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Beaches with Blue Flag certification in Cancun

Blue Flag is a certification granted by the European Foundation for Environmental Education to beaches and ports that comply with a series of environmental conditions and facilities.

The Mexican Caribbean has 9 blue flag beaches and five of them are in Cancun! This award can only be given to beaches that have a high water quality, environmental education, safety and services to tourists. It is not that simple to achieve this certification.

This time we will give you a tour thru this five wonderful beaches so you do not miss them on your next trip to Cancun

Las Perlas Beach

las perlas beach in cancun mexico

Las Perlas Beach is one of the first beaches in the hotel zone, located in km 2. This beach is ideal for children, the sea is quite calm in this area and at the entrance to the beach there is a playground for them.

On sundays this beach is filled with local families because of its proximity and good services such as free parking and beach umbrellas.

The famous Chac Mol Beach

chac mool beach in cancun

It is one of the most popular beaches in Cancun, not only because it is located in one of the busiest areas of the hotel zone in the 9.5 km but also because it has a large area of sand and waves of average size for everyone to enjoy.

During the high seasons this beach is a party full of sun-thirsty tourists. Close to this beach is the well known beach club Mandala Beach and around you will find different bars, restaurants and hotels.

If you arrive early you can rent an umbrella and lounge chairs to spend the day relaxing while enjoying the beautiful sea of crystal clear turquoise water

The beautiful Marlin Beach

marlin beach in cancun

This beautiful beach located behind the Plaza Kukulkan is the favorite of wave lovers, perfect for water sports such as surfing.

Playa Marlín has one of the best infrastructure among the five blue flag beaches in Cancun, has bathrooms, tables for rent, chairs, cribs, drinks and snacks are some of the services offered to locals and foreigners.

Playa Marlin is a very good option to spend the day on a not so busy beach but close to all kinds of locals.

Ballenas Beach, the heart of the Hotel Zone

people playing beach volleyball in cancun beach

This beach is located in the heart of the Hotel Zone, exactly between Hard Rock Hotel and Secrets The Vine Hotel, in this area you will find much more intense waves, so it is recommended to swim only if you have experience, the main feature of this beach.

Blue flag in Cancun is your wide sandy beach ready for relaxation..

Like the other blue flag beaches, Ballenas Beach have services such as bathrooms, palapas, lounge chairs and bars

Dolphins Beach "El Mirador"

dolphins beach in cancun

This sunny little piece of heaven has one of the most spectacular panoramic views of Cancun, from here you can appreciate the great variety of blue tones that the ocean of Cancun gives us; If you are a fan of the sunrise, then you can delight with the beauties of nature in this beach lookout.

It is at the far end of the hotel zone going from the center, it is also the perfect spot for you to enjoy the first look at the Caribbean Sea

This is one of the most visited beaches in Cancun and it is for us the preferred one because of its services, which have made it one of the beaches with the highest blue flag certification.

After visiting these beaches you will understand why Cancun is one of the favorite destinations for for tourists all around the world, in addition to the natural beauty you will find various water activities to have fun.

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