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Top 10 Beaches in Cancun, Mexico | Famous Beaches to Visit in Cancun

Cancun is well known for its incredible beaches and resorts located in the Yucatán Peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea. Even it is said that the city itself was planned by taking into account all the perfect features of a beach resort site and the best coordinates through a computerized program were located in the south of Mexico where Cancun is located now. So don’t miss out to enjoy the best beaches in Cancun that are not only scenic but provide you with the top amusement water sport activities that you might not find at any other beach. Here I have curated a list of 10 popular beaches of Cancun in Mexico that will definitely light up your summer vacations with their white shiny sand and crystal clear turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea.  

List of Best Cancun Beaches




1. Playa Delfines(Dolphin Beach)

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Playa Delfines(Dolphin Beach)

This beach is also known as El Mirador (The Lookout) beach. You will be fascinated with its white milky sands incredibly complemented by the turquoise blue water of the nearby sea. This is one of the most visited beaches in Cancun which is open to the public hence you don’t have to provide any entry fee. Playa Delfines welcomes the mixed rush of locals as well as international tourists due to its popularity hence you can experience a lot of different cultures here. Just forget to take your own food, water, and sunscreen as there aren’t any stores close to Playa Delfines hence you must carry the essentials with you.

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2. Playa Chacmool

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Playa Chac Mool

This beach is located on Mexico’s eastern coast and offers an excellent location to dive into the Caribbean Seas greenish-blue coloured waters. Don’t worry you can hire professional help for diving as lots of rental teams operate here to facilitate all types of personalized assistance involving in various types of water sports. This is one of the best beaches in Cancun, Mexico where they provided a complete solution for all the tourists to fulfill their desires and make them enjoy forever.

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3. Playa del Carmen

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Playa del Carmen

Out of all the beaches in Mexico, the seaweed beaches of Cancun are the top places for the people who love snorkeling or underwater diving. This beach lies near the Riviera Maya. You get a lot of outing activities like family parties or playing different games and of course, trying delicious Cancun’s seafood. This beach instead of underwater beach sports is popular among kiteboarders and is also home to two small Mayan ruins sites that you can explore along with your family or loved ones. 

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Visit: Monuments of Cancun

4. Puerto Morelos

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Puerto Morelos

The fishing villages are mostly found on this beach. Along with that, beaches in Puerto Morelos Cancun are known for their quietness. So for all those who love to relax over the beach in complete silence without any unnecessary vendors or visitor’s voices you must land on this beach. This amazing destination is also famous for the Mesoamerican Coral Reef nearby which you can dive-in to explore under professional help. You can also take part in other water sports, especially in snorkeling or surfing activities here.

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5. Playa Forum

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Playa Forum

For all the party-goers you can visit this famous beach in Cancun that is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and free-living culture. This feature makes it a worth enjoying spot in Cancun. You will not feel any shortage of bars, hotels, and entertainment options at Playa Forum, therefore, it always handles the best of the hustle and bustle coming from different parts of the world.

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Read More: Amusement Parks in Cancun

6. Tulum Ruins Beach

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Tulum Ruins Beach

This beach lies around 130 km south of Cancun and offers historic importance besides its modern identity of pearl-white beaches. You can explore several ruined buildings from Mayan times which were built by ancient stones 1000s of years ago. Plus the blue ocean background makes it a perfect scenic location to have the best insta clicks. This is one of the best beaches of Cancun that offer historic sites and fabulous natural views Along with the availability of luxurious as well as budget hotels and resorts besides ample options to taste both local and international cuisines.

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7. Punta Bete Beach

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Punta Bete Beach

This is a very lesser-known beach in Cancun, Mexico near the Riviera Maya area midst of Playa del Carmen to Puerto Morelos beach. This is a  tiny paradise on the earth which you can experience in Cancun. You will get all the beach facilitates along with full comforts that you look for in any other beach. You can explore this place with your family or solo. It will be fantastic for all those who love isolated places.

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8. Playa Tortugas

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Playa Tortugas

This might be a smaller beach of Cancun in comparison to other beaches but you get a ferry route that provides you with an easy connection from the Isla Mujeres island. This beach always welcomes the additional crowd and is very efficient in managing every tourist. At this top beach of Cancun, you are offered some of the most delicious food, drinks, and of course, souvenirs shopping areas all under affordable price ranges. Thus all visitors have their best reasons to spend a great time at this beach.

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9. Half Moon Bay Akumal

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Half Moon Bay Akumal

Akumal means “place of the turtles” in Mayan. With the name of the beach, you can easily guess what you would explore nearby these beaches. Yes, every year you can witness sea turtles snacking on seagrass and laying eggs under the sand here. The famous water sports here are snorkeling which reveals you the most beautiful corals and a wonderful underwater world. The is also considered as the best-known beach in Cancun for swimming purposes as well as. This beach is comparatively calmer than other beaches of Cancun.

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10. Isla Mujeres

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Isla Mujeres

It is one of the well-known islands which is very close to Cancun and you can easily reach from the mainland Cancun through ferry rides to cross a short distance. You can have the comfortable beach clubs along with attractive tranquil waters to stroll along shorelines. Sunbathers can also rent yachts or boats to experience the water more closely. The nearby bars and restaurants are also active till night therefore you can have fun at this popular beach of Cancun on your own.

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I hope you liked the above-mentioned top 10 beaches in Cancun that are filled with white sandy beaches and give you a perfect water-sports amusement vacation ever. Cancun is known all around the world for its heavy tourism due to their fabulous beaches but you won’t feel any chaos at the beaches of Cancun as they manage it efficiently. So do try these destinations to make your vacations more sporty and fun. And don’t forget to share and comment. We have recently launched our Adequate travel app on play store so do check it out for gaining more interesting features regarding travel.

Shweta Singh

Hi, I'm Shweta, a traveler, and a writer too. I'm joined to a team of Adequate Travel and together with all my travel experience, we're embarking on a journey to unravel the secrets of the world's most unique and beautiful places.

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