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It is easy to understand why so many American and Canadians visit Cancun for their dental needs and while choosing Cancun for the perfect Dental Vacation, the Vacation part has a lot to do with the fact that Cancun & Riviera Maya are blessed with being able to count on some of the most pristine white coral beaches and of the Quality and spectacular views that are available to all, In Mexico all beaches are Federal property and in so are available for all to use. With Cancun (Benito Juárez), Isla Mujeres, Solidaridad and Puerto Morelos all having the honor of being presented the coveted Blue Flag award 2019-2020.

New beaches that will see the Blue Flag beach status include the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun, Iberostar Cancun and Live Aqua Cancun hotels, Playa Albatros and Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres, Vista al Mar in Puerto Morelos and Iberostar Tukan & Quetzal and Playa Paraíso in Solidaridad.

Beaches that qualified for Blue Flag status renewal include Ballenas, Chac Mool, Coral, Playa Delfines, El Niño, Las Perlas and Playa Marlín in the municipality of Benito Juárez. Kantenah Bay, Playa 88, Punta Esmeralda and Xcalacoco in Solidaridad and Playa Centro on Isla Mujeres.

We have to say our personal favorites are Playa Forum, Playa Norte on Isla Mujeres and Isla Blanca at the very tip of Cancun, we also love Tulum and we will at some point write about those.

The 14 miles of perfect white sand found in this stunning city are actually made of crushed coral, meaning it will naturally feel cool underneath bare feet, Out to sea and in between Cancun mainland and Isla Mujeres there is you'll find a series of otherworldly underwater statues which can be explored through authorized tours.

We are listing some of the beaches that are classed as Public beaches, although all beaches are public, many hotels and accesses are blocked, so the beaches listed are easily accessed by the public and classed as "Public"

Most people do not know that in the Cancun Hotel Zone each May thousands of turtles return to their original home to lay eggs on the beaches of Cancun, and their nests are located right in the heart of the Hotel Zone. You may very well see sectioned off areas outside the hotels where they protect and make conservation efforts to ensure the safety of these eggs and the future of the Turtles. Very cool!  

Also between June and September the Whale sharks return to the waters off of Cancun and gives people the chance to swim near these majestic, yet giant fish!


Thousands of blue crabs will make their way from mangroves on the Nichupte Lagoon side to the sea by way of crossing busy roads,  This annual pilgrimage (and a sight to behold) is usually assisted with hundreds of Cancun locals as volunteers. Officially, the blue crab season in Cancun starts on August and ends up in September.

So you see the Beaches in Cancun serve not only as beautiful relaxing spots to soak up the sun, sea breeze and the seven different shades of blue they are famous for but also an indispensable part of Mother Nature, and the blue flags are hard earned by the dedicated work of Cancun city, the Hotels and brigades that work 365 days a year to keep clean, safe and for all to enjoy.  


Most Popular Beaches and Locations

  1. Playa Coral (El Mirador II) Punta NIZUC 

  2. Playa NIZUC

  3. Playa Look out Delfines

  4. Playa Ballenas

  5. Playa Marlin

  6. Playa Chac Mool beach 

  7. Playa Forum

  8. Playa Gaviota Azul

  9. Playa Caracol

10. Playa Cancun

11. Playa Tortugas

12. Playa Langosta

13. Playa Las Perlas 

  • Pay attention to the beach signs and swimming conditions Mexico has a flag system to alert swimmers on water conditions: green signifies the water is safe for swimming; yellow means use caution; red conveys dangerous conditions; and black means do not swim. Stick to them 



  • Sunscreen

  • Insect Repellent

  • Beach Towels 

  • Water

  • Ziplock bag

  • Phone

  • Money

  • And Sanitizer / Wipes

  • Magazines or book

  • Sun glasses

  • Swim shorts / Suits

  • Hat or Cap

  • Flip Flops

  • Googles

  • Snorkels

  • Beach toys if your kids want 

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