"Playa Del Niño" Top 5 Page for this destination Cancún Off The Beaten Path Tip by Kaspian
Cancún Off The Beaten Path: 88 reviews and 86 photos
Playa Del Nino is a local public beach about 10 minutes north of downtown Cancun in the Puerto Juarez neighbourhood. It is a little further up the road past the ferry terminal.
On a very hot Saturday or Sunday it can be swarming with locals swimming, sunbathing, playing guitars, fishing, and having picnics. A local's idea of beach weather and a tourist's are two different things, so even when it's hot for us it may still be cool for them and the beach may be empty. It's busier in summer.
There are a few rustic beach restaurants (specializing in seafood) where you can order food or sit and have a drink. I'd be very careful eating anything in these restaurants, they're definitely not meant for a tourist's stomach. These places are also bars in the evening.
I think it's named after an "El Nino" storm which ravaged this area and destroyed lots of buildings several years ago. Translated literally it means "Beach of the Boy."
More Reviews (25)
- See All Wicked Sense of Humour
- See All Dolphin Express: Dolphins, Snorkel, &...
- See All Hurricanes: Get Out Now!
- See All Use Pesos to Support the Economy
- See All Cost of Taxis
Kaspian's Related Pages
Have you been to Cancún?Share Your Travels