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Playa Gaviota Azul

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Address: Cancun, Mexico

This scenic beach is pretty to look at, but watch out in the water: the...

This scenic beach is pretty to look at, but watch out in the water: the undercurrents can make it a dangerous place to swim.

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Playa Gaviota Azul - public beach access between Coco Bongo and Mandala Beach club

Great public beach access in the hotel zone between Coco Bongo and Mandala Beach club. Follow the alley between these two business to the beach. Been there many times - sometimes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great public beach access in the hotel zone between Coco Bongo and Mandala Beach club. Follow the alley between these two business to the beach. Been there many times - sometimes just bringing a towel and lay on the beach for free and buy food and drinks from the stores that are very close. You also see locals and tourists... More 

Thank Zelck
Dallas, Texas, United States
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845 reviews
459 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is the beach tourists come to Cancun for. It is nice sand, gorgeous water, beautiful clouds, and lots of people. It extends from the bar area in the north down the isthmus. In the bar area there are a lot of bars pumping music onto the beach. It can be crowded. If you are people watching it is entertaining.

Thank Don P
Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

There entrance to the beach is by Coco Bongo. There are a group of men that offer Umbrellas on the beach. There is much garbage by midday, in the way of plastic cups (from alcohol) and plastic OXXO bags. The water itself is calm enough to swim in. The beach is narrow, but long. The Frigate birds dive in and... More 

Thank Elle D
Orlando, Florida
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Awesome is the best word for this beach, a picture heaven, perfect for anyone, no waves, no nothing. A short walk behind Coco Bongos go left to the end, huge rock formation protects this beach. The rocks can be walked on for photos, beach is located front of hotel Krystal. Snorkeling is awesome, the sand is powder white. Don't forget... More 

Thank Antonio Rivera F
Tartu, Estonia
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Great beach with some really cool waves. There is a small bar on the beach and also little convenience store. Really easy to access and close to nightlife area in Cancun!

Thank Eveli L
Bixby, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Amazing a must see. One of the most beautiful beaches I have ever see.. so far that is. Took a boat ride from my resort ate and drank while floating

Thank Carrie C
Sao Paulo, SP
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228 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2014

It is a beach where people attends night and day. It is beautiful and has a spectacular view. On the beach side, reflecting barriers constructed at a nearby hotel almost no waves and you can be comfortable, but if you like excitement here is the place since the beach has strong slopes where you give a few steps and these... More 

1 Thank Luanabarbour
Bogota, Colombia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2013

Quiero advertir a todos los turistas e incluso residentes de Cancún acerca del peligro se esta playa junto con la playa de al lado Chac Mool. El oleaje es terriblemente fuerte y no existen las suficientes advertencias para las personas del peligro. Tuve que presenciar la muerte de dos niñas y multiples rescates con el escaso personal de salvamento y... More 

19 Thank Katalina G

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