Turtle Beach

Vacation Travel Guide
Playa Linda featuring tropical scenes, a beach and general coastal views

Watch fishermen unload their catches at the marina, mingle with locals or just watch the ferries come and go; downtown Cancun’s closest beach buzzes with activity.

The promenade of Linda Beach marks the meeting point of the Caribbean Sea and the freshwater lagoon on which Cancun is built, Laguna Nichupte. This beach is the departure point for many charter boat and ferry operations and is the site of Cancun’s iconic rotating scenic tower.

Take a stroll along Playa Linda’s sandy shore to mingle with Cancun locals. The beach offers excellent people-watching opportunities and is always busy. The water is a picturesque turquoise blue, and warm. Due to the beach’s proximity to Cancun’s major marina, water traffic is heavy and the waters can be dirty and dangerous at times.

Walk the length of the beach until you reach El Embarcadero, the thriving marina precinct. From here, you can board a charter fishing boat, join a dolphin-watching cruise or take the ferry to Isla Mujeres. In the afternoons, gather with locals and tourists as fisherman return to unload their daily catches.

Playa Linda is home to La Torre Cancun, a rotating scenic tower that carries you high above the marina. Enjoy stunning views across the city of Cancun, and watch the waves breaking up and down the coastline from above. This is one of the best views in Cancun, and the entrance fee is minimal.

Playa Linda is also the location of many of Cancun’s best hotels. The area is popular among tourists due to its good-natured energy, and as a launch point for offshore Cancun Adventures.

Playa Linda is located approximately three miles (five kilometers) from downtown Cancun and is best reached by bus or taxi. As the beach is public, it is open all hours, and there is no entrance fee. Paid parking for the beach is available at the marina.

Top Hotels Close to Turtle Beach

Occidental Costa Cancún All Inclusive
Occidental Costa Cancún All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan Km 4.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $230 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
This Zona Hotelera property is on the beach, 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Puerto Cancun Marina Town Center, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Plaza Las Americas and La Sagrada ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,362 reviews)
"Very clean and quiet"

Reviewed on Jan. 18, 2022

Occidental Costa Cancún All Inclusive
Temptation Cancun Resort  -All inclusive - Adults Only
Temptation Cancun Resort -All inclusive - Adults Only
4.5 out of 5
Boulevard Kukulcan Km 3.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $392 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera property is within 1 mi (2 km) of Las Perlas Beach and Playa Tortugas. Langosta Beach and Puerto Cancun Marina Town ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (2,172 reviews)
"Food was not good but I appreciate the attempt at variety"

Reviewed on Jan. 19, 2022

Temptation Cancun Resort -All inclusive - Adults Only
Grand Oasis Palm All Inclusive
Grand Oasis Palm All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Boulevard Kukulkan km 4.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $262 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
Nestled on the beach, this Zona Hotelera property is within 2 mi (3 km) of Jardín del Arte, Langosta Beach, and Playa Tortugas. Tortuga Beach and Puerto Cancun ...
3.4/5 (1,028 reviews)
"Nice property"

Reviewed on Jan. 12, 2022

Grand Oasis Palm 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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Best Lodging Options Near Turtle Beach

Hotel Imperial las Perlas
Hotel Imperial las Perlas
3.5 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan Km 2.5, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $72 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
Hotel Imperial las Perlas
Temptation Cancun Resort  -All inclusive - Adults Only
Temptation Cancun Resort -All inclusive - Adults Only
4.5 out of 5
Boulevard Kukulcan Km 3.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $392 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
Temptation Cancun Resort -All inclusive - Adults Only
Occidental Costa Cancún All Inclusive
Occidental Costa Cancún All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan Km 4.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $230 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Occidental Costa Cancún All Inclusive
Grand Oasis Palm All Inclusive
Grand Oasis Palm All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Boulevard Kukulkan km 4.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $262 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
Grand Oasis Palm All Inclusive
Cancun Bay Resort - All Inclusive
Cancun Bay Resort - All Inclusive
3 out of 5
Boulevard Kukulkan KM 3.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $233 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5
Cancun Bay Resort - All Inclusive
Aquamarina Beach Resort
Aquamarina Beach Resort
3 out of 5
Blvd. Kukulcan Km 4.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $95 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Aquamarina Beach Resort
Hotel Casa Maya
Hotel Casa Maya
3.5 out of 5
Boulevard kukulcan km 5.5 zona hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $125 per night from Feb 4 to Feb 5
Hotel Casa Maya
Oasis Palm All Inclusive
Oasis Palm All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Boulevard Kukulcan Seccion C, Lote 1 Zona Hotelera, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $239 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Oasis Palm All Inclusive
The Tower by Temptation Cancun Resort  - All Inclusive - Adults Only
The Tower by Temptation Cancun Resort - All Inclusive - Adults Only
4.5 out of 5
Blvd Kukulcan Km 3.5, Zona Hotelera Mz32 Lt D3 D4 D5, Cancun, QROO
The price is CA $499 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
The Tower by Temptation Cancun Resort - All Inclusive - Adults Only
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.