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Playa Chac Mool

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Take a dip in the warm waters of this beach.

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Nice beach and it is near restaurants, shopping and bars. There are beach accesses and if you take a long walk you are not permitted to pass through hotels unless you are a guest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Nice beach and it is near restaurants, shopping and bars. There are beach accesses and if you take a long walk you are not permitted to pass through hotels unless you are a guest. The bus can be taken to this beach.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Stunning public beach. Absolutely beautiful. In the mornings and evenings you can really pick out that various hues of the blue water. I wish a camera could actually pick out all the subtle color differences.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

you can catch some good quality fish here by the rocks ///either super early or just at dark,,, or even night fish here ,,, a bus will take you here,,, down from the salvia , across from old senor frogs ,,with public access from ave kukulkan rd

Thank JOEYGCentralWi
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

2 Thank 678ricardob
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

2 Thank Sharon C
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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

4 Thank gingalala
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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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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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.

Thank Adventureschicago
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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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