Cancun's Best Beaches
Cancun Attractions Guide
Best beaches of the world, you must be talking about Cancun
Cancun has been blessed with some of the most beautiful and best beaches in the entire world. The magnificent Caribbean sky and the cool white sand of the beaches beckon anyone to come and enjoy their vacation in paradise. You can choose from two unique beach zones for relaxing in the sun, feeling the cool sand between your toes playing volleyball, or enjoying various water sports.
The northern beaches are located north of the hotel zone and face the Isla Mujeres. The Isla Mujeres protects this beach from the large waves and makes these beaches a wonderful place for the children to play or to practice your water sports like jet skiing. The eastern side beaches are located in the hotel zone and you will find beaches on sides, the lagoon side and the sea side. Every hotel along this zone has a beach front view. These beaches are open to the Caribbean Sea which means the waters can be unpredictable. Cancun hotel beaches and the marinas use colored warning flags so you will always know what the condition of the sea is like. Before you venture off into the water; pay attention to these warning flags and all local signs regarding the tides and the undertow currents.
The northern beaches are Playa Las Perlas, Playa Linda, Playa Langosta, Playa Tortugas, and Playa Caracol. All of these beaches are very clean and are open to the public.
The Playa Las Perlas is the first beach you come to and it a wonderful beach for all types of fun in the sun activities. You can venture off to Isla Mujeres from a shuttle or enjoy many restaurants and bars that dot the area.
The Playa Linda offers dive tours and has a shuttle The submarine that you can take to Isla Mujeres. Many visitors love this beach and the adventure of traveling by submarine to the Isla Mujeres for a nice day trip.
Playa Langosta is the beach you want to visit if you love water sports such as diving or snorkeling tours. There are many restaurants and bars also located along this beach. This is a great beach to also enjoy a relaxing swim.
Another great beach for all types of swimming and water sports is the Playa Tortugas. You can also find a dock for shuttles going to Isla Mujeres and for the diving and snorkeling tours.
The Playa Caracol is a great beach for the entire family. The children will love the shallow flat sandy seabed where they can play in the water and build many sand castles. This beach is usually the most crowded but also has plenty of activities that the family will enjoy.
The eastern beaches do not have the protection from Isla Mujeres and the winds and currents can produce very wavy conditions some of the time. But, you can find some very nice beaches along this area as well.
If you want a nice beach for just relaxing or enjoy water sports then some of the beaches you will enjoy include Gaviota Azul, Chac Mool, Playa Marlín, and Playa Delfines.
Playa Ballenas is one of the most popular beaches along this strip and everyone enjoys all types of water sports, swimming or just sunbathing.
A nice beach that has some actual Mayan ruins is the San Miguelito, so you can also experience some wonderful history as you enjoy the sun.
The Punta Nizuc beach is where several exclusive hotels and resorts line the coast. The beach is kept clean and manicured.
There is one secluded beach located at the Camino Real Hotel. You can find it at the southern tip of the Peninsula. The only way to this quiet beach is by going through the property of the Camino Real Hotel. This beach is federal property. There are no restaurants or noise, just a great place to relax and enjoy the beach. The beach is always very clean and manicured on a daily basis.
As you can see Cancun is loaded with one beach after another. You will enjoy visiting every beach and taking in all the sites that Cancun has to offer. To learn other people reviews of the best beaches in Cancun and what hotels are on each beach you can check out this website.
There are many photos of the different beaches that vacationers have uploaded for your pleasure. Another great website to visit with virtual tours of the hotels and beaches is Maps of Mexico. http://www.maps-of-mexico.com/Cancun_mexico_Gallery.shtml. With all these great pictures you will be packing in no time.
See you in Cancun!
John "Big Hat" Walsh