Playa Linda

While visiting Playa Linda, you'll never be at a loss for things to do. There are all kinds of activities at this beach including excellent swimming conditions and great spots for watersports. One of the most popular beach sports in this area is surfing. The surfing zone is only a few yards from the beach, which is also a river mouth where crocodiles sun themselves on the shores, and you can also spot large turtles, water fowl and iguanas. But beware, the surf here is powerful, and can be dangerous for swimming.

Located in the northern part of Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, Playa Linda is on the East coast of Mexico. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying very close. Those vacationers who thrive in busy, social environments won't regret their visit to Playa Linda.

How to Access The Beach

Playa Linda is only a ten minute drive north from Ixtapacoarse on Kulkulkan Boulevard.

Amenities and Ambiance

Playa Linda is one of Cancun's most unique and fascinating beaches, with rounded rocks at the shoreline. This beach is usually full of interesting driftwood and excellent spots for beach exploration.

There is also a snack bar here. You may also have the option to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. This beach is one of the most popular sandy spots for locals. Buses make scheduled stops to this easy-access beach, and the fares are extremely cheap. Cruise ship patrons also dock on Playa Linda to visit coastal restaurants and shopping centers.

Since Playa Linda is located within a major tourist area, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the East coast of Mexico. Teatro Cancun is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of a few popular spots in the area.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Museo Arqueológico de Cancún. This museum is relatively near Playa Linda, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Playa Linda
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Teatro Cancun Dinner Show and Theater 0.2 mi. E --
Playboy Club Cancun Casino 1.7 mi. E --
Bull Ring Sporting Event Venue 1.9 mi. W --
Dubai Palace Casino Slot Machine Arcade 2.1 mi. W --
Recorcholis Arcade Gambling Arcade 2.1 mi. W --
Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok Golf Course 2.2 mi. ESE --
Casino Palace Bingo Parlor 2.2 mi. W --
Iglesia de Cristo Rey Historical Site 2.6 mi. WNW --
Puerto Cancun Golf Course Golf Course 2.6 mi. NW --
Interactive Aquarium Cancun Aquarium 3.0 mi. SE --
Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin Historical Site 3.1 mi. SE --
Museo Arqueológico de Cancún Museum 3.2 mi. ESE --

Cities and Towns

Playa Linda is close to Cancun, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Playa Linda visitors hoping to find a little additional excitement might consider going to Cancun, which is close-by and is a particularly busy area of Cancun. From the coast, Cancun is a quick trip away, about four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Vacationers hoping to find a place to stay close to Playa Linda shouldn't find it that difficult, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to choose from in the surrounding area. You will find the closest and most convenient booking options by viewing those shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Playa Linda
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Caribbean Princess Resort 0.1 mi. N Hotel
Elan Resort And Spa All Inclusive 0.1 mi. E Resort
Ocean Spa Hotel 0.2 mi. N Resort
Barcelo Costa Cancun 0.2 mi. E Resort
Gran Caribe Real Resort and Suites 0.2 mi. E Resort
Aquamarina Beach Hotel 0.2 mi. NE Hotel
Temptation Resort and Spa 0.2 mi. N Resort
Club Verano Beat Hotel 0.4 mi. N Hotel
Oasis Palm Beach 0.4 mi. E Resort
Hotel Be Live Palm Beach 0.4 mi. E Resort


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to walk to a nearby restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without having to go far. One of the closest restaurants is La Bagueteria. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's not far off the beach at all.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Playa Linda
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
La Bagueteria -- -- -- 0.1 mi. NE
Correo Espanol -- -- -- 0.1 mi. E
Rio Churrascaria -- -- -- 0.2 mi. N
Pearls Restaurant (998) 849-4606 Mexican Informal 0.2 mi. NE
Restaurante La Palapa (998) 849-4606 Caribbean Informal 0.2 mi. NE
Fat Tuesday -- -- -- 0.2 mi. E
Mexicano Bar -- -- -- 0.2 mi. E
Coco's Cozumel (529) 872-0241 American, Mexican -- 0.4 mi. N
The Cove -- -- -- 0.7 mi. E
Dolcimente Pompeii -- -- -- 1.0 mi. E
Cap't Charlies -- -- -- 1.0 mi. E
Calypso's Seafood (998) 214-5393 Mexican Informal -- --

Other Beaches

Mexico has several beautiful beaches, so Playa Linda is just one of your options.

You might also enjoy Playa Paraiso, a popular beach beloved by tourists. It is located six and a half miles to the northeast. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, you might find what you want at Playa Langosta. You'll find it just a little ways away.

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

Perhaps Playa Linda is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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