This quiet beach is the perfect location for all kinds of beach lovers. Playa Delfines’ wide, sandy shores are expansive, and seem to stretch for miles. You’ll have no problem finding a quiet spot on this beach, despite it being a popular destination. Catch a few waves, or swim with the kids in the lifesaver-patrolled area. Fringed by Cancun’s dazzling turquoise waters, and with no hotels in the immediate vicinity, Playa Delfines provides the laid-back beach experience that many come to Cancun in search of.
Secure a shady spot under one of the many free umbrellas and spread out your towel. Once you arrive, you won’t want to leave, so finding a shady spot is a must. The beach is home to medium-sized waves and is popular amongst surfers. While there is nowhere to hire surfboards at the beach, it is possible to do so from downtown Cancun.
During the day, Playa Delfines is patrolled by lifesavers, making it a great place to come with small children. Close to the shore, the waves are gentle, and parents are afforded peace of mind knowing that there is a trained medical officer on site.
Playa Delfines translates to “Dolphin Beach”, and is one of the best places in Cancun to see these majestic creatures. They can often be seen from the shore, but chartered tours are also available for those wanting a more intimate experience.
While there are no large restaurants at Playa Delfines, many street vendors operate at the beach offering authentic Mexican cuisine. Aimed at the locals, the food is more traditional and less expensive than in many of the more tourist-orientated restaurants. Try local specialties like fresh fish wrapped in a banana leaf, or Kibis, an old Yucatan favorite.
Playa Delfines is located 10.5 miles (17 kilometers) from downtown Cancun and is best reached by bus or taxi. Playa Delfines offers free parking, a rarity at the beaches of Cancun. This public beach is open all hours, although lifesavers are only present during the day. There is no entrance fee for the beach.
Seadust Cancun Family Resort - All Inclusive is a recently renovated property in Cancun, located in the south of the hotel zone, only 15 minutes away from Cancun International Airport, 5 minutes from the destination´s most popular entertainment centers, and 20 minutes from downtown.
Located in Avenida Kukulkan, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Maya Cancun Museum and Delfines Beach. El Rey Ruins and La Isla Shopping Mall are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated along the less crowded southern Cancún Hotel Zone and overlooking the sparkling Caribbean Sea, the beachfront Crown Paradise Club Cancun is 15 minutes from the Cancún International Airport.
Grand Oasis Cancun All Inclusive puts guests a 10-minute drive from the Mayan ruins at El Rey. The sailboarding and parasailing at Playa Marlin are only a 12-minute drive away, while the horseback riding at Tres Rios eco-park is a 45-minute drive. For local shopping, Plaza Outlet is 20 minutes away.
Nestled on the beach, this Avenida Kukulkan condo resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Maya Cancun Museum, Delfines Beach, and El Rey Ruins. Ballenas Beach and Marlin Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Nestled on the beach, this Avenida Kukulkan resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Aquaworld and El Rey Ruins.
Nestled on the beach, this Avenida Kukulkan resort is within a 10-minute walk of El Rey Ruins and Delfines Beach. Ballenas Beach and Maya Cancun Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).
This all-inclusive resort is on the beach overlooking the Caribbean, 8km (5 mi) from Cancun's restaurant and entertainment district, across the street from AquaWorld Marina.