A coastal city that could, Cancun has flourished since its more humble days as a small fishing village. Recent years have seen Cancun grow into a monumental force to be reckoned with, with beautiful white sand beaches, fantastic diving facilities, luxurious hotels and of course the world famous night life that could put Ibiza and Vegas to shame. So whether you’re looking for a great night out on the tiles, a long lazy beach day, or the chance to check out some incredible Mayan ruins, be sure to check out online travel sites such as Travelbag to find some bargain offers to Cancun.
Playa Las Perlas
If your dream beach is a small, dreamy spot away from the tourist crowds, then Playa Las Perlas could be right up your street.
Situated in between some luxurious hotels and fine private houses, is the small sandy stretch of Playa Las Perlas. Offering some of the safest swimming facilities in Cancun, it has become a haven for families with small children and those looking to relax.
The stretch of white sand is lined by wide shallows-you’ll need to wade right out to get any serious depth. The noticeable lack of waves and strong currents means the majority of watersport adventurers tend to stay at the bigger beaches that have a greater selection of waves to catch.
But that’s not to say Playa Las Perlas is boring: far from it.
With a fantastic range of beach-side tropical bars, local craft shops and restaurants, the beach remains lively. There are also some great beach volleyball facilities for the slightly more active among you.
However, if you’re looking for a small, quiet beach for the kids to safely enjoy, you may have found it at Playa Las Perlas.
Playa Caracol Beach is one of the most conveniently located to get to. Close to the Xcaret bus terminal and opposite from Mayafair Plaza, luxury resorts surround the beach.
One of the island’s most popular beaches, Playa Caracol boasts some of the best facilities and entertainment on the island.
As well as first class water sports such as sailing, catamarans and parasailers, the beach is also home to some fantastic tours: Isla Contoy Bird Sanctuary, and regular boat trips to the nearby islands home to fantastic birds.
While the sharp rocks just off the shallows are not suitable for serious swimming, gentle paddling in the shallows while observing the tiny boats and parasailers drift by couldn’t be better.