Punta Nizuc

Punta Nizuc is perhaps the least popular of all the beaches in Cancun, but vacationers who don't know better and overlook this beach are missing out. The underwater view is one of the best in the area, so snorkeling and diving is a favorite pastime. On stormy days the waves can be fierce, but otherwise you should experience a calm and welcoming sea.

Located in Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, Punta Nizuc is on the East edge of Mexico. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. Peace and quiet is what you'll find at the majority of Cancun's beaches, but Punta Nizuc offers those same relaxation qualities without having to be too far removed from the city's activity.

How to Access The Beach
Punta Nizuc is located just in front of Club Med off Kukulcan Boulevard.

Amenities and Ambiance

Punta Nizuc is slightly rocky, but still covered in a blend of white and tan colored sand. The waters are shallow and warm, and known for their marine life and underwater habitat. A main draw of this beach is the underwater statue called "The Garden of Hope."

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Be mindful that the area right around Punta Nizuc is a bustling area, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Punta Nizuc is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the East coast of Mexico; the area hosts attractions such as Ruinas del Rey, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Museo Arqueológico de Cancún, one of the closest museums, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Punta Nizuc
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Ruinas del Rey Historical Site 1.9 mi. N --
Iberostar Cancun Golf Course Golf Course 2.2 mi. N --
Atlantida at Parque Nizuc Dolphin Encounter Service 2.3 mi. W --
Riviera Cancun Golf Golf Course 3.1 mi. WSW --
Oasis Cancun Golf Club Golf Course 3.2 mi. N --
Paradisus Cancun Golf Club Golf Course 3.6 mi. N --
Caliente Casino Slot Machine Arcade 3.8 mi. N --
Playcity Sports Betting Sports Betting Shop 4.9 mi. N --
Moon Palace Spa & Golf Club Golf Course 4.9 mi. SW --
Studio Dante Art Gallery 4.9 mi. N --
Interactive Aquarium Cancun Aquarium 5.5 mi. N --
Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin Historical Site 5.6 mi. N --

Cities and Towns

It may take some traveling to get there, but Cancun is the closest population center. although there are some smaller settlements closer to the beach.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Because the beach is situated in a relatively popular tourist area, it is not usually all that difficult to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. For vacationers looking to book a place that's near the beach, the table below lists the closest accommodation options to Punta Nizuc.

Accommodations near Punta Nizuc
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Westin Resort & Spa Cancun 0.4 mi. N Resort
The Westin Regina Resort Cancun 0.5 mi. N Resort
Sun Palace 0.9 mi. N Resort
Bel Air Collection 1.0 mi. N Resort
Royal Solaris Cancun 1.1 mi. N Resort
Solymar Beach Resort 1.4 mi. N Resort
Sens Del Mar - Formerly Grand Oasis Playa 1.5 mi. N Resort
Sens Del Mar 1.5 mi. N Hotel
GR Caribe Cancun 1.6 mi. N Resort
Golden Crown Paradise Spa 1.7 mi. N Resort


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is Inizio. The restaurant offers both Fusion and Mexican menu items.

The following table provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Punta Nizuc
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Inizio (998) 848-7400 Fusion, Mexican Informal 0.3 mi. N
El Palmar Cancun (998) 848-7423 International Informal 0.4 mi. N
Sea & Stones (998) 848-7423 Mexican Very Casual 0.4 mi. N
Sunset Bar (998) 848-7423 Eclectic Very Casual 0.4 mi. N
Arrecifes (998) 848-7423 Contemporary Fine Dining 0.5 mi. N
Cancun Distillery (998) 885-1086 Contemporary, Mexican Informal -- --
Jc Captain -- -- -- 1.2 mi. N
JC Captain -- -- -- 1.2 mi. N
Harry's Prime Steakhouse And Raw Bar (998) 840-6550 International Fine Dining -- --
Hoya 19 Clubhouse -- -- -- 2.2 mi. N
Cayo Largo -- International -- 2.7 mi. N
Subway Cucumatz -- American Very Casual 2.9 mi. N

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Punta Nizuc isn't the only beach worth visitng in Mexico.

Another location you may want to try is Playa Garrafon, another favorite sun-spot in Cancun.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Cancun, and Punta Nizuc is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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