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.

Set on the southern edge of Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, Punta Nizuc is on the East coast of Mexico. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. At Punta Nizuc, you'll have the best of both worlds: plenty to see and do nearby, but less crowds and noise than at other beaches.

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, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

You should remember that the immediate vicinity around Punta Nizuc is highly urbanized, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


This spot is on the East coast of Mexico. It is close to Ruinas del Rey, which is one of a few favorite destinations in the area.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Museo Arqueológico de Cancún. It's located relatively close to Punta Nizuc, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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 --
Moon Palace Spa & Golf Club Golf Course 4.9 mi. SW --
Studio Dante Art Gallery 4.9 mi. N --
Interactive Aquarium Cancun Aquarium 5.4 mi. N --
Yamil Lu'um Mayan Ruin Historical Site 5.6 mi. N --
Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok Golf Course 7.1 mi. N --

Cities and Towns

The closest city you'll find to Punta Nizuc is Cancun.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how packed the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Visitors seeking a room close to the beach will find themselves in luck, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to pick from close-by. You'll find the closest hotel booking options by looking over what's shown below.

Accommodations near Punta Nizuc
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Raintrees Club Regina Cancun 0.3 mi. N Villa complex
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
Suites Brisas 1.3 mi. N Villa complex
Solymar Beach Resort 1.4 mi. N Resort
Grand Sens Cancun 1.5 mi. N Hotel
GR Caribe Cancun 1.6 mi. N Resort


When you start craving an afternoon snack, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is Inizio. The restaurant serves both Fusion and Mexican dishes on the menu.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Punta Nizuc
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Inizio (998) 848-7400 Fusion, Mexican Informal 0.3 mi. N
Sea & Stones (998) 848-7423 Mexican Very Casual 0.4 mi. N
La Destileria Cancun (998) 885-1086 Contemporary, Mexican Informal -- --
Harry's Prime Steakhouse And Raw Bar (998) 840-6550 International Fine Dining -- --
Captain's Cove 885-0016 Caribbean Informal 3.0 mi. N
Pizza Hut Itzaes -- Italian Very Casual 3.6 mi. N
Bahia (998) 881-2000 International Very Casual 3.8 mi. N
Champions Restaurant Sports Bar (998) 881-2000 American Informal 3.8 mi. N
Gustino (998) 848-9649 Italian Fine Dining 3.8 mi. N
La Capilla Argentina Steakhouse (998) 881-2000 Argentenian Informal 3.8 mi. N
La Isla (998) 881-2000 International Very Casual 3.8 mi. N
Las Ventanas (998) 881-2000 Eclectic Very Casual 3.8 mi. N

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Punta Nizuc in Mexico.

You may also enjoy Playa Garrafon, one of the many great Cancun beach sites.

Maybe Punta Nizuc is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Cancun you might like.


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