Playa El Cuyo
Playa El Cuyo
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RudySzymon
Chicago, IL1,249 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Great white sand beach with only few people sunbathing. I walked for a couple of miles toward Holbox everyday and maybe saw 10-15 people. Little-bit more crowded when Kite-surfing schools lessons are in progress.
Written December 3, 2023
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Realdave1
Ponta Delgada, Portugal118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
What a fantastic beach Miles of unspoiled palmtree laden coast

When the sun comes up enjoy a walk or run along the deserted shore Stay in one of the many small Mexican places on the beach
Written February 8, 2023
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Tony B
Jacksonville, FL38 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Brown muddy water. Seaweed everywhere. Stinks. The bugs are awful. Water too rough for swimming. There are better beaches without the crowds than this
Written February 24, 2022
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Christina T
New York, NY6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
Paradise tucked away on a wild beach. I LOVE El Cuyo…it’s like Tulum was before all the crazy. I forgot what day it was and didn’t want to leave!
Written December 27, 2021
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Andrea P
Tulum4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
Don’t get your hopes up for a pristine beach like Tulum on a good day. Thankfully, so far El Cuyo has very little of the conspirituality, grift, crime, mayhem, or cost of Tulum either. It’s very “chill” off-season. It’s NOT Ibiza 2.0. Thank God. Tons of kite-surfers due to daily breezy conditions. I’ve been here twice now, once in July and once in November, and love the town but the beach can be gross. Not garbage gross, just a lot of various kinds of rotting sea-grasses, and occasional sargassum just floating in massive blobs in the water or on the shore. Just got back and there were thick blobs of something whitish resembling sheared sheep’s wool all along the shore that acted like quicksand if you trod on it. I think it was the decomposed inner threads of sea grass that had been uncovered by recent storms. Anyway, the water was murky. Nothing would have made me wade past the sargassum into the still-murky but slightly clearer water. It just didn’t invite you to swim. Even just walking from our house (beautiful view) down to the pier wasn’t really enjoyable due to debris, sand fleas, and stench of the shore. Sad, because this quaint little fishing village is quickly being bought up by foreigners fleeing Tulum, Playa, and Cancun, there’s non-stop construction noise, 3-story condos next to old, original one-story cabañas, and there are at least twice as many structures as when I was there just two years ago. There is still a long siesta here. You need to get up and go out to do your shopping early or wait between 11-4 until things start to open up again. There’s no grocery store and no wine or liquor sold, and no wild bars or discos, which keeps things nice and calm. Of course, there’s still beer. So you have to get up and run around to the butcher, fish-monger, cervecería, fruteria/verdulería, bakery, tortilleria, corner store for preserved milk & dairy and unrefrigerated eggs. Fortunately the whole town is only a few blocks big so this is actually kind of fun. No Tour Salesmen pestering you in the streets or on the beach - Hallelujah! Super fresh seafood available in all the restaurants as this is a commercial fishing port but not a sport-fishing locale. I love El Tiburon restaurant because it’s just so home-y and authentic. Food is great. Service is pretty awful/absent everywhere, though. Good place to slow down.
Written November 27, 2021
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Jon G
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
El Cuyo is one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve seen miles of beach with 40 people on it most of the time
Written July 9, 2021
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yogababy57
Campbell River, Canada17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
The beach in front of our hotel LunArena was beautiful. This area is quite windy at times but when it's not the swimming is great. You can also watch the kite surfers as this is a popular area for it.
Not crowded at all
Written January 21, 2020
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Havi M
Inver Grove Heights, MN115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Quiet fishing town with pristine beaches and kind, helpful locals. After going here for the day we decided we will definitely return and would have preferred this to Holbox (where we spent 4 days).
Written November 30, 2019
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MartaPastor
Playa del Carmen, Mexico104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Love El Cuyo beaches, free of Sargasso, Very quiet beaches. Loved the fact that there were times the beach was for myself.
Written August 17, 2019
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Andrew R
Swindon, UK534 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
We love to beach walk but we never did come to the end of this wonderful beach. Lots of shells, too, if you're interested in that.
Written March 19, 2019
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