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 on the southern edge of Cancun Beach Hotel Zone, Punta Nizuc is on the East coast of Mexico. You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Beachgoers should keep in mind that, while Punta Nizuc is certainly not secluded, it's not the busiest of Cancun's beaches either. This makes it an excellent choice for those of you who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity but also want to skip out on the crowds.

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.

Since Punta Nizuc is found inside an area that sees many visitors, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the East coast of Mexico. It is near Ruinas del Rey, which is among the the area's interesting attractions.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Museo Arqueológico de Cancún, one of the closest museums, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If a visit to the Punta Nizuc isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items 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 --
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

Punta Nizuc is definitely not a big city beach; the closest populated area is Cancun.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Because this beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation destination, it is not usually very difficult to find just the right kind of hotel close-by. If you're hoping to find a place that's on or near the beach, the following table 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 visit the beach around lunchtime the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far away. One of the closest places to eat is Inizio. The restaurant offers both Fusion and Mexican cuisines.

The following table lists places to eat 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

Visitors searching for the perfect beach in Mexico will have lots of options besides Punta Nizuc.

You may also enjoy Playa Garrafon, another favorite sun-spot in Cancun.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, taking a swim at Punta Nizuc is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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