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Delfines Beach
Vacation Travel Guide

Catch some waves or just escape the crowds at this peaceful beach that's long been a firm favorite with locals.

This quiet beach is the perfect location for all kinds of beach lovers. Playa Delfines’ wide, sandy shores are expansive, and seem to stretch for miles. You’ll have no problem finding a quiet spot on this beach, despite it being a popular destination. Catch a few waves, or swim with the kids in the lifesaver-patrolled area. Fringed by Cancun’s dazzling turquoise waters, and with no hotels in the immediate vicinity, Playa Delfines provides the laid-back beach experience that many come to Cancun in search of.

Secure a shady spot under one of the many free umbrellas and spread out your towel. Once you arrive, you won’t want to leave, so finding a shady spot is a must. The beach is home to medium-sized waves and is popular amongst surfers. While there is nowhere to hire surfboards at the beach, it is possible to do so from downtown Cancun.

During the day, Playa Delfines is patrolled by lifesavers, making it a great place to come with small children. Close to the shore, the waves are gentle, and parents are afforded peace of mind knowing that there is a trained medical officer on site.

Playa Delfines translates to “Dolphin Beach”, and is one of the best places in Cancun to see these majestic creatures. They can often be seen from the shore, but chartered tours are also available for those wanting a more intimate experience.

While there are no large restaurants at Playa Delfines, many street vendors operate at the beach offering authentic Mexican cuisine. Aimed at the locals, the food is more traditional and less expensive than in many of the more tourist-orientated restaurants. Try local specialties like fresh fish wrapped in a banana leaf, or Kibis, an old Yucatan favorite.

Playa Delfines is located 10.5 miles (17 kilometers) from downtown Cancun and is best reached by bus or taxi. Playa Delfines offers free parking, a rarity at the beaches of Cancun. This public beach is open all hours, although lifesavers are only present during the day. There is no entrance fee for the beach.

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Iberostar Selection Cancun All Inclusive
Iberostar Selection Cancun All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Boulevard Kukulcan, Km. 17, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $285 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12

Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera resort is within a 15-minute walk of Delfines Beach, El Rey Ruins and Maya Cancun Museum. Aquaworld is 1.2 mi (2 km) ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,836 reviews)

"The property was beautiful, the staff was extremely kind and helpful. The food was pretty good didn’t care much for the American Bistro because the food was over cooked but that could of been a one time incident."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 1, 2020

Iberostar Selection Cancun All Inclusive
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulkan km 16.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $293 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9

Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera resort is within a 10-minute walk of Aquaworld and Maya Cancun Museum. Delfines Beach and El Rey Ruins are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (3,655 reviews)

"The property and staff were amazing. The food was delicious and the drinks can't be beat. Great atmosphere."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 4, 2020

Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive
GR Solaris Cancun & Spa - All Inclusive
GR Solaris Cancun & Spa - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulkan Km. 19.5, Lt 59-2, Sección A, 2 da etapa Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $180 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 15

Located in Zona Hotelera, this beachfront resort is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of El Rey Ruins and Delfines Beach. Aquaworld and Maya Cancun ...

4.1/5Very Good! (3,033 reviews)

"Very clean property and courteous staff. Everyone was so nice and helpful. The poolside entertainment was great. Izrael taught yoga by the beach, Zumba, and water aerobics in the pool and he was awesome!!!!! He was very knowledgeable and encouraging to those who were new to these activities. The ..."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 3, 2020

GR Solaris Cancun & Spa - All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Iberostar Selection Cancun All Inclusive
Iberostar Selection Cancun All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Boulevard Kukulcan, Km. 17, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $285 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
Iberostar Selection Cancun All Inclusive
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulkan km 16.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $293 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun - All Inclusive
GR Solaris Cancun & Spa - All Inclusive
GR Solaris Cancun & Spa - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulkan Km. 19.5, Lt 59-2, Sección A, 2 da etapa Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $180 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 15
GR Solaris Cancun & Spa - All Inclusive
Crown Paradise Club Cancun All Inclusive
Crown Paradise Club Cancun All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Boulevard Kukulcan Km 18.5, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $227 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
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Paradisus by Melia Cancun - All Inclusive
Paradisus by Melia Cancun - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Boulevard Kukulkan Km 16.5, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $331 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 10
Paradisus by Melia Cancun - All Inclusive
Coral Level at Iberostar Selection Cancun Adults Only - All Inclusive
Coral Level at Iberostar Selection Cancun Adults Only - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Boulevard Kukulkán KM 17 B, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $399 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
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Emporio Cancun All Inclusive
Emporio Cancun All Inclusive
Blvd Kukulcan, Retorno Gucumatz, Km 17, Lote 49 Segunda Etapa, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $234 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 17
Emporio Cancun All Inclusive
Emporio Cancun
Emporio Cancun
3.5 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan, Retorno Gucumatz, Km.17, Lote 49, Segunda Etapa, Zona Htl., Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $139 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
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GR Caribe By Solaris Deluxe All Inclusive Resort
GR Caribe By Solaris Deluxe All Inclusive Resort
4 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan Km 20.5, Lote 64, Section A, 2nd entrance, Hotel Zone, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $188 per night from Jan 4 to Jan 5
GR Caribe By Solaris Deluxe All Inclusive Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.