Playa Tortugas
Playa Tortugas
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This beach is lined with open-air cafes, restaurants and bars, making it a perfect place to scope out the crowd.
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles1,033 reviews
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Cintiam09
Southampton, UK63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Beautiful place with incredible Cristal clear water! Playa Tortugas is located in Cancún just northwest of the Hotel Zone and accessible by bus or rental car. Umbrella and chair rentals are also available.
Written 12 March 2024
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Martha U
Dallas, TX5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Do not buy packages from the guys in the red shirts especially Julio. The vendors sell packages through a company called Merpago tours, they sell snorkeling packages but they don’t have snorkeling equipment, they take you you to a pier far from there and they don’t have catamarans just fisherman boats . The vendors then blame the companies for failing to deliver while the companies blame the vendor for selling you services that they they don’t provide!
Written 30 December 2023
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Ilovepalms
80 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
There are much more better beaches in Cancun. Near the ferry to the mujeres island. I would Not visit this again.
Written 4 November 2023
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Susan Diane H
Canada10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023
A nice place where there are fewer tourists mainly than locals with families very good atmosphere quiet beach unlike the one in front of all the hotels only downside quite a bit of algae and no supervision.
Written 11 September 2023
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Papayaved
Cancun, Mexico430 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
A beach without sun shelters. There is often a lot of rubbish but water is clean. The normal part of the beach is just a narrow line between walls and the sea
Written 23 August 2023
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Mircea P
Calgary, Canada18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Don’t aspect a beach like at the resort , but it’s a fair place if you consider that it’s free
Beach is close to Riu Laguna , and it’s also the place from you can take the ferry to Isla Mujeres
Written 29 June 2023
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kristel
Tallinn, Estonia65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
One of my favorites in Cancun. Public beach. Only negative is that there are no "palapitas" available and you should bring your drinks with you. Very clean and beautiful.
Written 7 April 2023
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247Icarus
Greater London, UK216 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Typically crowded public beach. Lots of seaweed. There are nearby bars and restaurants but hotels along the beach are expensive and noisy. Not a place to linger. Cancun has a wealth of far better beaches.
Written 16 January 2023
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Gaurav_G
New York City, NY4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
We were supposed to board the ferry to Isla Mujeres from here. In the car parking lot we were met with a gentleman who said that he has a tour that takes us to the island in the ferry and then puts us on a small boat that goes around the island taking 5 stops. We would be doing snorkeling, swimming and the boats would give us ample time. Once done the boat takes us to the big ferry which brings us back to the Playa Tortugas port. WHAT A SCAM!. we were made to pay 10 times the cost of the ferry and when we landed on the Isla Mujeres...guess what? there was no small boat. There was nothing. We walked everywhere.
Written 16 December 2022
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MaxL
Denver, CO7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Great beach with lots of distractions, shops, restaurants, vendors abound but not to worrisome. One day of bad seaweed infestation, cleaned up the next. Alexis is the best beach Mesero. Kept my desarmador glass full.
Written 27 May 2022
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