Playa Tortugas

Playa Linda which includes general coastal views, tropical scenes and a sandy beach
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Watch fishermen unload their catches at the marina, mingle with locals or just watch the ferries come and go downtown Cancun’s closest beach buzzes with activity.

The promenade of Linda Beach marks the meeting point of the Caribbean Sea and the freshwater lagoon on which Cancun is built, Laguna Nichupte. This beach is the departure point for many charter boat and ferry operations and is the site of Cancun’s iconic rotating scenic tower.

Take a stroll along Playa Linda’s sandy shore to mingle with Cancun locals. The beach offers excellent people-watching opportunities and is always busy. The water is a picturesque turquoise blue, and warm. Due to the beach’s proximity to Cancun’s major marina, water traffic is heavy and the waters can be dirty and dangerous at times.

Walk the length of the beach until you reach El Embarcadero, the thriving marina precinct. From here, you can board a charter fishing boat, join a dolphin-watching cruise or take the ferry to Isla Mujeres. In the afternoons, gather with locals and tourists as fisherman return to unload their daily catches.

Playa Linda is home to La Torre Cancun, a rotating scenic tower that carries you high above the marina. Enjoy stunning views across the city of Cancun, and watch the waves breaking up and down the coastline from above. This is one of the best views in Cancun, and the entrance fee is minimal.

Playa Linda is also the location of many of Cancun’s best hotels. The area is popular among tourists due to its good-natured energy, and as a launch point for offshore Cancun Adventures.

Playa Linda is located approximately three miles (five kilometers) from downtown Cancun and is best reached by bus or taxi. As the beach is public, it is open all hours, and there is no entrance fee. Paid parking for the beach is available at the marina.

Top Hotels Close to Playa Tortugas

Cancun Bay Resort - All Inclusive
Cancun Bay Resort - All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
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The price is $203 per night from Jul 16 to Jul 17
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3.9/5 Good! (1,023 reviews)
"The staff there is so friendly and wonderful!!! Regulo at the front desk was fantastic whenever we had a issue about the room or a reservation he always fixed it and made things right. Henry and Alejandra really went above and beyond with getting our drinks and our food and anything else we needed. ..."

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Cancun Bay Resort - All Inclusive
Temptation Cancun Resort - All inclusive - Adults Only
Temptation Cancun Resort - All inclusive - Adults Only
4.5 out of 5
Boulevard Kukulcan Km 3.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO, 77500
The price is $312 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
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4.4/5 Excellent! (2,352 reviews)
"Our favorite! Can’t wait to return!"

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Occidental Costa Cancún All Inclusive
Occidental Costa Cancún All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan Km 4.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO, 77500
The price is $220 per night from Jul 14 to Jul 15
Stay at this 3.5-star beach property in Cancun. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
3.9/5 Good! (1,575 reviews)
"all staff was very good to us."

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Occidental Costa Cancún All Inclusive
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Reviews of Playa Tortugas

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3/5 - Okay

OCluv

Aug 8, 2019

Playa tortugas was ok, but it has some sargassum and the waves are higher, not a nice clear aqua color water. Very crowded and there are big lines to take photos with the Cancun sign there.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jul 24, 2019

Take the bus is easy to get around for 12 pesos

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 16, 2019

We went to Akumal beach to see the turtles and reef fish. Great experience!!!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 21, 2019

Bring your own drinks just pay for your chairs only if you will be waiting for your ferry.

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