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Review of Playa Delfines

Playa Delfines
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“I had good time!”
Reviewed 10 December 2012

There's nothing special about the beach itself. I mean, most beaches in Cancun along Hotel Zona are excellent: soft white sand, turquoise water.

What was different about this beach is that there were mostly local people with their families there. And it was great! A lot of kids and teenagers playing, a lot of food shared! That, naturally, attracted sea gulls - so I had good time taking photos of those ruthless creatures. They were pretty aggressive and funny at the same time.

Many street vendors were going around offering food and drinks for affordable prices.

Visited March 2012
3 Thank Yulia D
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“Best Beach”
Reviewed 12 November 2012

What a gorgeous public beach; miles of beautiful white sand & no crowds. May need to watch the waves & undertow with the little ones.

Visited July 2012
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Conyers, Georgia
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Reviewed 10 November 2012

Water slides were loads of fun for the whole family. Wasn't to crowded. We were able to access rides as often as we liked.

Visited June 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“Loved it!”
Reviewed 23 October 2012

The nicest public beach in the hotel zone. Free palapas, if available. There is also lounge chairs/umbrellas at a cost. Parking was a little crowded but we found a spot, and there is a attendant to watch over your vehicle.

Visited October 2012
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Province of Cuenca, Spain
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“Cancun's biggest public beach”
Reviewed 15 October 2012

If you are not staying in a hotel on the beach or you want a change of scene, go to "El Mirador" for a spectacular view of the changing colors of the Caribbean and a nice swim for those who like some waves. By the way, a lot of people down Cancun; yes, it is a city and it is touristy BUT the colors you will see from the Mirador you can see NOWHERE else in the world. NOWHERE! This is 800 meters-long of hotel-free beach; if you look straight out, you can imagine that you are not in a city. The bus stops right in front of the beach for easy coming and going. It is about 25-30 minutes from the center of town but much closer from other Hotel Zone points. I decided to review this beach because I have lived 14 years in Cancun and what I read in some other reviews is not very precise. NO SHARKS! That is ridiculous. As with all beaches in Cancun, the barrier reef protects them from such predators. The most dangerous thing around, as in all the Mexican Caribbean from the middle of May to the middle of June is "agua mala", an almost completely invisible, baby jelly fish that can create a very bothersome rash and sometimes fever. However, since I am very fair skinned I always went swimming well covered in sun protector-- I believe that this protected me; I've also read that it does. I never had any problems with this. Yes, this beach is not so clean but the worst part is near the road (stinks of the urine young beer drinkers leave during the night), down by the waterfront itself it generally is clean. (The cleanest public beach is Las Perlas, much closer to the center of town). There is a steep incline to get down there, so it is not for people who can't manage that and a few stairs. There is something of a gay scene, off to the left, over toward the Hilton but it is more or less discrete. As to undertow and currents: I am a swimmer which means I go in, swim 30 to 40 minutes parallel to the beach and then come out and go home. Any beach changes from day to day or season to season. All that I have ever experienced is a side-moving (left to right looking at the sea) rip current which you notice as soon as you hit the water, if it is strong-- but this only happens on some days during the winter months. As to undertow, you have that on any beach and more so on beaches where the outgoing water goes down a strong incline. It pulls at your feet but as soon as it joins the incoming waves it is over; it will definitely not take you out to sea. What can be disorienting for some is that the waves tend to come from on angle and then another but this varies greatly throughout the year and from week to week. In any case, the life guards are generally over-cautious and they whistle and pull you out if they fear you are too far out or anything else that worries them. On the whole, this is a sunbathers beach or for swimmers that like some action which obviously includes local surfers, although the waves have nothing to do with those in the Pacific. As a whole, you can have a great time there; i even go off and leave my towel and the key to the car on the beach as I swim off out of sight and they have always been there when I get back-- I would not leave much more, however. If you go in the afternoon, it is well worth hanging around for the sunseta round 6- 7 pm according to the time of year-- if you go up to the road or the dunes near by, you can see a spectacular sunset, intense red over the neighboring lagoon and see the Caribbean colors go dark. Remember, the tropical sun is very strong, even in the winter!

Visited October 2012
9 Thank Spiii-Rose
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