbrellas, you can rent these items when you get there.  Furthermore, everyone will appreciate the fact that there are clean restrooms at the beach that are well-maintained, making your time there much more relaxing.  

If you happen to be traveling with children, you will be thankful that there is a playground at the beach to keep them entertained should they grow tired of lounging around or building sand castles.  With palapas available when you are ready for some shade, you can make your trip to Playa Delfines an entire day’s outing if you would like.  And if your stomach starts to growl, never fear because there are a variety of foods offered by local vendors to curb your cravings.

Best Cancun beach for backpackers or laid back people

Playa Chac Mool beach in Cancun is generally the first choice for locals in Cancun looking to have a day out in the stunning Hotel Zone because it’s generally much quieter than the others. It has the same white sands, amazing waters, and central location as Playa Forum, but there are no loungers or umbrellas. This is the ultimate casual beach day in Cancun. Probably one of the best beaches in Cancun for backpackers and those wishing to get the feel of “real Mexico” at the beach.

Playa Tortugas - A great Cancun beach for toddlers and families

Playa Tortugas in Cancun is one of the best beaches in Cancun for families with little kids; it’s in the Hotel Zone and has almost no waves at all. What’s more, it’s close to the marina, a beachfront restaurant and a bungee tower over the water (if you want a thrill). The beach itself isn’t too big, however, and gets crowded on the weekends. While you’re here, why not try some of the local seafood? It’s fresh, it’s well seasoned and it will revolutionize your relationship with fish.