El Mirador / Playa Delfines

NileGuide Expert Says:

Public beaches in Cancun are very crowded on Sundays. If you don't like crowds, avoid this beach on Sundays. On New Year's Eve, the tradition is to stay up all night so you can see the first sunrise of the new year. Each New Year's Eve, 1000s of people flock to Playa Delfines to ring in the new year and to watch the sunrise. If you are in town for New Year's Eve, head over to Playa Delfines after the party.


Boulevard Kukulcán Km 9
Zona hotelera
77500 Cancun, Mexico


+52 998 881 2745

NileGuide Expert tip:

This is a wonderful place for taking photos. You can easily walk out onto the area where you can look out over the beach and the sea, or you can walk down the hill to the beach. The hill is quite steep and is not recommended for people that have difficulty getting around.


Playa Delfines (also known as El Mirador) is one of the few places in Cancun's hotel zone, where you can see the Caribbean Sea from the street. There is a parking area on the street level, as well as a scenic overlook which offers spectacular views of the beach and of the Caribbean Sea. This is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike.  The scenic overlook is a great spot for taking a few photos before heading down to the beach.  This wide beach is frequented by local surfers and area surf schools often give lessons at Playa Delfines. Bathing beauties flock to this public beach each day because it's a large beach and it's easy to get to. There is a bus stop at the parking area so you can easily take the city bus to this beach, if you don't want to drive or take a taxi.   

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