Playa Delfines




Tranquility in the Yucatán

Behold, Cancun travelers: a place to escape the crowds, the resorts and the cramped beaches of the ever-popular Yucatán Peninsula.

This hidden gem is called Playa Delfines, and though it isn’t too far from the Hotel Zone, it manages to stay under the radar and provide a more secluded, serene experience for beachgoers.

Peace Galore, Not Much More

If you’re going to make the trek to Playa Delfines, there are a few things to keep in mind. Due to heavy currents and rough waters, it’s not an ideal beach for swimming. Also, there are no restaurants, bars, resorts or shops here.

You’ll have to bring all your supplies and snacks for the day, but that’s the trade-off for the peace and quiet you’ll enjoy on this stretch of sand.

Playa Delfines offers incredible views of the region, and is also known for the colorful Cancun sign that welcomes visitors to its shores. Remember to bring your camera or phone—this is great selfie material.

And to unwind and enjoy the sunshine, try to get here early enough to claim a palapa, which are available at no charge. Otherwise, you’ll have to tough it out on your beach towel or blanket; there are no chair or umbrella rentals here.

Getting Here

Though this section of Cancun is easy to find by driving or renting a taxi (and offers free parking), you can alternatively take a bus to Playa Delfines.

Playa Delfines at a Glance


Country or State:Mexico

Access:By car, by taxi, by bus

Best time to visit:May to August - best hotel rates

High Season:December to April

Low Season:May to November


  • Free-to-use palapas
  • Lifeguards
  • Public restrooms

Beach Type:

  • White sand
  • Saltwater
  • Secluded