Playa Las Perlas

Beachgoers will love all of the opportunities for exciting watersports available at the Playa Las Perlas beach, which boasts some of the best waves for boogie boarding and surfing. But you don't need any equipment to take advantage of this beautiful spot - these are also some of the safest waters in the area for swimming. The sands of the Playa Las Perlas are also perfect for sandy pursuits of all kinds, such as a pick-up game of volleyball.

Located in the vicinity of Cancun, Playa Las Perlas is on the East coast of Mexico. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying very close. If activity and variety isn't your thing, you'll be glad that most of Cancun's beaches are quite calm and serene. Of course, some vacationers come to Cancun looking for activity, and are better off visiting Playa Las Perlas, one of the few beaches that draws a significant crowd.

How to Access The Beach

Playa Las Perlas is located off Kulkulkan Boulevard, near Imperial las Perlas Cancun.

Amenities and Ambiance

With plenty of sunshine and dazzling crystalline waters, Playa Las Perlas is the perfect tropical beach for active vacationers. The Playa Las Perlas Beach is also conveniently located near the Hotel Zone action.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to order some food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Most vacationers that visit the Playa Las Perlas beach come to this stretch of sand to enjoy great watersports in the calm waters. This beach is public, so no matter if you're an adventure seeker or just want to lazily lounge in the sun, you can enjoy all that these sands have to offer.

Bear in mind that the area surrounding Playa Las Perlas is a popular spot, so show up early.

What's Nearby


Playa Las Perlas is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the East coast of Mexico. It's located near Teatro Cancun, which is seen one and an eighth miles to the southeast, and it is among the area's attractions.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Cancun, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Iglesia de Cristo Rey, which is accessible on foot or in a cab.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Las Perlas
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Teatro Cancun Dinner Show and Theater 1.1 mi. SE --
Bull Ring Sporting Event Venue 1.4 mi. WSW --
Puerto Cancun Golf Course Golf Course 1.6 mi. NW --
Recorcholis Arcade Gambling Arcade 1.6 mi. WSW --
Casino Palace Bingo Parlor 1.7 mi. W --
Iglesia de Cristo Rey Historical Site 1.8 mi. W --
Dubai Palace Casino Slot Machine Arcade 1.8 mi. SW --
Playboy Club Cancun Casino 2.5 mi. SE --
Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok Golf Course 3.0 mi. SE --
Caliente Sports Betting Sports Betting Shop 3.1 mi. W --
El Meco Mayan Ruins Historical Site 3.8 mi. N --
Museo Arqueológico de Cancún Museum 4.0 mi. ESE --

Cities and Towns

Tourists at Playa Las Perlas who are looking for a little additional excitement should think about heading to Cancun, because it's close-by and is an active, busy area. From Playa Las Perlas, Cancun is not far away, maybe four miles (six and a half kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Vacationers looking to find a place to stay not far from the beach shouldn't find it very tough, as there is no shortage of hotels and resorts to pick from in the surrounding area. Find the closest booking options by perusing those listed below.

Accommodations near Playa Las Perlas
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Imperial Las Perlas Cancun 0.1 mi. S Hotel
Holiday Inn Arenas 0.1 mi. SSE Hotel
Club Verano Beat Hotel 0.6 mi. SE Hotel
Temptation Resort and Spa 0.8 mi. SE Resort
Ocean Spa Hotel 0.9 mi. SE Resort
Caribbean Princess Resort 0.9 mi. SE Hotel
Aquamarina Beach Hotel 0.9 mi. SE Hotel
Elan Resort And Spa All Inclusive 1.0 mi. SE Resort
Gran Caribe Real Resort and Suites 1.1 mi. SE Resort
Barcelo Costa Cancun 1.1 mi. SE Resort


If during your visit you start getting hungry, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is Calypso's Seafood. The restaurant serves delicious Mexican food. They are also famous for their seafood.

The table below lists restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Playa Las Perlas
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Calypso's Seafood (998) 214-5393 Mexican Informal -- --
Coco's Cozumel (529) 872-0241 American, Mexican -- 0.6 mi. SE
Rio Churrascaria -- -- -- 0.8 mi. SE
Pearls Restaurant (998) 849-4606 Mexican Informal 0.9 mi. SE
Restaurante La Palapa (998) 849-4606 Caribbean Informal 0.9 mi. SE
La Bagueteria -- -- -- 0.9 mi. SE
Correo Espanol -- -- -- 1.1 mi. SE
Fat Tuesday -- -- -- 1.1 mi. SE
Mexicano Bar -- -- -- 1.1 mi. SE
Buenos Aires Grill -- Argentenian Informal 1.4 mi. W
Taco Factory 8830750 Mexican Informal 1.4 mi. W
The Buzz Cafe -- International Very Casual 1.4 mi. W

Other Beaches

Playa Las Perlas isn't the only beach worth checking out in Mexico.

Another location you might enjoy is Playa Paraiso, which is home to plenty of activity. It is located six and a half miles to the northeast. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, Playa Linda could be a good option for you. You'll find it only a short distance away.

Another location you may want to try is Playa Lancheros, located six and a half miles to the northeast.

Maybe Playa Las Perlas is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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