Cancun is a popular vacation destination for many reasons.
It’s surrounded by jungle, underground rivers and cenotes, Mayan ruins, Magic Towns, and more, and it’s also filled with amazing luxury all-inclusive resorts.
But the beaches are the destination’s biggest claim to fame, and, in fact, Cancun was just named Mexico’s Best Beach Destination, and there are a few great reasons why it’s the ultimate beach vacation hotspot.
So Many Beaches To Choose From
Some beach vacation destinations have one main beach for visitors to enjoy, but Cancun has many, each with its own unique vibe and atmosphere.
There are 14 miles of beaches in Cancun, and 11 public beaches just in the famous Hotel Zone alone.
There are secluded beaches with very few if any, facilities, there are beaches crowded with tourists in front of hotels that line the tourist area, there are beaches more frequented by locals, and there are beaches lined with restaurants and beach clubs.
There is truly any type of beach you could want in Cancun.
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Calm Waters For Swimming
One of the best things about Cancun’s beaches is that they are known for their calm Caribbean waters that are perfect for swimming.
This is particularly a bonus for those traveling to Cancun with children.
Whether you just feel like taking a dip or catching a glimpse of the underwater world by snorkeling or diving, you’ll love the water in Cancun.
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Awesome Beach Clubs
If you like a little excitement and entertainment with your beach days, then Cancun is the right place to be.
There are numerous awesome beach clubs that can be found in different areas along the 14 miles of beaches in the vacation destination.
Mandala Beach Club and Coco Bongo Beach Club are two that are super popular among tourists visiting the area.
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Soft White Sand And Crystal Clear Turquoise Water
Crystal clear, turquoise blue water bordered by soft white sand is what makes Cancun’s beaches some of the best in the world.
The sand is perfect for sunbathing and relaxing the day away on the beach, and the water is clear enough to see tropical fish swimming in the sea.
This is truly what beach vacation dreams are made of.
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Plenty Of Things To Do Nearby
Even in an amazing beach vacation destination like Cancun, you probably don’t want to spend all of your time on the beach, and you don’t have to.
There are so many things to do in and around Cancun that you could explore for weeks and still not see it all.
From adventure parks to boat tours and museums to Mayan ruins, there is always something new to do and see in Cancun and the rest of the Mexican Caribbean.
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All-Inclusives With Exclusive Beaches
One of the great things about the Cancun Hotel Zone is that it runs along the coast, so all of the all-inclusive hotels in the area are on or near a beach.
Some of the hotels even have their own exclusive beaches designated specifically for their guests.
At some of these, they offer cabanas and lounge chairs right on the beach, so guests can enjoy the beach in luxury.
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Getting To Cancun Is Easier Than Ever
Last but not least, another important thing that makes Cancun such an amazing beach vacation destination is how easy it is to get there.
Just from the United States alone, there are nonstop flights from 40 different cities and from Canada, 21 cities.
This means getting to Cancun for that much-needed beach getaway is easier than ever!
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