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Playa Tortugas

Cancun, Mexico
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Ranked #22 of 56 Attractions in Cancun
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Dining
Owner description: This beach is lined with open-air cafes, restaurants and bars, making it a perfect place to scope...
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Dining
Owner description: This beach is lined with open-air cafes, restaurants and bars, making it a perfect place to scope out the crowd.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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126 reviews 126 reviews
40 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This small beach is popular rather among locals, co results of their little fiestas are well visible all around. Place is not the cleanest, amenities are rare and you may expect lots of vendors offering mysterious local specialties. Heading to the right, you may find really nice privacy among rocks. These are shelters of numerous big lizards, up to half... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Went there in 2010 It's a small but nice beach compare to the rest of Cancun beach area. It's like a 40 mins walk from the Cancun strip but you appreciate walking with the sun the palm trees etc

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Red Deer, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Had a fantastic day our guides did a great job wrangling us in the right direction saw at least 10 different sea turtles not to mention incredible giant manta rays and colourfulfish our tour guide tessa was fun and energetic does a great job taking yhe time to translate to all the differnt nationalities wish i spoke more than one... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

it was a great experience with my family spent all day having fun and went to a party afterwards with my friends

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We arrived here on our trip back from Isla Mujeres. Nice little shopping area and on the beach bars. Nice friendly beach great for the family.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It's a great place to hang out if you have nothing else to do. We usually hang out with my family here on our last before heading back to the States. Nothing especial or extraordinary.

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went to Playa Tortugas twice on our trip to Cancun. Once was an all day, beach day. Had a great time. Rented a table and ordered food from the restaurant. Since we rented a table, we were given a pass to use the restrooms for the entire day. We had stopped into the store and stocked up on beer for... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It definitely was not what we expected...no Catamaran, nothing to see when snorkeling ...you had to make a deposit to get snorkeling gear, life jacket, towel and locker...it's a LONG wait in line, then when you go to get it back, another long wait. They do have a decent lunch buffet, and drinks are included. I wouldn't do this one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Playa Tortugas is located directly across the street from my winter home. I spend many days on this beach with each visit. Happy childhood memories, very clean, and the tiny restaurants and bars on the beach are very good as well. For the kids, there are climbing rocks and plenty of attractions nearby. For the adults, you can relax under... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Fun to see and to get to, but not that much to do! But next time will try the bungee jump they have!

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