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Playa Delfines Photo courtesy of Tristan Higbee Flickr
  • Km 18, near Punta Nizuc

    Cancún 77500

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Playa Delfines (Dolphin Beach), also known as El Mirador (The Lookout), is located at km. 20 in the Hotel Zone. Most of the 14 miles of beach in Cancun are absolutely beautiful, but What makes Playa Delfines exceptional is the fact that there are no hotels, restaurants, or anything else built on this beach. It is easily accessible by bus or there is free parking available and chairs and umbrellas for rent. There are also clean, well-maintained restrooms available and no beach vendors to speak of. There are lifeguards but the water can be very rough here so swim with extreme caution.







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Kristin Busse

Ten Best Logo 03 Local Expert Says:

"Take food, water and sunscreen. There aren't any stores close to Playa Delfines."

Best for Beaches Because: Playa Delfines is the only beach in Cancun's Hotel Zone that does not have hotels or restaurants on it.