Three Little-Known Beaches in Cancun and How to Get There

The beaches of Cancun are the favorite destination of many and many Mexicans. (Photo: Pixabay)

The sea it is one of the most surprising elements that nature has given to the world, even countless people love to go to beaches sunbathe and relax to the sound of the waves. Cancún It is the favorite place of many and many to spend an unforgettable vacation, because the beauty of its landscapes are found in very few places.

In fact, according to the leading American magazine Forbes, this city appears as one of the favorite destinations of Mexicans and many foreigners, for this reason it is very common that the best-known beaches are very crowded.

But that shouldn’t be a problem, since the area is full of different little known places that can be enjoyed with family and friends. Below are three little-known beaches that are definitely worth visiting.

Xcacel Beach (Photo:
Xcacel Beach (Photo:

It is one of the most preserved by biologists and researchers, since the area is home to different species of turtles. It is a protected beach that does not offer the usual tourist services. Visitors can only arrive during the day, when the turtles are not on the site.

The activities that should be used are surf, snorkeling, diving and a list of ecotourism activities. It should be noted that there is a considerable amount of fish that can be captured very well by the crystal clear waters with a turquoise hue. Another attraction is the cenote Xcacelito of fresh water

Normal hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., because it is a nature reserve, it is not allowed to enter in a drunken state, enter with horns or leave garbage in the area. The address is kilometer 247 of Federal Highway 307, Cancun – Tulum in the town of Chan Chemuyil.

Punta Brava Beach (Photo: Guillén Pérez / Flicker)
Punta Brava Beach (Photo: Guillén Pérez / Flicker)

It is one of the many charming corners that are 40 minutes from Cancun. Punta Brava it is one of the less crowded beaches in the area because there are abundant rocks in some parts of the sea, however, it is a suitable place to camp and appreciate the stars.

Multiple recreational activities can be carried out, among which diving; too stands out for the number of birds that are constantly flying over area. Another attraction is that it is located very close to the route of the cenotes, so visitors can get away and explore the natural wonders.

This place stands out for being one of the starting points of the Mayan Riviera. The beach is close to different restaurants and many clubs with beautiful views of the sea. It is located on the coast of the Riviera, between Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

Turtle in the waters of Akumal (Photo: @Cuartoscuro)
Turtle in the waters of Akumal (Photo: @Cuartoscuro)

The area stands out for being a nature sanctuary with transparent waters that protects the few remaining species of the coconut palm, a fruit and tropical tree that is also found in countries such as the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Akumal It is a Mayan word that means “turtle land” because it is another of the favorite sites of these animals. The place is characterized by its caves, underground rivers and its spectacular bay.

can be enjoy various activities such as bike rides, snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, kayaking, exploring the nearby cenotes and hiking through the jungle. You can also visit the Akumal Ecological Center.

It is located on the coastal strip of the Yucatan Peninsula, 105 kilometers from Cancun on the Tulum – Cancun/Mexico 307 highway.


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