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Playa Caracol

Blvd. Kukulcan km.8, Cancun 77504, Mexico
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Bring your snorkel gear

Great little beach. Beautiful clear water and lots of areas to relax. We tried to find a snorkel... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carrie1999
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Boise, Idaho
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Beautiful beach

We think it is the most beautiful beach in Cancún. The water is nice and the sand is without small... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2018
Zdeněk H
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The touristy center of the region, with prestigious hotels, clusters of shopping plazas and the convention center nearby.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice beach” (6 reviews)
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Blvd. Kukulcan km.8, Cancun 77504, Mexico
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"nice beach"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful water"
in 4 reviews
"mini boat tour"
in 2 reviews
"island exploration"
in 2 reviews
"free rental"
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"free swimming"
in 2 reviews
"small tour"
in 2 reviews
"private area"
in 2 reviews
"hotel zone"
in 5 reviews
"snorkeling tour"
in 2 reviews
"public beach"
in 2 reviews
"coco bongo"
in 3 reviews
"ultramar"
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"waves"
in 4 reviews
"stone"
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"oxxo"
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"ferry"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little beach. Beautiful clear water and lots of areas to relax. We tried to find a snorkel rental site but could not so we bought new. Had a great time snorkeling not a ton of fish but if you look long enough and are...More

1  Thank Carrie1999
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Reviewed February 15, 2018

We think it is the most beautiful beach in Cancún. The water is nice and the sand is without small stones and seaweed.

Thank Zdeněk H
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

Small beach but close to the OXXO for beer etc. Near a Super Chedraui too. Water is warm and clean. There are beach chairs to rent ($15 for 2?). Delfines Beach is MUCH better but shop ahead.

1  Thank duderest2
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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Small but nice beach in Cancun near from the hotels and bars zone. You can relax and have a great time here.

1  Thank Francisco C
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

Arriving by car, I got street parking even with some kind of roadway maintenance going on. Wearing sturdy beach/walking shoes, I meandered through the shopping area with a waterbottle in tow, and caught a cheap lift to La Isla. I thankfully brought my own snorkel...More

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Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

We missed the Ultramar ($35 roundtrip pp) and found a small tour boat by luck for $65 pp including roundtrip fare, snorkeling tour, lunch, free one hour island exploration time, and free swimming where they anchor the boat in a private area (shallow enough to...More

1  Thank kewpiemayodoll40
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Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here after breakfast and a little shopping downtown. It was a public beautiful beach with awesome water! The downside was parking, no public bathrooms, nowhere to change, and limited space since most of the resorts take up the beach...but once we navigated that...More

Thank Fillmore6
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

I was here in Nov-Dec of 2016. At the time there was a terrible seaweed issue. Even though there was so much seaweed, it didn't take the focus of, how beautiful the crystal blue water was. This is in a good location and everyone can...More

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

It is just beautiful! Small playground for small kids close to the beach! View was stunning nothing like it!

Thank Allan C
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

Playa Caracol is located close the Hotel Zone and is one of Cancún's most popular beaches for some of the following reasons. It has nice sand and beautiful turquoise water. It has a pleasant ambiance so families use it because of its flat seabed and...More

Thank John M
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samantha_rome
February 18, 2015|
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Response from karmenka-lag |
hello, the beach its small honeslty, its public acces between hotels and other public Access. sometimes local people get there because the wáter is not Deep and perfect for kids, and perfect for splash in a hot day. there... More
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