Playa Tortugas Cancun Beach

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Playa Tortugas Cancun Beach Panoramic Photo
Playa Tortugas Cancun Beach Panoramic Photo with a person laying on the beach and few swimmers on the ocean

Playa Tortugas Cancun Beach: The Beach of the locals

Want a real locals’ beach in Cancun? Playa Tortugas Cancun Beach is the place. One of the most iconic beaches in the area. Full of services but with a calm, shallow water coast.

In the last years, Playa Tortugas have been cataloged as a cheap, trashy beach by snobby locals. However, I love this beach as it represents the freedom of my culture. Loud cumbia and salsa, beach waiters offering beer and drinks, restaurants, and an amazing view of the bay.

The water and sand are amazing. But you can also take these points into count.

Perfect Location to bring your Children

Playa Tortugas is located at Kilometer 6.5 of Cancun Hotel’s Zone. It is well known by taxi drivers and you can easily get there by stepping into R-1 or R-2 bus and ask the driver to stop there and let you know.

You can also see the exact location here.

If your plan is to visit Isla Mujeres, Playa Tortugas is one of the locations that Ultramar Ferry uses to visit the Island.

Playa Tortugas Cancun Beach has Free Parking

As in almost any beach in Cancun, there is a limited parking lot, where you can safely leave your car without paying any money. Of course, you have to arrive very early as the people working there also bring their cars, so spaces are very much of a trouble.

There are also people there charging for the parking spaces of some “private places” And it is also an option if you have arrived a bit late.

Playa Tortugas Restaurants and Beach Club
Playa Tortugas Restaurants and Beach Clubs

Restaurants and Attractions

In Playa Tortugas, you can rent an umbrella and chairs for the day for around $150 Pesos, $8 dollars and you can actually get served with drinks and food from several restaurants around.

There is an OXXO, the Mexican Seven Eleven, so you can also buy your drinks and food there if you don’t want to pay a beach restaurant price.

There is also a Bungee Jump in case you want to get a little bit brave. It is a nice view and there you can also find a very nice, private and affordable bar.

If you want to find other options, I wrote a list of Cancun Beaches that might be useful for your choice.