Isla Blanca

NileGuide Expert Says:

Miles of gorgeous beaches with powdery, white sand. The Caribbean Sea on one side and Chakmochuk Lagoon on the other. Very secluded, remote area and a great place to get away from it all.


Cancun, Mexico

NileGuide Expert tip:

Avoid visiting Isla Blanca on Sundays. It's very crowded on that day. Visit during the week and you'll feel like you have your own private beach. If there are some people on the beach nearest the parking, just walk to the north and you'll find yourself all alone with the sea and sand. There is a dirt road for part of the drive out to Isla Blanca. You can get there in a rental car, but it will be slow going. Be patient. It's worth the trip. There is limited parking. You may have to park on the side of the road. Be careful not to get stuck in the sand. There is no place to go to call a tow-truck, in this remote area. Pack food and beverages. Isla Blanca has only one restaurant...and I use that term loosely. Once you see it, it's doubtful you'll want to dine there. Be safe and bring your own water and munchies.


Isla Blanca (literally means "white beach") is a beautiful stretch of beach, located approximately 12.5 miles north of downtown Cancun.  The name is a bit misleading, since Isla Blanca is not really an island.  Instead it is a narrow peninsula, with the sea on one side and Chakmochuk Lagoon on the other.

This area is excellent for fly-fishing.  Several tour operators run fly-fishing excursions throughout the year.  Kiteboarding is the latest craze in the Cancun area.  Daredevils wishing to give the sport a try can visit Ikarus Kiteboarding School, located very close to Isla Blanca.

The turquoise waters and white sand, combined with the lack of people, make this pristine beach a fantastic getaway for a day.    

There are no organized tours to the beaches of Isla Blanca.  You will have to rent a car or hire a taxi for a few hours, if you wish to visit this area.  


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