Cancun Golf | Riviera Cancun

Cancun Riviera Cancun Golf

Riviera Cancun Golf

Where? Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 25, Hotel Zone, Cancun

The Riviera Cancun Golf course is nestled in the heart of an ecological reserve. The natural landscape of wetlands serves as an ideal habitat for exotic flora and fauna. The opportunity to experience such natural beauty and wildlife is truly one of the privileges most coveted about this experience. This amazing 18-hole golf course has ocean views and a Mexican-style clubhouse that’s surrounded by mangroves.
Services include a full service golf shop, grill and snack bar, locker rooms and the Nicklaus Academy all conveniently located within the facility. The clubhouse is open from 6am – 7pm everyday. Riviera Cancun also provides a food & beverage service to players while on the course with mobile beverage carts.

Cancun Golf | Puerto Cancun

Puerto Cancun Golf Club

Puerto Cancun Golf

Where? Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 5.5, Hotel Zone, Cancun)

Puerto Cancun Golf was designed by Tom Weiskopf, this is an 18 hole, championship golf course in Puerto Cancun that stretches out over 185 acres and has ocean views and two holes that play on the marina.

Cancun Golf Kukulcan Course

Cancun Kukulcan Golf Course

Kukulcan Golf Course

Where? Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 17, Hotel Zone, Cancun

This golf course, located on the grounds of the Iberostar Cancún Beach Resort, is both enjoyable and challenging for golfers of any skill level, and is easily accessed on foot or via hotel-provided transportation. One hundred fifty acres of tropical paradise surround the 6,734 yard, par 72 course. The waters of the Nichupte Lagoon and its inlets border many of the holes, as do the Mayan Ruins of El Rey (circa 500 A.D.) along Hole 16. As you play, enjoy a vista of tropical vegetation and plentiful wildlife as varied as crocodiles sunning themselves, iguanas analyzing your game and colorful birds decorating the sky.

Cancun Golf | Pok-Ta-Pok

Cancun Golf Club Pok Ta Pok

Cancun Golf Club at Pok-Ta-Pok

Where? Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 7.5, Hotel Zone, Cancun

This is Cancun’s main golf course. Its club has fine views of both sea and lagoon; its 18 holes were designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. It also has two practice greens, three tennis courts, a pro shop, and a restaurant. For more info, go to:

Nichupte Lagoon Cancun

Cancun Nichupte Lagoon

Nichupte Lagoon

You’ll find sophisticated French, Italian and Mexican cuisine at the beachfront resorts and low-key restaurants on Nichupte Lagoon. Nichupte is in fact a lagoon system extending over three thousand hectares and comprising seven bodies of water, including the Bojorquez Lagoon, the Mediterranean Laguneta and the Lagoon “of Love”, so called due to its heart-shaped formation. If that weren’t enough, the swamps also reduce the level of pollutants in the water, helping biodiversity and preserving the nearby reef formations of Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancun and Punta Nizuc. Choose from a variety of cuisines and romantic settings: perhaps Southeast Asian satay in a private palm-covered booth or Mexican peppers stuffed with fresh lobster in a Spanish-style courtyard. Nichupte also links up with the Caribbean Sea through two canals called Sigrido and Nizuc. Nichupte is also a place where you can practice other activities, such as recreational fishing and kayaking, and the more adventurous among you can gear yourself up for a spot of waterskiing.The lagoon’s main attraction is in its mangrove swamps, a natural area protected by the Mexican Gov. The Nichupte ecosystems are vitally important, since they protect the coastlines of Cancun from the erosion and wear that would otherwise result from storms and hurricanes.

Cancun Beaches | Playa Tortugas – Turtle Beach

Cancun Playa Tortugas

Playa Tortugas – Turtle Beach

Where? Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 1.5, Hotel Zone, Cancun

Playa Tortugas (Turtle Beach) eroded greatly after Hurricane Wilma. There’s now a restored sandbank at the entrance around Km 6.5 on Boulevard Kukulcán. The water is deep and the swimming is excellent, so many people come here to sail, snorkel, kayak, paraglide, and ride Wave Runners. The nicest section of this beach is on the far right, just past the rocks. The sand can get very crowded, especially because this is where people usually grab a drink or snack before catching the ferry to Isla Mujeres. Locals from El Centro will spend their entire weekend here, so if you are looking for isolation, it’s best to head elsewhere. Don’t be fooled by the name—this spot is seldom frequented by Tortugas (Turtles).

Cancun Beaches | Playa Punta Nizuc

Cancun Playa Punta Nizuc

Playa Punta Nizuc

Where? Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 24, Cancun

On the southern tip of the peninsula at Km 24, Playa Punta Nizuc is the most isolated and deserted beach in Cancun. Far from the crowds and party scene, this area has no amenities to speak of other than those available to guests at the nearby Wet ‘n Wild Waterpark (Km 25). The lack of beach-traffic helps keep the white sands clean and the waters sparkling, except when sea grass washes onto the sand. This is a great place to collect seashells or swim, since waves only crash here on stormy days. There’s plenty of street parking on Boulevard Kukulcan, but make sure you bring water, snacks, sunscreen, and an umbrella for shade, since this beach is about as barren as they come. Bordered by jungle to the south, Playa Punta Nizuc can be accessed directly from Boulevard Kukulcan. The nearest hotel with amenities (for guests only) is Club Med Cancun.

Cancun Beaches | Playa Pez Volador

Playa Pez Volador Cancun

Playa Pez Volador – Flying Fish Beach

Where? Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 5.5, Hotel Zone, Cancun

The calm surf and relaxing shallows of Playa Pez Volador make it an aquatic playground for families with young children. Marked by a huge Mexican flag at Km 5.5, the wide beach is popular with locals, as many tourists tend to head to the more active Playa Langosta. Sea grass occasionally washes ashore here, but by early morning it is cleared away by the staff of the neighboring Casa Maya Hotel.

Cancun Beaches | Playa Marlin


Playa Marlin

Where? Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 13, Hotel Zone, Cancun

This is a seductive stretch of sand in the heart of the Zona Hotelera, accessible via a road next to Kukulcan Plaza shopping center. Despite its turquoise waters and silky sands, the waves are strong and the currents are dangerous. If this beach is crowded, you can walk in either direction to find quieter spots. There’s also a small tent where you can rent boogie boards, snorkel equipment, and motorized sports equipment. Although there are currently no public facilities, you can always walk over to Kukulcan Plaza if you need a restroom.

Cancun Beaches | Playa Linda

Cancun Playa Linda

Playa Linda – Pretty Beach

Where? Blvd. Kukulcan, Km. 2.5, Hotel Zone, Cancun

Playa Linda (Pretty Beach) is where the ocean meets the freshwater of Laguna Nichupté to create the Nichupté Channel. Restaurants and changing rooms are available near the launching dock. There’s lots of boat activity along the channel, and the ferry to Isla Mujeres leaves from the adjoining Embarcadero marina, so the area isn’t safe for swimming, although it’s a great place to people-watch, with a 300-foot rotating scenic tower nearby that offers a 360-degree view.