Best beaches in Cancun

Mexico’s Paradise: The Best Beaches in Cancun

Guest post by Claire Wiley

Exhibiting the very best of the Mexican Caribbean, Cancun, located on the Eastern tip of Mexico, features some glorious beaches, famed for their golden sands, crystal-clear waters and luxurious and vibrant atmosphere. With such fantastic features, Cancun holidays are usually among the most popular commodity on travel websites, includingΒ Thomson.co.uk.Β With such beautiful offerings, it’s not an overstatement to call them some of the very best around.

To help you get the best out of your time in Mexico, we have listed our selection for the top 5 beaches in Cancun.

Playa Las Perlas

Best beaches in Cancun
1Situated opposite the Isla Mujeres municipality, this beach is an exotic getaway featuring an extraordinary range of restaurants and bars which are found dotted around the beach area. The beach sits by a major hotel zone which makes it incredibly popular and a usual first stop for tourists, also thanks to the abundance of water sports and activities on offer.

Playa Linda

Best beaches in Cancun
2The prominent feature of this beach is a dock which serves as a hub for boating tours and, perhaps more interestingly, submarine tours offered to tourists. The novelty of travelling across to the Isla Mujeres by submarine adds extra incentive to a visit alongside the lavish sands and clear, cool waters. The beach is close to downtown Cancun and therefore features sufficient amenities for its guests.

Playa Caracol

Best beaches in Cancun

3Playa Caracol caters specifically to families and is ideal for the children. The sandy banks are very shallow and so younger members can play out in the sea without ever going too deep, remaining under the watchful eye of their guardians. This is a popular destination and gets very crowded, though remains largely unspoiled. Again, it’s close to enough restaurants and bars to appease all visitors.

Playa Delfines

Best beaches in Cancun
4Guests are able to perch themselves on the lookout (El Mirador) that overhangs the beach before descending onto its peaceful shores. Its sandy dunes boast impressive Caribbean qualities and the various shades of blue streaking out across the ocean are attractive, pulling in many guests each year. It lacks the facilities available at other beaches, but focuses more on peace and relaxation for callers.

Playa Tortugas
5This beach features the best of both worlds, with dock tours to Isla Mujeres as well as excellent swimming opportunities and water activities. For more adventurous guests, there are snorkelling tours around the reefs as well as the option to go diving in its clear waters. It can be found next to a variety of restaurants and refreshment bars offering a peaceful yet fun getaway.

For those of you that have been to Cancun, which ones are your favorite? Are there any that we’re missing?


Claire Wiley is a freelance writer who loves travelling the globe to find small pieces of paradise. Whether she is soaking up the sun on island beaches or jet setting to exotic village retreats, Claire loves meeting the locals and immersing herself in different cultures.

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