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Playa Chac Mool

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Address: Cancun, Mexico
Activities: Swimming
Description: Take a dip in the warm waters of this beach.

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Good beach but be prepared.

The sea is blue and the sun is high. Strong waves though. At the public entrance they've a few public wooden umbrellas and a shower to remove the sand at the free of charge... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The sea is blue and the sun is high. Strong waves though. At the public entrance they've a few public wooden umbrellas and a shower to remove the sand at the free of charge parking lot. Sometimes lots of sea kelp. No market or food around, so it would help if you take yours. No glass bottles allowed. At the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Good access to the beach with clean washrooms and beach umbrellas. you have to go early to get a good spot as it can get really busy.

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Penticton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This gem is right in Hotel Zone, Cancun. In front is the Forum Plaza, with the Big Rock Guitar. In the plaza is Chill's and Big Rock Restaurant's among others, with patios on the beach. there is also a public walkway to the left of the plaza. The beach is beautiful with nice whitish and and clear teal blue waters... More 

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I saw picture of Chak mool in a tourist book in front of this beach. Thought that the statue is in here and looked around but found nothing.. But the beach is great.. beautiful. Lots of people running and jogging here. Do go to the rocks (left after you enter the public beach) and get a slightly elevated ariel view

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

first visited in 1981, soo full of hotels now though but still worth going there., by the kristal hotel.. great place to watch the sunset.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Great beach, wide and sand is soft and smooth. Water is crystal clear. Too many waves for me, but great if you like to ride the waves and also for beginning surfers.

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california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is beautiful! The public entrance is right next to Hertz rental car. This beach has white sand that is soft, reasonably shallow water and a little bit of snorkeling by the pier. Look for large sea urchins and some colorful fish. Not the best snorkeling but you can at least see a few creatures. There is a restaurant... More 

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Matthews, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We visited Chac Mool cenote and were blown away by the beautiful cave formations, crystal clear water, and serene nature of the jungle surrounding.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Great Beach and waves Have to pay for bathrooms Right off the main strip Pack a cooler, bring your blankets

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Very crowded...but worth a visit. Located in a super touristy area with restaurants and clubs around. Not the place to go if you want privacy...But the color of the water is spectacular!

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

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