The best beach in Cancun?… Depends what you’re looking for

Beautiful Cancun

Cancun boasts over 20 kilometres of continuous beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise blue waters that are unlike any other in the Mexican Caribbean. While the beaches in Playa del Carmen are no doubt lovely, it is difficult to find the array of colours that can be seen from your room at the Oasis Palm. Five, six, seven distinct tones of blue adorn the mesmerizing landscape. Here we share with you the best beaches that you will find along the Cancun coastline…

Oasis Palm

Oasis Palm, perfect for the family

The beach of the Oasis Palm has several enchanting characteristics. It is at the point where Nichupté lagoon meets the Carribean Sea, where boats regularly pass under the bridge between one and the other, and where the replica Spanish galleons of Captain Hook are berthed. The calm, shallow waters here make it the perfect spot for those visiting Cancun as a family; not to mention the variety of activities the hotel puts on for youngsters.

Oasis Cancun

Oasis Cancun, where fun and games are a given

The Oasis Cancun was one of the first hotels to arrive in the Hotel Zone and when you see its magnificent beach you’ll realise that it took full advantage of that fact. The long, beautiful beach is a sight to behold especially from the balcony of one of the hotels’ rooms. Youngsters love this beach as the waves allow them to surf or bodyboard with ease. If you’re coming as a group or as a couple this beach is a great option.

Grand Oasis Sens

Visiting Cancun with your partner? The Grand Oasis Sens is the place to stay

The beach at the Grand Oasis Sens is without doubt one of the most attractive and exclusive in Cancun. Located at Kilometer 19.5 of the Hotel Zone, the beach is far less crowded than those further down the coast which makes it that much more relaxing. Just a few sandy steps away you can pick up an ice cold beer or your favorite cocktail at the nearby bar.  If you’re celebrating your anniversary or simply your love for that special someone, then this adults-only hotel with its wonderful beach is the perfect setting.

Playa Tortugas (Turtle Beach)

There is a variety of different reasons behind what makes a beach popular among tourists, Playa Tortugas may not be the most majestic of Caribbean beaches but it sure is popular. Here you can find beachside restaurants, aquatic activities, and shops selling snacks to take to the beach. It is also one of the embarkation points for ferries going to Isla Mujeres. If you are looking for fun activities then Playa Tortugas has got you covered.

Cancun’s famous Playa Tortugas

Chac Mool

Cancun receives millions of tourists each year. In 2014, 17 million people arrived by airplane alone looking for a good time. Of course all types of people visit this paradisiacal destination; for those that are looking for excitement playa Chac Mool is the ideal locale. Located by the Party Zone, this beach is often used for surf competitions, so if you’re looking to catch some waves this is the place for you.

Chac Mool, a great place to catch some waves

Playa Delfines (Dolphins Beach) & El Mirador

This beautiful and iconic spot is one of only five beaches in Mexico to be given the coveted Blue Flag award for complying with strict criteria in areas like environmental protection and maintenance. Its expansive sands allow you to sunbathe or play games without treading on peoples toes. While views from the observation point above the beach allow you to get lost in the immense sea of blue that extends onto the horizon.

Simply Cancun

As you can see there are many great options, and remember, if you are staying at one Oasis hotel you can visit other hotels in the chain using the “Runaway” program, giving you the chance to visit some of these beaches. So grab your sunscreen and a towel and check out what these beaches have in store!      

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