The Best Blue flag beaches in Cancun

Cancun, Quintana Roo, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico and the world, largely because of its great nightlife, but also for its characteristic white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, ideal for an excellent vacation, since its beaches are certified with the Blue Flag.

The European Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) grants Blue Flag certification to public beaches meeting environmental standards for safety and services, so the beaches that have this certification recognized as the safest and cleanest. The Mexican Caribbean proudly has nine (9) Blue Flag certified beaches, of which six (6) of them are in Cancun, these are the six wonders that you should not miss on your next vacation.


Playa Las Perlas

Playa Las Perlas location: km 2,5 of Kukulcan Boulevard

Playa Las Perlas is one of the first beaches in the hotel zone, at km 2. This beach is ideal to go with children since the sea is quite calm in this area and at the entrance to the beach there is a playground

Because of its proximity and excellent services such as free parking and palapa rental. On Sundays, it is full of local families who are going to enjoy the day but from Monday to Thursday it is practically empty, making it a great option to visit.

Playa Chac Mool

Playa Chac Mool location: kilometer 10 of Boulevard Kukulcan

It is one of the most popular beaches in Cancun, not only because it is in one of the busiest areas of the hotel zone, but also because it has a wide area of sand and medium-sized waves anyone can enjoy.

During the prime seasons this beach is a party full of sun-seeking tourists. Near this beach is the well-known Mandala Beach beach club and around it you will find different bars, restaurants and hotels. Here you can rent umbrellas and lounge chairs to spend the day relaxing while you enjoy your day.

Playa Marlin

Playa marlin location: kilometer 13 of Boulevard Kukulcan

This beautiful beach behind Plaza Kukulcan is the favorite of wave lovers, perfect for practicing water sports such as surfing. Playa Marlín has one of the best infrastructures among the five blue flag beaches in Cancun, it has bathrooms, tables for rent, chairs, cots, drinks and snacks such as restrooms, tables for rent, chairs, cots, and food and drink services, are offered to both locals and foreigners.

This beach is ideal for lovers of diving and snorkeling, as it is near a coral reef that is an ideal place to explore marine life.


Playa ballenas

Playa ballenas location: Km 14 of the Cancun Hotel Zone, between Punta Cancun and Punta Nizuc

This beach is in the heart of the Hotel Zone, It is known for its crystal clear water and its impressive views. Here you can do activities such as snorkeling, windsurfing and paddle surfing, and there is also a wide variety of services on the beach, such as bars and restaurants. It is a popular place to spend a day at the beach or just relax and enjoy the sun and the sea.

Playa delfines

Playa delfines location: Kilometer 18 of Kukulcan Boulevard

This beach, also known as El Mirador. This sunny little piece of heaven has a spectacular panoramic view for its almost 30-kilometer beach, from here you can appreciate the great variety of blue tones that the ocean of Cancun gives to tourists; If you are a fan of sunrises, then you can revel in the beauties of nature here. TIP: this beach is five (5) minutes walking from the GR Solaris Cancun Resort.

It is at the farthest end of the hotel zone, but it is the perfect place to delight your eyes with the Caribbean Sea, not for nothing has it become an essential place for your photos on social networks.

Playa Lobster

Playa Lobster location: km 5 in front of Isla Mujeres

It is one of the less crowded than the previous ones, but it is still worth visiting. The beach has a wide expanse of white sand and crystal clear water, perfect for swimming and enjoying water sports. There are also several bars and restaurants nearby where you can enjoy a meal or drink while admiring the views of the beach. In short, Playa Langosta is an ideal place to relax and enjoy a day at the beach in Cancun.


If you are planning to visit a Blue Flag certified beach, we give you some recommendations for education and environmental information that will help you have a more pleasant experience:

  1. Know the Beach Rules and Regulations: Some Blue Flag certified beaches have restrictions on permitted activity and rules of conduct. Find out before you go.
  2. Keep the beach clean and respect the natural environment. Do not litter or harm the local fauna and flora, since certification depends on this.
  3. Be careful when entering the sea,there are many currents even on calm days. Always swim within designated areas and follow warning signs. If you are an inexperienced swimmer, consider swimming near a lifeguard tower post.
  4. It is prohibited to swim if you drink excessive alcoholic beverages.
  5. Respect others: Maintain a respectful conduct and do not disturb other bathers.
  6. Bring everything you need:: Make sure you have enough water, sunscreen and food, as some of the Blue Flag certified beaches may not have some services available.
  7. Do not leave trash on the beach. Use the containers shown for it or take a bag specifically for it and bring it back to dispose of it properly at your hotel.
  8. Use environmentally friendly sunscreen and insect repellent.
  9. Remember, the Blue Flag certification is a sign that the beach meets quality and sustainability standards, so, by following these recommendations, you will help maintain its beauty and health for future generations.

You already know, if you're looking for a more environmentally friendly beach experience, the Blue Flag certified beaches in Cancun are a great option. Don't wait any longer and book your trip today!