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Playa Tortugas, Cancun

3.5
#2 of 16 in Beaches in Cancun
Beach · Nature / Park
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Immerse yourself in the busy beach at Playa Tortugas, a sandy strip lined with cafes, restaurants, and bars. Relax with the lively crowds, renting an umbrella and deck chair to cool down after a roast in the sun. Take a swim or try out something more adventurous, such as jet skiing, with a wealth of rental stores located along the beach. When the mood strikes you, wander over to one of the lively beach bars to listen to dance music and enjoy an ice cold beverage. Plan your Playa Tortugas visit and explore what else you can see and do in Cancun using our Cancun tour itinerary builder site.
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  • Great beach with lots of distractions, shops, restaurants, vendors abound but not to worrisome. One day of bad seaweed infestation, cleaned up the next. Alexis is the best beach Mesero. Kept my... 
    Great beach with lots of distractions, shops, restaurants, vendors abound but not to worrisome. One day of bad seaweed infestation, cleaned up the next. Alexis is the best beach Mesero. Kept my...  more »
  • Very beautiful sand and landscape view. Clean but rather small. The waves are not very strong. A bit cold water in a February morning. 
    Very beautiful sand and landscape view. Clean but rather small. The waves are not very strong. A bit cold water in a February morning.  more »
  • I have traveled to Cancun about 5 times. Each time it was an amazing experience of great food, hospitality, music, and of course, the gorgeous water and local ruins, discos and market places. Go. 
    I have traveled to Cancun about 5 times. Each time it was an amazing experience of great food, hospitality, music, and of course, the gorgeous water and local ruins, discos and market places. Go.  more »
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  • The beach is not the cleanest, and most importantly, the coastline and the water are full of algae - Sargasso. In some places it is simply impossible to swim, because. legs get tangled in seaweed. There are small swimming areas in the water, and there is algae there too. And we also came to swim at sunset, when there was no one on the sunbeds, i.e. we would not interfere with the hotel guests. But the hotel staff made us take our beach bag with towels off the sun loungers and put them on the sand, because, according to this person, only those who paid for the hotel can use the sunbeds. Awful, there was no one, but the hotel staff fundamentally refused to simply put our towel on the sunbed. There were also no places to change clothes.
  • Water is ehh just good vibes free seats and umbrellas if you consume at the restaurant and free entertainment from all the jet skies driving around
  • This is a beautiful beach area with some fun snorkeling. It’s a free beach, there are shopping and food options. Access to the Ferry to Isla Mujeres, ⛴ and Catamarans. Bus stop located there. We would go down and around the rock area where additional beach is and spreading out of people! Enjoy!
  • Public beach where you can spend the day at. Several restaurants and bars around the area. Sometimes, the shoreline might get covered with seaweeds tho but I think it just depends on what month or season you're visiting. Could also get really crowded as it is open to everyone. The bathrooms are not free. There are also activities you can do like bungee jumping and parasailing.
  • I went here based on the reviews so let me give a real one. This is a ferry station on the beach. There's a restaurant and hotel nearby. There's really not enough space on the beach to have a view. I wouldn't go here again. The seaweed is really stinky here.

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