Visit Playa Tortugas Cancun

By - Updated on 27 January 2023

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Visit Playa Tortugas Cancun

Playa Tortugas

If you are looking for a paradise of crystal clear waters and white sand for your next vacation, you must visit Cancun. This wonderful Caribbean destination has 22 km of beautiful beaches to enjoy whenever you want.

In them, you can swim peacefully and enjoy various water activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and many other options. Or, if you prefer, you can relax in front of its impressive landscapes during the day while enjoying the sea breeze.

With a large number of beaches, Playa Tortugas is one of the most popular beaches in Cancun. So whether you're looking for family fun or adrenaline-filled activities like bungee jumping or jet skiing, this is the place for you. In addition to a spectacular coastline, Playa Tortugas offers a wide range of gastronomic options to delight your palate during your stay.

Playa Tortugas is located approximately 8 km from downtown Cancun; to get there, you will need to use adequate transportation, considering your travel needs, whether it is a Private Transportation service, public transportation, or a Car Rental

Read more about Everything You Need to Know Before Renting a Car in Mexico.

Next, learn more about some activities and recommendations to get the most out of your visit to Playa Tortugas in Cancun.

Activities you can do in Playa Tortugas Cancun

Have fun at Playa Tortugas with the best activities to do with family or friends. 

Dive into its turquoise waters

Playa Tortugas Beach

The water at Playa Tortugas beach is clean, and the waves are safe for swimming, thanks to its serene and shallow waters. On the beach, you can find enough space on the sand to lay out your towel and sunbathe while enjoying the gentle, cool sea breeze.

Practice water activities

Water Activities

If you like pure adrenaline, in Playa Tortugas, you can find all kinds of water activities full of adventure. Among the most popular in the area are snorkeling, scuba diving, and bungee jumping.

When snorkeling, you will have the opportunity to witness the great diversity of marine flora and fauna in the area. Playa Tortugas is home to the great Mesoamerican reef, which covers hundreds of miles of Mexico and Honduras. Observe a wide variety of marine species, such as exotic fish, rays, dolphins, and even sea turtles.

Delight your palate with gastronomic offerings


In Playa Tortugas, you can find several places to eat. Some popular restaurants in the area are Bonanza SeaFood and AntoRikos, among others. Enjoy dishes such as grilled fish, ceviche, and more.

Take a Tour in Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres

When visiting Playa Tortugas, you will have the opportunity to take a tour to Isla Mujeres. Although the Isla Mujeres Tour has a schedule from 9:30 am to 8:00 pm, you will have to take a ferry located at the beach pier.

Recommendations to better enjoy your visit to Tortugas Beach

Cancun Sea

Improve your experience when visiting this spectacular Caribbean beach by considering the following recommendations.

  • Plan your itinerary. Arrive early to the site to guarantee good umbrella rental places. Also, arriving early will help you get a good parking spot if you have a car rental.

  • It is advisable to bring cash. Most establishments accept debit and credit cards; however, cash is a better option, especially if you are dealing with a different currency. 

  • Prepare your hat and sunscreen. Remember that prolonged exposure to the sun can result in sunburn or heat stroke, so be careful to use protection, mainly due to the high temperatures in Cancun.

  • Take care of the beach. Playa Tortugas is considered a protected area, so it is very well cared for by the locals. However, one of its main attractions is its cleanliness, so we remind you to pick up your garbage and take care of the facilities in the area.

  • Be careful with waves during the afternoon. Although the waters of the beach are pretty calm, keep in mind that the waves tend to rise during the afternoon, so you should try not to go too far away, as well as supervise the little ones in case you are traveling with the whole family.

We invite you to plan your visit to Playa Tortugas with the above information to get the most out of your trip.

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