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Playa Marlin

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Address: Cancun, Mexico
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+52 984 593 3556

Lounge on the smooth, white, broad stretch of sand of this beach while...

Lounge on the smooth, white, broad stretch of sand of this beach while gazing at the often rugged surf.

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Nice city beach with easy access, clean water

Playa Marlin entrance is about one block from Km 13 on the Zona Hotelera. It as umbrellas and tables for rent (150-200 MEX pesos), gorgeous turquoise water and white sand. It is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alina P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Playa Marlin entrance is about one block from Km 13 on the Zona Hotelera. It as umbrellas and tables for rent (150-200 MEX pesos), gorgeous turquoise water and white sand. It is not too crowded with tourists (at least when we went in April) and has a shower and bathrooms as you walk on to the beach. You'll need some... More 

Thank Alina P
La Mesa, California
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122 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We. Stayed at a condo just next to this public beach. It is not crowded evenin February's highseasinand so leaning lovely. Whether walking near sunrise or. Enjoying any time of day it is a great choice and you won't be disappointed. They don't even have the. Vendors selling there wares to distract you Justin eautifulazure seas.

Thank worldtravelor1757
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Clean, reasonably soft white sand. Windy, but that's not the fault of the beach! No swimming thanks to the wind and waves (red flags everywhere!)

Thank Roy H
Lavallette, New Jersey
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77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This beach found right behind the police station in the hotel zone is clean and safe with easy access.

Thank DanC129
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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1,064 reviews
667 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 663 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

As with all the send beaches in Cancun there are no trees so no shadow unless you bring an umbrela or rent one. Otherwise great for sand lovers...

Thank izi f
Vancouver, Canada
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119 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

The beach is truly beautiful. The thing that spoiled it for me was all the sea doos, parasailers and motor boats spewing toxic unburned hydrocarbon gas fumes wafting into the shore, which forced me to leave the beach. There was also considerable litter on the beach. Free sunchairs and beach umbrells were available with proper photo id. I prefer Playa... More 

Thank BC V
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Easy to get there, near to bars and restaurant. is a great place to get a tan if you are in the city center. Maybe a bit small compared with Delfines "the biggest"

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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Beautiful view good memories and a lot to share and to remember as a good time with the nature and family

Thank Maria M
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Visited in December, 2014. The Caribbean side of Mexico in this rich turquoise. Even in a severe storm, when the sun is covered with clouds, the sea has such a form as if it was painted and spotlights illuminate the bottom. The beach is always clean it every morning from 06.00 to 07.00 cleaned by special machines, remove algae. The... More 

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Sherbrooke, Canada
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82 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Nice beach, wasn't crowded when I went, but it was too windy, I couldn't get far in the water. Enjoyed the beach instead.

Thank Marie-Eve J

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