Caracol Beach

Caracol Beach or “Caracol Beach”, is a beautiful, small and pleasant beach in Cancun, which is located at km 9 of the hotel zone and its name is also a reference to the snail square, which is located less than 100 meters from this phenomenal beach in Cancun.

Caracol Beach

Playa Caracol

The entrance to the heart of the hotel zone is located at km 9 and precisely this kilometer is home to bars, restaurants, docks, boats, hotels, ferry to Isla Mujeres and of course to Caracol Beach.

This beach undoubtedly marks the beginning of the heart of the hotel zone and has parking, beach chairs and umbrellas for rent, and less than 50 meters away there are several restaurants and bars.

But that’s not all: This beach is one of the ports where the company Ultramar can pick you up and take you to Isla Mujeres. Now if you prefer something more private, you can book a tour, rent a boat or even a yacht from here.

What is Caracol Beach like?

Caracol beach as such is small, about 300 meters long and is divided by two piers. A small one on the left side and a large one on the right side.

Between these two piers is a very calm beach, quiet, shallow and ideal for visiting with children, but on the right side of the larger pier, you will find a small bank of water whose waves are very aggressive and which is only recommended for excellent swimmers.

Playa Caracol

What facilities does Playa Caracol have?

Being a beach that “marks” the beginning of the heart of the hotel zone and close to large 5-star hotels, it is logical to think that it is a fully equipped beach, and of course you are right! The beach has:

  • Showers
  • Restrooms
  • Parking
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Umbrella Rental
  • Sunbed Rental
  • Docks
  • Boats
  • Ferry to Isla Mujeres

What places can I find nearby?

Being close to the heart of the hotel zone, what you have near you are:

  • Mocambo Restaurant
  • Oxxo stores
  • Caracol Plaza
  • Chedraui Selecto
  • Cancun Convention Center
  • Marineros Restaurant
  • Craft stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Nightclubs

How to get to Playa Caracol

To get to Playa Caracol from downtown Cancun you can use the public transportation service to the hotel zone and if you are in the hotel zone, you can also take the public transportation service to get there. It is worth mentioning that this beach lends itself for weddings, XV years, graduations and much more.


Playa Caracol is one of the 10 beaches in Cancun that you must visit and that without a doubt will make you enjoy a whole day at the sea and of course, don’t forget that you can continue knowing more about the beaches of the city by clicking here.