Playa Delfines
Playa Delfines
4.5
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The dazzling waters, palapas (thatched huts), and phenomenal ocean views are some of the highlights at Playa Delfines. This is Cancun’s largest free public beach and is loved by travelers due to the gentle waves and clean waters. It’s also the only beach in the Hotel Zone without towering resorts in the vicinity and one of the rare few that offers free parking. Swing by in the morning to win a chance of spotting dolphins frolicking from the lookout platform. Or just admire the unobstructed vistas of the Caribbean Sea. Don’t miss the vibrant block-lettered Cancun sign at El Mirador, a popular photo spot. – Tripadvisor
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  • Hayley
    12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    They close the bathroom/showers at 5pm!
    I was told that this was the only public beach in Cancun. It was nice and clean and we found a palapa. However, they closed the bathrooms and turned off the shower water exactly at 5pm, which was really unfortunate. I went end of April on a Monday.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 May 2023
  • Papayaved
    Cancun, Mexico442 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best public beach in Cancun
    The best and cleanest public beach in Cancun. The beach has public sun shelters but there are also the biggest waves in Cancun. You can reach it by buses R1 or R2. There are El Rey Mayan ruins in the other side of the road
    Visited August 2023
    Written 23 August 2023
  • 12Travel_bug12
    London, United Kingdom103 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great if you're not driving there.
    Lovely place to visit. Free umbrellas everywhere if you're lucky enough to get one. Good life guards. Only problem is you have to pay the scammers for the free parking lots or they'll key your car. We gave a guy 20 pesos when we arrived he complained it wasn't enough. Told him we'd pay when we left. Left him hanging as he couldn't run as fast as I can drive 🤣🤣🤣
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 October 2023
  • R D
    Georgia Coast, Georgia58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Picturesque
    An absolutely gorgeous beach, with crystal blue waters and gentle rolling waves. We were there for seven hours. They have public restrooms, free umbrellas to sit underneath, and some vendors selling snacks and drinks on the beach later in the day. If you plan on getting an umbrella/shade be sure to get there earlier in the day (before 11). It is also a hopping spot for photos, we saw two quinceañera photoshoots happening while we were there. Parking is a crazy situation, so walk if you can or get there earlier so you can get a spot relatively close.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 January 2024
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Signe Osan O
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Beautiful beach.

No sunbeds.

There is showers and toilets. The toilets were filthy. And no toilet papir. Unless you ask a person outside for it.
Written 9 January 2024
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R D
Georgia Coast, GA58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
An absolutely gorgeous beach, with crystal blue waters and gentle rolling waves. We were there for seven hours. They have public restrooms, free umbrellas to sit underneath, and some vendors selling snacks and drinks on the beach later in the day. If you plan on getting an umbrella/shade be sure to get there earlier in the day (before 11). It is also a hopping spot for photos, we saw two quinceañera photoshoots happening while we were there. Parking is a crazy situation, so walk if you can or get there earlier so you can get a spot relatively close.
Written 8 January 2024
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Jack O
Minneapolis, MN4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Beautiful beach! Lots of spots to stay in the shade or soak in the sun. The showers and bathrooms on site are well maintained.
Written 30 December 2023
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Ilovepalms
125 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Pittoresk Beach with Azur water, water ist chopy. If calm, would be perfect for sunbathing and staying all day. Visited April 22.
Written 17 October 2023
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12Travel_bug12
London, UK103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Lovely place to visit. Free umbrellas everywhere if you're lucky enough to get one. Good life guards.

Only problem is you have to pay the scammers for the free parking lots or they'll key your car. We gave a guy 20 pesos when we arrived he complained it wasn't enough. Told him we'd pay when we left.

Left him hanging as he couldn't run as fast as I can drive 🤣🤣🤣
Written 1 October 2023
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Papayaved
Cancun, Mexico442 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
The best and cleanest public beach in Cancun. The beach has public sun shelters but there are also the biggest waves in Cancun.

You can reach it by buses R1 or R2. There are El Rey Mayan ruins in the other side of the road
Written 23 August 2023
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Gwendolyn V
10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Pretty but not worth it. Waves are SO rough, you'll get pummeled, like bathing suit ripped off, claw clip gone forever kind of pummeled. The beach is really beautiful from a distance but there are so many other nicer areas. No shade and crowded. Parking is free but attendants make you feel like you have to tip them. Parking lot smells like pee. Steep sloped descent to beach is hard to walk up when you're hot and sandy. Skip entering the water on this one and go straight to Playa Caracol or Playa Langosta. Water is soooo much calmer and clearer. P.S. for Playa Caracol, walk down towards the Riu Palace for the perfect less crowded clear water area and good snorkeling off the beach.
Written 21 August 2023
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Adam and Cam W
6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
SUPER choppy and strong waters, not great if you have kids under 10 years old. We stayed for 5 minutes before packing up and moving to a different beach.
Written 27 May 2023
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Hayley
12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
I was told that this was the only public beach in Cancun. It was nice and clean and we found a palapa. However, they closed the bathrooms and turned off the shower water exactly at 5pm, which was really unfortunate. I went end of April on a Monday.
Written 3 May 2023
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Bakhtier N
Moscow, Russia46 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
The place is beatufil but not to enjoy the swiming in the sea with kids. The steep descent into the water. For adults it might be fine. But for the families with kids there are otger places much more suitable.
Written 21 April 2023
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