As you probably know, the beaches are the biggest attraction of Cancun, having the white and delicate sand and the turquoise Caribbean Sea. The Hotel Zone is just a long beach separated from the coast by a couple of lagoons.

The soft white sand of Cancun’s beaches is light in weight and has a composition of microscopic fossils (called discoaster) that doesn’t absorb the heat. This is why the Cancun beach sand is cool undefoot even in the hot sun.

Almost all beaches from sunny Cancun are public and owned by the Mexican government, but you may not access the beach by walking through a hotel, which is private property, unless you stay at the hotel. The tourists staying in resorts that are not on the beach, or the locals can access the beaches at any of the public-access entries to the beach.

Here is a list of top 10 Cancun beaches: