Beaches in Cancun
Cancun is the most famous Mexican resort, revered all over the world. There are magnificent and very clean beaches, the azure sea and the wonderful warm sun. The beaches of Cancun should be distinguished, since among them there are extreme ones - with strong currents in large waves, and there are ordinary ones, with calm water. So, we go to the best sandy beaches of Cancun.
It is a small island just a few kilometers from the coast. The name translates as the Island of Women - there are many statues of the goddess of fertility, revered by the Maya Indians. In the north of the island there are crowded sandy beaches, while on the south side there is an almost impassable rocky coast. Isla Mujeres has become a national park and is protected by the state. Part of the island rests on a rock, part on a coral reef that is part of the Mesoamerican Reef system. Its age is venerable - about 125,000 years. Divers who come here from all over the world are still looking for the treasures of the ancient Mayans among the corals..
Of interest is the island's underwater museum, created by the sculptor Jason Taylor. It is located in the water area of the marine park. Strange statues seem to live at the bottom.
Playa del Carmen
To the south of Cancun is the cozy resort town of Playa del Carmen, famous for its endless beaches. However, the waters here are unsafe due to sharks. There are even "shark" rides here. Predators roam the local waters from November to March, so there are several ways to look at bull sharks during this period. Extremals are offered to sink to the bottom with a group of divers ... and swim there next to a flock of huge sharks. It is believed that the risk is minimal, since cannibalistic habits of well-fed and clumsy bull sharks have not been noticed.
And those who are afraid are "threatened" by a 15-minute immersion in a steel cage. There is nothing to fear here, but there is enough adrenaline for a vacation.
The cutest beach in Cancun is located not far from Punta Nizuc. This is the 18th kilometer of the coastline of the hotels. It is called Playa Delfines - "Dolphin Beach". People come here not only to swim, but also to take pictures and shoot videos. The beach is located on a hill, and an observation deck was prudently built on it. Kites often soar up here..
However, there are dangerous underwater currents here. Strong storm surges also occur. Therefore, swimming too far from the shore is life-threatening..
It can rightfully be considered a "family" beach: the entrance to the water here is flat and gentle. The white sand is very popular with tourists. People come here to sunbathe in the morning, but there is enough space for everyone, even for local craftsmen blowing glass figures from quartz sand right in front of amazed vacationers. This beach can be found in travel guides and under a different name - Playa Las Palmas.