Playa Tortugas
Playa Tortugas
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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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4.0 of 5 bubbles1,033 reviews
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Adina G
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
We rented a yacht for “7 hours” that included snorkeling. Upon arrival at snorkeling location they provided a mask and snorkel, NO FINS! We tried for 1 very long minute but without fins we were not getting anywhere. Thereafter, we went to Isla Mujeres for 45 minutes and we were told it was time to go. We were like what! We rented it for 7 hours. We asked to speak to the “boss” from the guys cell phone but the “boss” refused to speak with us. They left us there stranded and we had to pay and catch the ferry back to Cancun. Horrible business.
Written April 28, 2021
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Gaurav_G
New York City, NY4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We were supposed to board the ferry to Isla Mujeres from here. In the car parking lot we were met with a gentleman who said that he has a tour that takes us to the island in the ferry and then puts us on a small boat that goes around the island taking 5 stops. We would be doing snorkeling, swimming and the boats would give us ample time. Once done the boat takes us to the big ferry which brings us back to the Playa Tortugas port. WHAT A SCAM!. we were made to pay 10 times the cost of the ferry and when we landed on the Isla Mujeres...guess what? there was no small boat. There was nothing. We walked everywhere.
Written December 16, 2022
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Martha U
Dallas, TX5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Do not buy packages from the guys in the red shirts especially Julio. The vendors sell packages through a company called Merpago tours, they sell snorkeling packages but they don’t have snorkeling equipment, they take you you to a pier far from there and they don’t have catamarans just fisherman boats . The vendors then blame the companies for failing to deliver while the companies blame the vendor for selling you services that they they don’t provide!
Written December 30, 2023
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Ulrik Christensen
Cancun, Mexico49 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
If you want to pay for sitting in a junkyard, this is the place to go. Everything is closed and all you will find is people that want to sell all kind of stuff and they will not leave you alone.

People are not very friendly and they will keep follow you until you buy something from them. It's a horrible place. We left after 5 minutes.
Written January 22, 2021
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,452 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
This is not the biggest beach in Cancun. It has lots of boats (as lots of tours leave the area) and restaurants. Because of the boats I didn't find that there were lots of places to swim. It worths the walk, for us especially our hotel was near by no trouble going and coming back.
If you keep going by the beach, walking to the end of the beach, you will find an area that is has only houses, if you keep going then you will ended up in the Renascence Hotel beach area, which is really nice, like a pool.
Written February 16, 2022
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Cintiam09
Southampton, UK63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Beautiful place with incredible Cristal clear water! Playa Tortugas is located in Cancún just northwest of the Hotel Zone and accessible by bus or rental car. Umbrella and chair rentals are also available.
Written March 12, 2024
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LoveTravel7905
Little Rock, AR3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent the day at Playa Tortugas. The beach at our hotel was way too rough to enjoy. The water at Playa Tortuga is so calm and relaxing. We took our rafts and just floated in the water for hours. There is no entrance fee and there are shops/restuarnts all around if you get hungry, You can take the public bus there and it drops you right in front of the entrance. I definetly recommend it if you want a break from all the other tourits traps.
Written August 5, 2003
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noelle_on_tour
New York33 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
My Husband and I went to the playa tortuga one afternoon,while we were cancun. I thought the beach would be nice but I had a terrible time there.The water was not clean, the place was dirty, and the locals threw trash all over. I went back to my hotel after 10 minuts there. I went to another beach delfines ,beautifull beach, the water was so clean and clear . I loved it there!
Written August 28, 2004
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Mr10701
Yonkers, NY121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
You can purchase round trip tickets to and from the island. book golf cart while on the ferry. $30 for the day. they'll approach you. if you book on the island they will charge you $30 PER HR
Written June 7, 2016
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itchyfeetneedscratching
Hastings62 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Couples
Good luck with fighting for a space on this two metre thick wafer thin slice of a beach. If you want to be hastled by people trying to sell you weed, drinks or tours at regular five minute intervals all afternoon, then this is the beach for you. This was the only place in the whole of our Yucatan Penisula trip where we saw genuinely shady characters.
This really is a sorry excuse for a beach next to the ferry terminal. Alot of people were trying to sunbathe amongst the large rocks on the strip of land past the main bar area. What little beach there is sadly mixed with small bits of rubbish.
Do yourself a favour and go to Playa Delfines which is only 5-10 minutes south of here by car or bus. That beach is superb. Teams of litter pickers regularly combe the beach, theres police nearby and no dodgy people hanging around you. Nobody tried to sell us anything atall. There are also life guards there, a free cold shower, free parking (tip only) and tons of actual beach room. Its just before the El Rey ruins on the main strip road.
Written November 27, 2013
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