Playa Caracol

Playa Caracol, Cancun: Address, Playa Caracol Reviews: 4.5/5

Playa Caracol
4.5
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The touristy center of the region, with prestigious hotels, clusters of shopping plazas and the convention center nearby.
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia9,575 contributions
Small beach at the northern tip
Jan 2021
Playa Caracol is at the northern tip of Cancun, close to Riu hotel. The beach is pretty small, bordered with two docks.
You can reach it by several bus lines, while there's limited parking.
It's a free public beach and you have an option of renting sunbeds and umbrellas. Oxxo supermarket is across the street.
Water is shallow and calmer than on the main eastern strip.
Written March 7, 2021
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Gonzalo Pages
Quito, Ecuador155 contributions
Beautiful Beach
Jan 2020
You can go with family, couple or friends and you will have a good time. It is cheap to rent umbrella and deck chair and there are several places to eat at affordable prices. I went in January and was a little bit windy but still the weather was great. Be carefull with waves if it's windy.
Written January 8, 2020
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ORD-TGU
Tegucigalpa, Honduras5,531 contributions
Small & Quiet
Mar 2019 • Family
We stayed in the Aloft so this was our closest beach. It is small and quiet, and mostly full of locals, but we liked it because it is small and laid back. We stopped by the supermarket and brought snacks and drinks to enjoy.
Written April 2, 2019
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Marlis
5 contributions
Beach bum 2
Jan 2019 • Couples
Both Caracol and ChacMool are beautiful mind you all the beaches in Cancun are fabulously beautiful. At Playa Caracol it costs for the lounge chairs and the umbrella 200 pesos right now. But it also is close to many stores. The large grocery store and other vendors. It is beautiful in Cancun it maybe a large city but it feels quit cozy and lovely. If you have a chance to visit these beaches do so it will definitely make your day!
Written February 4, 2019
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John Mclaggen
Luxembourg5 contributions
Amazing!
Aug 2018
I loved this place so much!
The blue of the sea is so spectacular and the white beach is so particular!
I suggest this place
It’s fantastic!!!
Written December 19, 2018
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Fredrik B
Stockholm, Sweden68 contributions
Good beach and the sand is perfect and close to everything
Dec 2017 • Couples
When you are at the beach you will be asked to go out to the coral reef for snorkling and that is a must because there are so many fishes and even nice sharks in the water which I got to meet when I was snorkeling. Cancon, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum have so much to offer and everything is only from 30 to 90 minutes away. I loved Xcaret with all the animals, food, shows and swiming in the caves which is between Playa Del Carmen and Tulum but I have not visit XelHa which is also a water world. Food is always good and it does not matter if you do not usually go to clubs you have to checkout the club Coco-Bongo because it is so much more with acrobatics and hi tech live video and theater. If you have time over to spend I would also suggest Isla Mujeres or if you like diving you must go to cozumel.
Written October 31, 2018
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Karen Cierra
El Salvador75 contributions
Not a good public beach
Sep 2018 • Friends
It is a really small beach, in between the hotels...

There's not chairs or umbrella or anything, the water wasn't that cute.

It would recommend forum beach instead, not worth the time
Written September 29, 2018
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jaysinclair80
Buenos Aires, Argentina5 contributions
Very nice beach
Apr 2018 • Friends
Great place. Clean. not to crowded... take extra beer and relax. you can stay all day or continue to next bay if you have car..
Written September 29, 2018
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gabriela
41 contributions
Family Time!
Jul 2018 • Family
What a lovely place to be at! Refreshing after a morning shopping day this beach has all the right ingredients to remind you why visiting Cancun is a must at least once in your life, the friendly family environment here, is very contagious. Bring your chips, bottle of water, or food to enjoy the rest of a afternoon here in the always lovely sea life!
Written August 7, 2018
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sanju_222323
New Jersey12,052 contributions
Pleasant water… white soft sand, but not big beach to swim
May 2018 • Couples
Cancun beaches like they said, its beautiful, white sand beaches, smooth water, no harsh waves but where to enter if you don’t have GPS. you need to find the access point for this beach as 80-90% parts are covered by Hotel and only certain spots are available for public swimming. you can find signboard for an access point on the road. Its applied for almost every beach except south ( like Playa Delfines) and extreme north beaches (like Langosta Beach)

It’s in front of the supermarket or looks out for Xcaret amusement park office. It’s not big, it’s very small patch of beach, both side big giant Hotel covered the area and you are confused whether to go in to that area or not , what if they ask you to go back, so just for normal evening walk, I would recommend that but for swimming, go to Gaviota Azul Beach (right behind the Hard rock café, coco bongo). I ll write about that in the separate review.

We came here for the evening walk, sunset, white clean sand and blue water. It was amazing, we sat there for 30-40 minutes, walked a bit and came back. One can do snorkeling here.
Written June 6, 2018
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