Cancun - One of Mexico's premier destinations.
The beaches are probably one of the main reasons for your visit. Cancun's beaches are legendary and with good cause. The powdery, incredibly white sand, of the Caribbean blesses all of the beaches in Cancun. These beaches seem to go on forever and each one is a beach lover's fantasy come true. The Caribbean Sea is unusually warm with incredibly blue water and at most times is very calm. Look down any beach, at almost any time, and you will see people enjoying the calming effects that seem to instantly relieve the tensions of everyday life.
The beaches are one of Cancun's most famous attractions, and everyone seems to enjoy the endless activities that abound on almost every beach. Volleyball, para-sailing, snorkeling, wave-runners or just a relaxing day in a hammock, it is you're choice and all easily available all along the many miles of incredible beaches. Because of the International flavor of Cancun's visitors, you will hear many different languages spoken on the beaches of Cancun, more often perhaps, than at any other beach resort in the world. People watching is a major sport here also, enjoy it, never abuse it.
Looking at an aerial view of Cancun could trick the unknowing into thinking that it would be next to impossible to find a beach without crowds. Due to the many miles of beaches in Cancun it is relatively easy to find a stretch of beach to enjoy without a lot of interruptions. The entrances and parking areas for most of the beaches along Kukulacán Blvd are very well marked. You may want to just kick back on the beach in front of your hotel, but try exploring some of the other nearby beaches. Buses run along the island every few minutes and for an investment of just a few pesos you might just find the beach of your dreams.
Topless bathing is an activity that is quietly accepted in Cancun and many of the surrounding areas along the Mayan Rivera. Total nudity is rare (as well as illegal), especially on the major beaches. If you have an insatiable craving for real seclusion, rent a car, a short drive to the west toward Playa del Carmen offers numerous secluded beaches or coves with little chance of finding a crowd. Most of these beaches, many of which are unnamed, are just a short drive off of the main highway. Almost any dirt road heading toward the Caribbean will eventually take you to a beach. Be careful of bad road conditions during (but not limited to) the rainy season.