Best Beaches of Cancun
By Viator, November 2013
With miles of unspoiled coastline, you’ll have your choice of beach from Cancun to Tulum and beyond, so picking the best beach is really up to you. Luxury spas and backpacking hostels line the coast, and you’re bound to find one that suits your tastes. Still, there are local favorites:
Tulum Ruins Beach – The ancient Maya knew a good thing when they saw it, and see it they did. You’ll find ancient Mayan ruins set amidst this fabulous, postcard-worthy beach.
Puerto Morelos – Located half-way between playa del Carmen and Cancun, Puerto Moroles boasts one of the finest unspoiled stretches of the Mayan Riviera. All publicly accessible, free, and easily accessed, this is where to go if you like sleepy fishing villages and the feel of getting away from it all.
Cancun Island – a dog-legged island with beautiful beaches to the East and North. Head East if you’re looking for good waves, head North if you’re looking for protected waters and great snorkeling.
Half Moon Bay, Akumal – Akumal is another sleepy fishing village turned hotel zone, but this bay boasts some of the best snorkeling in all of Cancun and the surrounding area, and the mom and pop restaurants make for good times.
Tours & Tickets
Cancun Combo: Chichen Itza Tour plus Isla Mujeres Dolphin Encounter or Catamaran Sail with Snorkeling
Experience the best of the Yucatan on a Cancun combo tour including Chichen Itza and your choice of a Dolphin Encounter or catamaran sail! See the Pyramid of ... Read more
Duration: 2 days (approx.)
Visit the Mayan city of Tulum, one of the greatest archeological sites along the Riviera Maya! This former Mayan trade site, located on a cliff-side beach ... Read more
Duration: 1.5-5 hours
Spend a day on the beautiful waters of the Caribbean on this catamaran cruise from Riviera Maya! You’ll depart from Puerto Aventuras down the coast to the ... Read more
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)