What's Located Around Hard Rock Hotel Cancun

The handsome beaches in Mexico are considered the most-visited attractions that the region has to offer.

If all you can think about is the beach, Hard Rock Hotel Cancun is the perfect locale for you. This lodging is located right along the water and sand, so guests can spend their whole trip soaking up the sun if that will make them happy. Beware that there are a lot of people who enjoy this popular section of Cancun, creating an active and social scene; keep in mind, though, it can get overly-crowded during the busy season.

Nearby Beaches

Needless to say, since Hard Rock Hotel Cancun is located on Playa Ballenas, relaxing at the water's edge is popular with guests staying here. The waters off of the Playa Ballenas are sometimes rough, which make them less than ideal for swimming but beachgoers can enjoy outdoor activities like parasailing, tubing, and volleyball. Of course, more leisurely pursuits such as sunbathing are also encouraged and can be a great way to rest up between adventures. For travelers who are eager for some variety, its not difficult to find another beach to experience. Click on the names below to view a detailed discussion:

Beaches Near Hard Rock Cancun
Beach Distance Direction Location
Playa Marlin 1.1 NNE 7.6 mi. Southeast of Cancun
Playa Delfines 1.5 S 8.6 mi. Southeast of Cancun
Playa Chacmool 2.7 NNE 7.5 mi. East-Southeast of Cancun
Playa Tortugas 3.3 N 6.8 mi. South of Isla Mujeres
Playa Caracol 3.4 NNE 7.0 mi. South of Isla Mujeres
Playa Langosta 3.9 N 5.3 mi. East of Cancun
Punta Nizuc 4.0 S 10.6 mi. South-Southeast of Cancun
Playa Linda 4.1 NNW 4.6 mi. East-Southeast of Cancun

The most convenient option is Playa Marlin. Because the waters around the Playa Marlin beach tend to be rough, swimming can be difficult and even dangerous off these shores. But the same conditions that make it dangerous for swimmers make it ideal for watersports, particulary sail boarding and parasailing.

Nearby Areas

Stopping by a community or town near your hotel can act as a nice day trip, whether you'll be exploring the area's exciting nightlife, or simply experiencing some of the local culture while on your trip. Hard Rock Hotel Cancun is found in Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, a neighborhood in Mexico; it's eight miles (12 and a half kilometers) to the southeast of Cancun.

The table below lists the areas that are closest to Hard Rock Hotel Cancun:

Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods Nearby
Area Name Distance Direction
downtown Cancun, Mexico 6.2 NW
Puerto Juarez, Mexico 6.8 NNW
Cancun, Mexico 7.8 NW
Sac Bajo, Mexico 9.3 NNE
Colonias, Isla Mujeres 10.1 N
Isla Mujeres 10.2 N
Downtown Isla Mujeres, Isla Mujeres 11.8 N
Riviera Cancun, Mexico 14.5 SSW
Puerto Morelos, Mexico 18.1 SSW

Nearby Attractions

Interactive Aquarium Cancun

Travelers in search of plenty of activities while visiting Mexico will find that Hard Rock Hotel Cancun makes a great home-base to start their excursions. In fact, this section of Cancun has a lot of spots for vacationers to explore, like Cinepolis, Parque De Las Palapas, and Iglesia de Cristo Rey, to name a few. Of the three nearby attractions, the closest is Cinepolis.

These provide just a sample of all your options; for more attractions in this area, see those shown in the table below.

Attractions Near Hard Rock Cancun
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Cinepolis Movie Theater 5.4 NW Downtown Cancun, Mexico
Parque De Las Palapas Park 6.2 NW Downtown Cancun, Mexico
Iglesia de Cristo Rey Historical Site 6.2 NW Downtown Cancun, Mexico
Movie Theatre Movie Theater 6.4 NW Downtown Cancun, Mexico
Movie Theater Cancun Movie Theater 1.5 N 7.3 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico
Interactive Aquarium Cancun Aquarium 1.5 N 7.3 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico
Movie Theatre Movie Theater 1.6 N 7.3 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico
Kids Park Benito Juarez Park 6.6 NW Downtown Cancun, Mexico
Pepe's Tigres Zoo 3.4 N 6.1 mi. East-Southeast of Cancun, Mexico
Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin Historical Site 1.6 NNE 7.5 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico
Ruinas del Rey Historical Site 2.2 SSW 8.9 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico
Museo Arqueológico de Cancún Museum -- -- 7.1 mi. South of Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Atlantida at Parque Nizuc Dolphin Encounter Service 5.3 SW 10.2 mi. South of Cancun, Mexico
Delphinus Dolphin Swim Dolphin Encounter Service 3.7 NNE 6.7 mi. South of Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Punta Nizuc National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 4.1 S 10.7 mi. South-Southeast of Cancun, Mexico
El Meco Mayan Ruins Historical Site 8.7 N 4.8 mi. Northeast of Cancun, Mexico
Garrafon Reef Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 8.7 NNE 2.1 mi. South-Southeast of Isla Mujeres
Punta Sur Lighthouse Lighthouse 8.7 NNE 2.3 mi. Southeast of Isla Mujeres
Ekab Maya Ruin Historical Site 8.7 NNE 2.5 mi. Southeast of Isla Mujeres
Pirate Mundaca Park Park 9.4 N Sac Bajo, Mexico
Bluffs Trail Hiking Trail 9.3 NNE 1.4 mi. Southeast of Isla Mujeres
Dolphin Discovery Dolphin Encounter Service 10.2 N 0.6 mi. West of Isla Mujeres
Hiking Trails Hiking Trail 10.4 N 0.7 mi. Northwest of Isla Mujeres
El Farito Lighthouse 10.9 N 1.5 mi. Northwest of Isla Mujeres
Caves And Arches Cave 11.2 N 1.4 mi. North-Northwest of Isla Mujeres
Fisherman's Statue Monument 11.6 N Downtown Isla Mujeres, Isla Mujeres
Lighthouse Lighthouse 11.7 N Downtown Isla Mujeres, Isla Mujeres
Isla Mujeres Cemetery Historical Site 11.7 N Downtown Isla Mujeres, Isla Mujeres
Ixchel Goddess Statue Monument 11.7 N Downtown Isla Mujeres, Isla Mujeres

If you're on the lookout for somewhere interesting to go, Cinepolis may be just what you're looking for. Screening all of the latest releases out of Hollywood, Cinepolis is the spot to go when you're in the mood to relax with a big tub of popcorn and enjoy a few hours of entertainment on the big screen.

Nearby Accommodations

When deciding where to book your stay, it can often be a good idea to learn more about nearby lodging possibilities in order to get a feel for the area. Readers will be able to find plenty of additional destinations to learn about before coming to a decision, as this portion of Mexico offers travelers a terrific range of resorts and hotels to choose from. The table below shows all of the hotel booking possibilities you'll find close-by.

Accommodations near Hard Rock Cancun
Accommodation Distance Direction Location
JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa 0.1 S 7.9 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico
Le Meridien Cancun Resort & Spa 0.1 NNE 7.8 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico
Great Parnassus Resort And Spa 0.2 NE 7.8 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico
CasaMagna Marriott Resort Cancun 0.2 SSW 7.9 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico
Ritz-Carlton Cancun 0.3 NNE 7.8 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico
Paradisus Cancun Resort 0.4 SSW 8.0 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico
Fiesta Americana Cozumel All Inclusive 0.6 SSW 8.1 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico
Royal Sands 0.7 NNE 7.6 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico
Casa Turquesa Boutique Hotel 0.8 NNE 7.6 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico
Oasis Cancun All-inclusive 0.9 SSW 8.2 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico
 

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