The beaches in Mexico are touted by locals as some of the best attractions that the region has to offer.
If you are looking forward to the beach more than anything, JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa has what you need. This lodging is set on the water, so tourists can spend all day every day under the sun if they want. There are plenty of other visitors who enjoy this popular section of Cancun, making for an active and social scene; keep in mind, though, it is known to get overly-crowded during the busy season.
Of course, since JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa is positioned directly on Playa Ballenas, laying out in the sun is a popular pastime 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 vacationers who are eager for some variety, the following options each offer something a little different. Clicking on each link below allows you to see more details:
|Playa Marlin||1.2||NNE||7.6 mi. Southeast of Cancun|
|Playa Delfines||1.4||S||8.6 mi. Southeast of Cancun|
|Playa Chacmool||2.8||NNE||7.5 mi. East-Southeast of Cancun|
|Playa Caracol||3.4||NNE||7.0 mi. South of Isla Mujeres|
|Playa Tortugas||3.4||N||6.8 mi. South of Isla Mujeres|
|Punta Nizuc||3.9||S||10.6 mi. South-Southeast of Cancun|
|Playa Langosta||4.0||N||5.3 mi. East of Cancun|
|Playa Linda||4.1||NNW||4.6 mi. East-Southeast of Cancun|
Playa Marlin is probably the most convenient option to visit near the resort. 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.
Stopping by a community or town near your resort can be a nice day trip that brings variety to your trip, whether you're interested in seeing a famous natural attraction, or interacting with the locals while on your trip. JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa is located in Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, a neighborhood in Mexico; it's eight miles (12 and a half kilometers) to the southeast of Cancun.
The following table contains a listing of areas near JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa:
|downtown Cancun, Mexico||6.2||NW|
|Puerto Juarez, Mexico||6.9||NNW|
|Sac Bajo, Mexico||9.4||NNE|
|Colonias, Isla Mujeres||10.2||N|
|Downtown Isla Mujeres, Isla Mujeres||11.9||N|
|Riviera Cancun, Mexico||14.4||SSW|
|Puerto Morelos, Mexico||18.0||SSW|
JW Marriott Cancun Resort and Spa serves as a great locale for active visitors. There are many fun activities to be enjoyed when starting at this lodging. In fact, this region is simply full of places for travelers to explore, such as Cinepolis, Parque De Las Palapas, and . Of the three, the closest is Cinepolis.
Several more of this property's nearest attractions are listed in the table below.
|Cinepolis||Movie Theater||5.4||NW||Downtown Cancun, Mexico|
|Parque De Las Palapas||Park||6.2||NW||Downtown Cancun, Mexico|
|Historical Site||6.3||NW||Downtown Cancun, Mexico|
|Movie Theater||6.5||NW||Downtown Cancun, Mexico|
|Movie Theater||1.6||N||7.3 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico|
|Interactive Aquarium Cancun||Aquarium||1.5||N||7.3 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico|
|Movie Theater||1.7||N||7.3 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico|
|Park||6.6||NW||Downtown Cancun, Mexico|
|Zoo||3.5||N||6.1 mi. East-Southeast of Cancun, Mexico|
|Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin||Historical Site||1.7||NNE||7.5 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico|
|Ruinas del Rey||Historical Site||2.1||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||5.2||SW||10.2 mi. South of Cancun, Mexico|
|Delphinus Dolphin Swim||Dolphin Encounter Service||3.8||NNE||6.7 mi. South of Isla Mujeres, Mexico|
|Punta Nizuc National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||4.0||S||10.7 mi. South-Southeast of Cancun, Mexico|
|El Meco Mayan Ruins||Historical Site||8.8||N||4.8 mi. Northeast of Cancun, Mexico|
|Garrafon Reef Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||8.8||NNE||2.1 mi. South-Southeast of Isla Mujeres|
|Punta Sur Lighthouse||Lighthouse||8.8||NNE||2.3 mi. Southeast of Isla Mujeres|
|Ekab Maya Ruin||Historical Site||8.7||NNE||2.5 mi. Southeast of Isla Mujeres|
|Park||9.5||N||Sac Bajo, Mexico|
|Hiking Trail||9.4||NNE||1.4 mi. Southeast of Isla Mujeres|
|Dolphin Discovery||Dolphin Encounter Service||10.3||N||0.6 mi. West of Isla Mujeres|
|Hiking Trail||10.5||N||0.7 mi. Northwest of Isla Mujeres|
|Lighthouse||11.0||N||1.5 mi. Northwest of Isla Mujeres|
|Cave||11.3||N||1.4 mi. North-Northwest of Isla Mujeres|
|Monument||11.7||N||Downtown Isla Mujeres, Isla Mujeres|
|Lighthouse||11.7||N||Downtown Isla Mujeres, Isla Mujeres|
|Isla Mujeres Cemetery||Historical Site||11.8||N||Downtown Isla Mujeres, Isla Mujeres|
|Monument||11.8||N||Downtown Isla Mujeres, Isla Mujeres|
If you're looking for a chance to see something a little different, Cinepolis might be just right for you. 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.
Getting details about nearby accommodations is oftentimes a great means of getting a feel for the area as whole. You'll be able to find no shortage of additional places to think about before coming to a decision, as this portion of Mexico plays host to an exceptional variety of resorts and hotels to choose from. To find additional information about lodging options available in the area, view the following table.
|Hard Rock Hotel Cancun||0.1||N||7.8 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico|
|CasaMagna Marriott Resort Cancun||0.1||SSW||7.9 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico|
|Le Meridien Cancun Resort & Spa||0.2||NNE||7.8 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico|
|Great Parnassus Resort And Spa||0.3||NNE||7.8 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico|
|Paradisus Cancun Resort||0.3||SSW||8.0 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico|
|Ritz-Carlton Cancun||0.4||NNE||7.8 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico|
|Fiesta Americana Cozumel All Inclusive||0.5||SSW||8.1 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico|
|Oasis Cancun All-inclusive||0.8||SSW||8.2 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico|
|Royal Sands||0.8||NNE||7.6 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico|
|Casa Turquesa Boutique Hotel||0.9||NNE||7.6 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico|
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