Playa Delfines or Dolphin Beach, is one of the most famous tourist sites in Cancun, and therefore, in Mexico. Not only is it located a few miles from the hotel zone of the city, but it is also the preferred beach for locals, which allows all visitors to experience the authenticity of Mexico.
Playa Delfines is also the perfect place to sample some of the local food, as it is full of vendors offering tourists the best culinary options in Cancun, at an affordable price.
Without a doubt, Playa Delfines every tourist should visit Playa Delfines during their trip to Cancun. It has white sand, crystal clear turquoise waters, extensive marine life, and a lot to do.
Additionally, its extensive coastline makes it the perfect place to spend a quiet day listening to the waves reach the shore.
Here’s everything you need to know about Playa Delfines:
Snorkeling, surfing, and other water sports
Playa Delfines is essentially the perfect destination for all those who practice extreme water sports, such as snorkeling and surfing.
On the beach, you can also practice bodysurfing, and there are options for adventurers who are not so expert with water sports, such as boat trips, kayaking, and then some.
We must emphasize that Playa Delfines has high waves, and they may even be higher than average. However, far from being just a beach for water sports enthusiasts, it is also the perfect place for those looking to relax.
How? You might wonder! Very easy. Playa Delfines has very few visitors, which makes it the perfect place to find a free space on the sand and sit down to read a book, enjoy a good chat with friends and family, or watch your children play in the sand. Best of all, no one will be around to bother you.
Of course, you can bathe in Playa Delfines, but it is recommended that less experienced swimmers and children be on the shore, as a precaution.
However, everyone will be safe on this beach, which brings us to the next point.
Lifeguards are there for you
Playa Delfines is one of the safest water parks in all of Mexico, due to its constant vigilance and lifeguards. Its lifeguards will be there to help you when you need it, not only for emergencies, but also for directions, recommendations, or if you prefer, to take a picture with them and have a short chat.
It is turtle season!
Playa Delfines is not only an oasis for tourists who enjoy the sea, sun, and sand, but it is also the perfect ecosystem for marine life. The place is ecologically protected for turtles.
Between May and September, the turtles come to the beach to lay their eggs and then retreat to the beach. Such is the life of turtles. Several of these species lay hundreds of eggs that later reach the sea to feed and grow to their normal size, and in their adult life, return to the beach where they were born and lay their own eggs.
Hopefully, you will be able to see this beautiful act of nature. Just be aware that this happens at night, and lifeguards only work during the day, so be careful not to dive into the water at night.
It is very cheap and accessible
Everything about this beach is designed for you to enjoy to the fullest. And despite being a tourist area, Playa Delfines offers the best of Cancun at the best price.
If you are located in the hotel zone of Cancun, you can get there on foot, but if you are located in a more remote area, you can get there by taxi, or you can drive there yourself. Parking and entrance are completely free, and in addition, the beach is open 24 hours a day.
Additionally, the palms to rest on the beach are free of charge, and even Playa Delfines has a free area for children. Of course, Playa Delfines is the locals’ favorite beach, and it is their pride, and therefore, they keep the facilities very clean, so take that into account when you visit it.
You must try the local food
Unlike other beaches in Cancun, Playa Delfines does not have restaurants. This makes it possible to appreciate the beauty of nature in all its fullness. However, you should not worry, because you will have plenty of options to eat, since local on-foot vendors offer all kinds of traditional Mexican food at a good price. Otherwise, you can bring your own food already prepared.
Now, what are you waiting for? Contact us and start your dream adventure. And when you’re at Playa Delfines, don’t forget to take a photo of the colorful Cancun logo.