Tips & Tricks
Playa Pez Volador (Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 5.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancún) — The calm surf and relaxing shallows of Playa Pez Volador make it an aquatic playground for families with young children. Marked by a huge Mexican flag at Km 5.5, the wide beach is popular with locals, as many tourists tend to head to the […]
Isla Mujeres – The island of Isla Mujeres, just 13km (8 miles) offshore, is one of the more fun-filled destinations just outside of Cancún. For those interested in snorkeling, there’s El Garrafón Natural Park. At the other end is a village with small shops, restaurants, and hotels, and Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres’ best beach. For […]
Playa Punta Nizuc (Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 24, Cancún) –– On the southern tip of the peninsula at Km 24, Playa Punta Nizuc is the most isolated and deserted beach in Cancún. Far from the crowds and party scene, this area has no amenities to speak of other than those available to guests at the nearby […]
Puerto Cancún Golf (Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 5.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancún) — designed by Tom Weiskopf, this is an 18 hole, championship golf course in Puerto Cancún that stretches out over 185 acres and has ocean views and two holes that play on the marina.
Playa Tortugas (Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 1.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancún) — Playa Tortugas (Turtle Beach) eroded greatly after Hurricane Wilma. There’s now a restored sandbank at the entrance around Km 6.5 on Boulevard Kukulcán. The water is deep and the swimming is excellent, so many people come here to sail, snorkel, kayak, paraglide, and ride Wave […]
Xel-Ha (Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juarez Km. 240 Local 1 y 2 Modulo B, Tulum) — The beach will most likely be your favorite spot to lounge and relax. But if you’re ocean-bound in search of tropical underwater wonder, but would rather avoid battling the incoming waves, pay a visit to Xel-Ha, a natural aquarium located near […]