Playa Delfines

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Rough waves make swimming and some watersports too dangerous in this region, but there are still a number of beachside activities at the Playa Delfines for vacationers to enjoy. These rarely frequented sands are a great place for a game of beach volleyball or football.

Set in Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, Playa Delfines is on the East edge of Mexico. You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying nearby. Travelers who prefer walking over driving to their next destination will find that Playa Delfines is a good choice for them. It's within walking distance of so many hotels and activities, and isn't far from the city's major hubs.

How to Access The Beach
As Boulevard Kukulcán curved into a hill at Km 18 near Ruinas del Rey is where you will find Playa Delfines.

Amenities and Ambiance

The picturesque shores of the Playa Delfines are excellent for a myriad of beach activities. Located just south of Chacmool, this coastline features breathtaking views, cool island breezes, and spectacular sand dunes.

There is also a snack bar here. You might also have the option to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Although Playa Delfines is a public beach, this coastline is hardly ever crowded, making it the perfect getaway spot for an afternoon picnic or romantic walk. If you're looking for a private place to sunbathe, this is the right beach for your retreat.

Bear in mind that Playa Delfines's location is rather congested, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the East coast of Mexico. It is close to Iberostar Cancun Golf Course, which is seen a half mile to the south west, and it is one of a number of favorite destinations in the area.

Historical attractions like Ruinas del Rey offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Playa Delfines, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Cancun, without straying too far from the coastline. In fact, this coastline is located just a short distance away from this place of historical interest.

If you can't wait to see as many of Cancun's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Delfines
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Iberostar Cancun Golf Course Golf Course 0.4 mi. SW --
Oasis Cancun Golf Club Golf Course 0.6 mi. N --
Ruinas del Rey Historical Site 0.7 mi. SSW --
Paradisus Cancun Golf Club Golf Course 1.1 mi. N --
Caliente Casino Slot Machine Arcade 1.3 mi. N --
Playcity Sports Betting Sports Betting Shop 2.3 mi. NNE --
Studio Dante Art Gallery 2.4 mi. NNE --
Interactive Aquarium Cancun Aquarium 2.9 mi. N --
Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin Historical Site 3.0 mi. NNE --
Atlantida at Parque Nizuc Dolphin Encounter Service 3.9 mi. SW --
Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok Golf Course 4.6 mi. N --
Museo Arqueológico de Cancún Museum 4.7 mi. NNE --

Cities and Towns

Playa Delfines is close to Cancun, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Guests visiting Playa Delfines who are looking for other opportunities for exploration might consider heading over to Cancun, which is in the vicinity and is an area full of activity. From Playa Delfines, Cancun isn't out of reach at eight and a half miles (14 kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Because this beach is in a relatively popular vacation destination, it usually isn't very difficult to find the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you and your group are hoping to book a place that's on or near the ocean, the table below lists the closest options to Playa Delfines.

Accommodations near Playa Delfines
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Golden Parnassus 0.1 mi. W Resort
The Royal Islander 0.1 mi. NNW Resort
Iberostar Cancun All Inclusive 0.2 mi. SW Resort
Royal Caribbean 0.2 mi. N Resort
Omni Cancun Hotel & Villas 0.4 mi. N Resort
Oasis Cancun All-inclusive 0.6 mi. N Resort
El Pueblito Beach Hotel 0.8 mi. SSW Resort
Fiesta Americana Cozumel All Inclusive 0.9 mi. N Resort
Crown Paradise Club Cancun (All-Inclusive) 0.9 mi. SSW Resort
Golden Crown Paradise Spa 0.9 mi. SSW Resort


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so there's no need to go too far from the sea. One of the nearest places to eat is Cayo Largo. The restaurant serves International cuisine. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Playa Delfines
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cayo Largo -- International -- 0.1 mi. NNW
Subway Cucumatz -- American Very Casual 0.4 mi. N
McDonald's Cucumatz -- American Very Casual 0.4 mi. N
Captain's Cove 885-0016 Caribbean Informal 0.4 mi. N
Hoya 19 Clubhouse -- -- -- 0.4 mi. SW
Harry's Prime Steakhouse And Raw Bar (998) 840-6550 International Fine Dining -- --
Laguna Grill -- -- -- 1.0 mi. N
Pizza Hut Itzaes -- Italian Very Casual 1.0 mi. N
El Shrimp Bucket -- -- -- 1.1 mi. N
Bahia (998) 881-2000 International Very Casual 1.2 mi. N
Champions Restaurant Sports Bar (998) 881-2000 American Informal 1.2 mi. N
Gustino (998) 848-9649 Italian Fine Dining 1.2 mi. N

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach in Mexico will have lots of options besides Playa Delfines.

You may also like Playa Paraiso, which is in a pretty active location. It is located 11 miles to the north. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, you might enjoy Playa Ballenas. It is located just a little ways away.

You may also enjoy Punta Nizuc, which is an additional nearby Cancun destination.

There's plenty to see and do in Cancun, and Playa Delfines is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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