Chac Mool Beach

Chac Mool Beach showing tropical scenes, a sandy beach and general coastal views
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One of Cancún’s nicest beaches boasts pristine white sand, sparkling turquoise water and access to numerous bars and restaurants.

Chac Mool Beach (Playa Chac Mool) is one of the collection of picturesque and family-friendly beaches in

Cancún’s Hotel Zone. Despite its location in the heart of the vibrant tourist district, Chac Mool Beach has a laidback atmosphere and receives fewer visitors than other areas of Cancún’s Caribbean Sea coastline. Chac Mool Beach is a certified Blue Flag beach. Come early to witness the beautiful sunrises, relax on the soft sand and go for an invigorating swim.

The beach takes its name from a pre-Colombian Mesoamerican statue associated with the ancient Aztec and Maya cultures. This statue of a reclining figure has been found at important archaeological sites such as Chichen Itza and Tula.

A wide stretch of powdery sand encourages visitors to the beach to throw down a towel and top up their tans. There’s an area where you can rent sun umbrellas and loungers. Make yourself comfortable, admire the views and watch as adventurous tourists pass by on parasailing excursions. Food and drink options are limited on the beach so it’s a good idea to bring a picnic.

Gaze out across the water, which displays vivid hues of blue ombre and invites you to take a dip. Strong waves are common here so be careful when entering. Lifeguards patrol the beach during daylight hours. Green, hawksbill and loggerhead turtles inhabit the waters and from May to October females can sometimes be seen coming ashore to nest.

There’s plenty to do in the beach’s immediate surroundings, too. Coral Negro Market is a great place to shop for souvenirs and hone your bargaining skills. Vendors here sell everything from ceramics and embroidery to jewelry, Mayan objects and T-shirts. Forum by the Sea is a shopping mall home to a varied selection of retail outlets and restaurants.

Situated at Km 9.5 of Avenida Kukulkan, Chac Mool Beach is about a 25-minute drive from downtown Cancún. There’s no parking at the beach so it’s best to get here by bus or taxi.

Top Hotels Close to Chac Mool Beach

Wyndham Alltra Cancun All Inclusive Resort
Wyndham Alltra Cancun All Inclusive Resort
4 out of 5
Boulevard Kukulkan, Km. 11.5, Cancun, QROO, 77500
The price is $228 per night from Sep 12 to Sep 13
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"Everything from the staffing to the hotel and the food was such a great experience"

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

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Royalton CHIC Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort - Adults Only
Royalton CHIC Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort - Adults Only
4 out of 5
Km 9.7 Blvd. Kukulcan, Zona Hotel, Cancun, QROO, 77500
The price is $434 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 23
Stay at this 4-star beach property in Cancun. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,190 reviews)
"First time visiting Cancun and we loved it!! This hotel was absolutely beautiful and clean. Three different pools to go in and a clean beach front! It was great being able to walk on the beach and swim in the ocean. Staff was friendly and checked up frequently. Food options at the buffets were great. ..."

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Royalton CHIC Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort - Adults Only
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancún - All Inclusive
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancún - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan km. 9.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO, 77500
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The price is $466 per night from Sep 14 to Sep 15
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Cancun. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free valet parking. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (2,263 reviews)
"Excellent property both inside and out. Service and staff were excellent, friendly, and professional."

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

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4.5 out of 5
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4 out of 5
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