Beach Day in Cancun


Relaxing day at Playa Delfines Beach in Cancun, Mexico.

Because we stayed at an Airbnb rather than a big resort hotel in Cancun, we headed to the public beach, Playa Delfines for some relaxation one morning.

This beach is really awesome… the water is beautiful and there are free palapas for shade if you’re lucky enough to get one (we got there early and snagged one fast!) Occasionally, people walk by selling mango and jicama with lime and chili powder (so good!) 

Unfortunately, there were red flag conditions that day so we couldn’t swim in the ocean, but we didn’t mind at all.

Fresh ocean air. The sound of the seagulls and waves. What more could you want?

We leaned back and slept a little bit. The people watching was fun too!

I wore this swingy sundress from INC concepts. It’s comfy enough for the beach, but also covers up enough that you can go into restaurants or shops without feeling like you’re exposing too much.sitting-on-beachsundress

After sitting on the beach for a while, we looked for a change of scene, so we walked around and stopped for lunch. I couldn’t get over all the pretty vegetation… sundress-and-white-hat

After lunch, some shopping, and more sightseeing, we decided to head back to the beach for the sunset.

The weather turned dark and overcast, but I thought the water looked absolutely gorgeous  anyway.stormy-beach

I think  many visitors to Cancun are tempted to stay in big commercial resorts because they feel it’s just easier than trying to do it on their own. Don’t get me wrong- some of those places are really gorgeous. However, many are in the hotel zone which feels very “Las Vegas” to me and takes away from all the lovely charming bits of Mexico.

In our experience, there are much less expensive and more authentic ways to appreciate this area. Getting around on your own in Cancun is completely easy and stress-free using local buses (only 10 pesos a trip!)


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