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Address: Cancun, Mexico
Activities: Dining
Description: This beach is lined with open-air cafes, restaurants and bars, making it a...
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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Nice beach with some good eats.

A nice small strip of beach, with lots of vendors, and some beach chairs for rent. When renting it's normally with a food or drink package. Prices are reasonable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Upland, California
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Upland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A nice small strip of beach, with lots of vendors, and some beach chairs for rent. When renting it's normally with a food or drink package. Prices are reasonable.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I expected something better. A bit dirty and the dock doesn't make it any special. People trying to rent you a chair all the time doesn't help either. We left after 10 min and visited playa langosta which was much better

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Gateshead, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We stayed at the Dos Playas hotel right next to and on top of Playa Tortugas and must say it is a wonderful beach with a slow slope out into turquoise waters which were extremely warm when we were there. It is a beach which seems to be missed by many tourists as it is also the focus for the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This playa was amazing because there weren't a lot of tourists and there were small mini cliffs, the water was warm and mexicans visits that beach with their families. Great beach, if you burn, bring a parasol.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Playa Tortugas is the SPOT!!! The minute we check in to our hotel and get settled in we head to Playa Tortugas, every time we go to Cancun it's our favorite beach to go to. Food is good, beach is nice, waiters are good, we had Alfonso as our waiter what a hard worker that guy was!! We will definitely... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A lot of rubbish in the beach early in the morning. I'm really astonished with lack of respect for the place. Awful!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I went on a Sunday. It was full of local families, no room for sitting on the sand beach, almost everyone had a table from the reataurant on the beach. So there was no room if you wanted to sit on the sand. People were walking, drinking and coming in and out. Very very crowded. Nice little shops and an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Beautiful clean beach had so much fun in the water! Kids love it they can swim or just jump the waves, enjoyed seeing people do the bungee jump and taking the ferry to Isla Mujeres from here was nice! I recommend shopping for t-shirts, souvenirs, etc. right here because prices are lower and there's more to choose from than at... More 

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Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Quite small and doesn't take long to walk through. Still nice to see the turtles up close and view the different types and colours that they come in.

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We took the 10:00 am ferry from Playa Tortugas to Isla Mujeres. There were lots of little shops and a bar. The prices were very reasonable and the waiter was friendly. Nice views from the dock while you wait for the Ferry.

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Address: Address: Cancun, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Cancun

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