Playa gaviota Cancún

Playa Gaviota Azul cancun

The city of Cancun is surrounded by 22 kilometers of beautiful beaches and in this blog we have already talked about some of them like Playa Tortuga, Playa Las Perlas, and even the great diversity of hotels in the hotel zone of the city. Remember that the hotel zone is where most of the beaches are located. Well, continuing with our series of places to visit, today we will talk about Playa gaviota Cancun.

Gaviota Beach Cancun

Gaviota Beach Cancun

Playa Gaviota or Playa Gaviota Azul is the name given to this beach in the city of Cancun, where the color and tranquility of the sea will surprise you and at the same time invite you to come in and cool off. Best of all, it has a family atmosphere, so Playa Gaviota is ideal to visit with your whole family.

In addition, it is a beach that has a shallow depth and calm waves, which makes it safe for everyone. Of course this tranquility is not limited to just swimming or snorkeling, because the place lends itself to kayaking, jet skiing, fun in the so-called banana fun Cancun.

Why visit Playa Gaviota Azul

Why visit Playa Gaviota Azul?

There are many reasons, but the main one is that it is one of the most equipped family beaches in Cancun, full of more than 20 activities to do and thanks to its geographical location you will be very close to the heart of the hotel zone and other renowned beaches such as Chac Mool beach, Mandala beach and Playa Forum.

Playa Gaviota Azul cancun

Where is gaviota beach located?

Playa gaviota azul is located in the south of Punta Cancun, kilometer 9.5 of the hotel zone and to get there you must first enter through a side between the Mandala Cancun nightclub and Coco Bongo.

This is because the direct access to the beach is “blocked” by large 5 star hotels and really to avoid any inconvenience the best way to get there is to enter through the hallway of Mandala and Coco Bongo, as mentioned above.

Once you enter through this corridor, you will face Forum beach on the right side and Mandala beach on the left side. Well, you have to walk to the end of the left side where you will arrive at Playa Gaviotas.

Where to eat in Playa Gaviotas?

As such Playa Gaviotas does not have any beach clubs or restaurants, but it does have some fast food vendors like quibis. However, we cannot forget that the beach is very close to the heart of the hotel zone, where we find several restaurants from which we can enjoy Mexican, Spanish, Italian dishes, meat cuts, snacks, wings, etc, etc, etc. Some of them are

  • Carlos and Carlie
  • Mariners
  • Mextreme
  • Takito
  • Abolengo
  • Hacienda El Morter

Hotels near Gavitas Beach

If you are thinking of finding a hotel with ocean view and close to the beach, you will find more than 20 options around Playa Gavitas. Of course, but we will only list 3:

Hyatt Ziva Cancun

The Hyatt Ziva Cancun is a hotel close to Cancun’s nightclubs and is strategically located between the northern and southern part of Punta Cancun. So here you will have the opportunity to have 2 completely beautiful beaches for you. On one side the beach that directly overlooks the famous Cancun lighthouse and on the other side Playa Gaviota Azul.

It is worth mentioning that this is a 5 star hotel, all inclusive and totally family friendly, making it an excellent option to spend your vacations and if you want to know their rates, you can click here.

Hotels near Gavitas Beach

Krystal Cancun

This hotel near Cancun’s nightclubs, is the 4-star accommodation that gives direct access to Playa Gaviota, so if you decide to stay here, not only will you have direct access to the hotel, you can also enjoy all the amenities and benefits provided by the hotel such as lounge chairs, outdoor pool, enjoy refreshing drinks and more.

This 4 star lodging offers you an incredible view of the ocean, the beach and of course, not to mention all the surprises that the hotel has prepared for you. If you want to know the rates and availability click here.

Hotels near Gavitas Beach

Aloft Cancun

The Aloft Cancun hotel is a modern accommodation that is not in front of the beach, but close, in fact the Aloft Cancun hotel allows you access to Playa Caracol, from which you can walk to the beach of the lighthouse of Cancun or get to the access through the nightclubs and walk to Playa Gaviota.

As you can see it is not a hotel that is in front, like the other 2, but it is close and one of the best accommodations if you are traveling with your partner and it is also pet friendly. If you want to know their rates and facilities click here.


As you can see, Playa Gaviotas has many advantages that make it one of the must-see beaches on your visit to Cancun and will undoubtedly surprise you.