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Playa Linda

Watch fishermen unload their catches at the marina, mingle with locals or just watch the ferries come and go; downtown Cancun’s closest beach buzzes with activity.

The promenade of Linda Beach marks the meeting point of the Caribbean Sea and the freshwater lagoon on which Cancun is built, Laguna Nichupte. This beach is the departure point for many charter boat and ferry operations and is the site of Cancun’s iconic rotating scenic tower. 

Take a stroll along Playa Linda’s sandy shore to mingle with Cancun locals. The beach offers excellent people-watching opportunities and is always busy. The water is a picturesque turquoise blue, and warm. Due to the beach’s proximity to Cancun’s major marina, water traffic is heavy and the waters can be dirty and dangerous at times. 

Walk the length of the beach until you reach El Embarcadero, the thriving marina precinct. From here, you can board a charter fishing boat, join a dolphin-watching cruise or take the ferry to Isla Mujeres. In the afternoons, gather with locals and tourists as fisherman return to unload their daily catches.

Playa Linda is home to La Torre Cancun, a rotating scenic tower that carries you high above the marina. Enjoy stunning views across the city of Cancun, and watch the waves breaking up and down the coastline from above. This is one of the best views in Cancun, and the entrance fee is minimal.

Playa Linda is also the location of many of Cancun’s best hotels. The area is popular among tourists due to its good-natured energy, and as a launch point for offshore Cancun Adventures. 

Playa Linda is located approximately three miles (five kilometers) from downtown Cancun and is best reached by bus or taxi. As the beach is public, it is open all hours, and there is no entrance fee. Paid parking for the beach is available at the marina.


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Temptation Cancun Resort - All Inclusive- Adults Only

Boulevard Kukulcan Km 3.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera property is within 1 mi (2 km) of Las Perlas Beach, Turtle Beach, and Langosta Beach. Tortuga Beach and Cancun Golf Club at Pok Ta Pok are also within 3 mi (5 km).

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    Riu Palace Peninsula All Inclusive

    Blvd Kukulkan, Km 5.5 Lote 6-C, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Zona Hotelera, this beachfront property is next to a golf course and within a 15-minute walk of Langosta Beach and Tortuga Beach. Cancun Golf Club at Pok Ta Pok and Turtle Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Cancun Bay Resort - All Inclusive NT$2,843
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      Cancun Bay Resort - All Inclusive

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        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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        The Tower by Temptation Cancun Resort - All Inclusive - Adults Only NT$9,272
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        Blvd Kukulcan Km 3.5, Zona Hotelera Mz32 Lt D3 D4 D5, Cancun, QROO
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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          Aquamarina Beach Resort NT$1,916
          Aquamarina Beach Resort

          Aquamarina Beach Resort

          Blvd. Kukulcan Km 4.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Museum of Popular Mexican Art and Turtle Beach. Tortuga Beach and Langosta Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            Grand Oasis Palm All Inclusive NT$4,890
            Grand Oasis Palm All Inclusive

            Grand Oasis Palm All Inclusive

            Boulevard Kukulkan km 4.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera property is within a 15-minute walk of Jardín del Arte and Langosta Beach. Tortuga Beach and Turtle Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

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              Ocean Spa Hotel Cancun

              Blvd Kukulcan Km 3.5, Cancun, QROO
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Jardín del Arte and Langosta Beach. Tortuga Beach and Turtle Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                Occidental Costa Cancún All Inclusive
                Occidental Costa Cancún All Inclusive

                Occidental Costa Cancún All Inclusive

                Blvd. Kukulcan Km 4.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This Zona Hotelera property is on the beach, 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Puerto Cancun Marina Town Center, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Plaza Las Americas and La Sagrada Familia Parish. Las Plazas Outlet Cancun and La Isla Shopping Mall are also within 9 mi (15 km).