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Most Travelers Don’t Know This Important Tip About Visiting Cancun Beaches

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Cancun is the most popular vacation destination for Americans and there are endless reasons why. Mainly, it all boils down to it's an easily accessible paradise perfect for every type of traveler of all ages.

Even as popular as Cancun is for dreamy vacations, there is still one misunderstanding travelers face when booking a trip.

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Traveling can be challenging and oftentimes becomes a headache trying to sort out your itinerary, but when it comes to Cancun, millions upon millions of tourists visit each year, and many come back again.

Avid travelers love to provide the best tips from their global escapades.

From taking certain trains for the best views, using certain sites for the cheapest airfare or advising against eating yellow snow in winter wonderlands, travel tips can make booking a trip so much easier..

For Cancun, we have one tip that will ensure you have the time of your life in Mexico's top beach destination.

Mexico's Dreamiest Getaway

colorful cancun sign

Cancun has claimed ‘iconic' status for one of the dreamiest beach getaways imaginable. Fortunately for U.S. travelers, it's a quick flight away to reach paradise.

With immaculate resorts lining the pristine beaches and endless activities for solo trippers, couples, or the whole crew, this beautiful beach city has easily maintained its worldwide popularity.

Factoring in the exciting new Maya Train, which is now operating, Cancun is even more of a draw this year if that's conceivably possible.

If there is one common denominator for all travelers hopping aboard a cruise or jetting off to Cancun, it's to relax along the stunning blue waters of this region of Mexico.

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Where Are The Bluest Waters In Cancun?

We all put in long work hours and have caught ourselves daydreaming of the perfect beach escape with picture-perfect blue waters and soft sand lined with palm trees.

There is perhaps no better place for a break from life's stresses than Cancun. Those who keep returning to Cancun for their annual vacations may already be in the know, but there is a common mistake made when booking a trip here.

It's hard to pick a bad place to stay, per se, when choosing from the dozens of high-end resorts, but there are some better than others based purely on the location of some of the bluest water on the planet.

pier atop stunning blue waters of cancun

Travelers seeking the ultimate Cancun vacation topped off with the otherworldly blue waters seen in photos often pick the wrong area to stay in, which can lead to major disappointment.

For indescribable shades of blue that Crayola hasn't trademarked yet, you will need to stay along a small stretch of coastline in the designated Hotel Zone.

Travelers may not know this little secret of the postcard-worthy blue waters, but hotels certainly do.

The Hotel Zone's Best Locations

Cancun's resorts are jam-packed along the stunning coastline throughout the city and even stretch to other popular beach towns nearby, such as Playa del Carmen and of course, Tulum.

blue waters of playa forum in cancun

But there is one stretch of resort for the absolute most breathtaking blue waters this side of Mexico.

Running south from the Punta Cancun Lighthouse lies drop-dead gorgeous beaches with eye-popping blue waters.

There are many upscale resorts to choose from along this coast, but you are inching away from Cancun's bluest waters the further south you go.

The following list of beachfront hotels is some of the top-rated stays to experience the most pristine waters on your vacation:

cancun at sunset
  • Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancún
  • Turquoize at Hyatt Ziva Cancun
  • Ocean Dream Cancun by GuruHotel
  • Royalton CHIC Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
  • Wyndham Alltra Cancun – All-Inclusive Resort
  • Wyndham Grand Cancun All Inclusive Resort & Villas
  • Hotel Flamingo Cancun Resort
  • Hyatt Zilara Cancun
  • Hotel Flamingo Cancun Resort
  • Hard Rock Hotel Cancun
  • Hyatt Ziva Cancun
  • Krystal Grand Cancun
  • Marriott Cancun, An All-Inclusive Resort
  • JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
  • Kempinski Hotel Cancún
  • Royal Sands – Resort & SPA
  • Live Aqua Cancún
  • The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas & Spa
  • Beach Palace Cancun
  • Hotel Riu Palace Kukulkan
  • Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancún All Inclusive
hyatt ziva cancun

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