Blue flag beaches in Cancun
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The blue flag certificate is an international eco-label that establishes a coastal environment to a standard of great quality, safety and access. Cancun happens to be the leader all around Mexico in number of beaches with this certificate (7 as of march 2018). In this list we will show you where you can find these beaches!


Playa El Niño

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This beach is the northernmost in this list. It is located in route to Puerto Juaréz, and it cherishes an authentic feeling to it as it is frequented mostly by the locals. Being so close to many fishing ports, you’ll be able to find great places to eat fresh seafood!


Playa Las Perlas

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Located in the first kilometer of the Hotel Zone. This beach is also a local favorite, as it is closer to the city center. It’s not usually crowded, and it’s a great place to enjoy some family time close to the docks.


Playa Chac Mool

Named in honor to the Mayan sacred sculptures. Playa Chac Mool is located at the 10th kilometer in the heart of the Hotel Zone. This beach enjoys a great environment, and you’ll be close to many beach clubs and different activities.


Playa Marlín

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A bit of a hidden treasure of Cancun. Located in the 13th kilometer of the Hotel Zone, it’s not as easy to spot as the rest in the list. However, it’s coast is between the largest of the city and it’s white sand seems to be the softest for your feet.


Playa Ballenas

Another hidden wonder. Located in the 15th kilometer of the Hotel Zone, between some of the most prestigious hotels of the city, this beach relishes in stunning views and a private setting without all the extra charges.


Playa Delfines

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Known to the locals as “El Mirador”, this beach is one of the most iconic spots in the city. Its elevated nature sets the perfect shot for the classic pictures in the “Cancun” sign. An amazing place to contemplate the vastness of the ocean and the Caribbean colors.


Playa Coral

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This Pet Friendly beach located at the 25th kilometer of the Hotel Zone is a wonderful spot to sit under the shade of palm trees to enjoy a picnic in the decks and tables that you’ll find at your service. A romantic spot to watch the waves until the moon comes up.


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