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Playa Chac Mool

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

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Awesome public beach!

The only reason I did not give this beautiful beach 5 stars is because there's no beach bar. Beyond that, this beach is amazing. There's a small parking area that's free... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
stephstot
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Orange, California
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Orange, California
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only reason I did not give this beautiful beach 5 stars is because there's no beach bar. Beyond that, this beach is amazing. There's a small parking area that's free. Bathrooms and showers to rinse off are available. There's a lifeguard tower with an active lifeguard on duty. You can actually body surf here - my husband had a... More 

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2 Thank stephstot
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Very nice beach with showers great weather and turquoise water great place to chill I will go again for sure.

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Tulsa, OK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

The day we were there it wasn't all the crowded. The beaches were clean the water was clear and calm. They have great places to layout and we thoroughly enjoyed watching families having a good time.

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Thank Walker M
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

water is so clear! give an id and a small tip for a free chair. free palapas. bathrooms. so relaxing and chill.

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Thank DOREENIENewYork
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

When Cancun was starting to be developed in the 1980's there was a big pavilion above this beach with larger then life Choc Mool statues on display. Last time I saw that pavilion was about 1995. Sorry for those looking for the Chac Mool but long gone. However the beach is still divine, some days a little more windy but... More 

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2 Thank tangi1
Cancun, Mexico
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The Beach is just great in the beach and is very assecible for every one also have free parking and toilets and showers aswell blue flags Mexico mantaing very well this beach and is one of 3 beaches that count with free servises as well as free cabanas at the beach only bad thing i can say is in the... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Took the R1 bus to Chac Mool Beach. Important! Do not get off the bus at the Playa Chac Mool sign--get off at the Playa Chac Mool ACCESS. Otherwise a pretty long walk. Very nice quiet public beach. Lounge chairs available in exchange for your ID and a small $tip. Beautiful turquoise blue warm waters to frolic in. Lifeguards there... More 

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Lindsay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

A public beach right in the hotel zone! It offers lounge chairs for a gratuity only, clean washrooms with showers, a wheelchair access and thatched roof small cabanas for shade. Lifeguard on duty right in front and very clean....workers were constantly cleaning up debris on the beach as we were there. There is a turtle sanctuary right beside the beach,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Wide, white and clean! Beautiful turqoise waters - perfect for swim or just for long walks morning or afternoon. Not so crowded but considered it was in February. We had a nice room with a view overlooking the whole beach both ways.

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Thank Mia P
Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

Beach amazing, so huge. You must stay in hotel zone or else you have to take the bus from city and its boring.

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