Tips & Tricks
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 […]
Riviera Cancún Golf (Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 25, Zona Hotelera, Cancún) — designed by Jack Nicklaus, this 18-hole golf course has ocean views and a Mexican-style clubhouse that’s surrounded by mangroves.
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 […]
Xcaret Eco Theme Park (Highway Pto. Juarez – Chetumal Km. 282, Playa del Carmen) – this eco-adventure park is just an hour’s drive from Cancún. Xcaret captures what’s unusual about the Yucatán, with reefs to snorkel, forests to hike, underground rivers to float in and caverns to swim. Stay for the evening performance, which showcases […]
Playa Linda (Pretty Beach) (Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 2.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancún) –– Playa Linda (Pretty Beach) is where the ocean meets the freshwater of Laguna Nichupté to create the Nichupté Channel. Restaurants and changing rooms are available near the launching dock. There’s lots of boat activity along the channel, and the ferry to Isla Mujeres […]
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 […]