Cancun is without a doubt one of the most beautiful beach destinations in the world. and traditionally it has been known as a very expensive destination, but the reality is that there are many activities that can be done in Cancun for free without having to spend a single cent, or almost.

Cancun Public Beaches

Cancun Public Beaches
Gaviota Azul Beach Cancun

In theory, all the beaches in Cancun are public and therefore with completely free access, but the reality goes beyond what one would like, since accessing some of them is somewhat or very complicated.

However, many others have completely defined accesses, and with services for both tourists and local people to enjoy.

Next, we share the Cancun public beaches that you can enjoy completely free:

  • El Nino Beach.
  • Las Perlas Beach.
  • Lobster Beach.
  • Turtle Beach.
  • Snail Beach.
  • The Blue Seagull Beach.
  • Lizard Beach.
  • To install Playa Chac Mool.
  • Marlin Beach.
  • Whales Beach.
  • Dolphins Beach.

Finally, it should be noted that several of them have parking, showers, bathrooms, restaurants, lifeguards, and other services that you will love.

Archaeological Zones In Cancun

Archaeological Zones In Cancun
El Rey Archaeological Zone

Although the archaeological zones are not free every day, on your next visit to this paradisiacal island You can visit them completely free on Sundaysand you can even visit a pyramid and an archaeological zone in the Hotel Zone.

El Rey Archaeological Zone

The El Rey Archaeological Zone is located at kilometer 18 of Boulevard Kukulcán, very close to Playa Delfines.

The access hours are from Monday to Sunday from 09:00 to 16:30.

Archaeological Zone of San Miguelito

The Archaeological Zone of San Miguelito is located within the facilities of the Mayan Museum of Cancunspecifically at kilometer 16.5 of Boulevard Kukulcán.

Access is completely free on Sundays, so you cannot miss out on a visit to this beautiful place.

The hours of the Archaeological Zone of San Miguelito are from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. On Mondays it is closed.

El Meco Archaeological Zone

Finally, on the other side of the Cancun Hotel Zone is the El Meco Archaeological Zone, located specifically in the Bay of Isla Mujeres, on the north coast of Quintana Roo.

In the same way, you can access it completely free on Sundays.

The opening hours are from 08:00 to 16:30.

It can be reached very easily from the Cancun Hotel Zone or from the city center by public transportation.

Use: In the three archaeological zones, admission is completely free every day for adults over 60 years of age with their valid ID, pensioners, retirees, people with disabilities, active teachers and students, as well as children under 13 years of age.

Temple of the Scorpion Yamil Lu’um

Very little known, the Temple of the Scorpion Yamil Lu’um is located right in front of the La Isla Cancún Shopping Center, within the hotel facilities The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas & Spawhich is located at kilometer 12.5 of Boulevard Kukulcán.

To access the temple you do not need to pay any fee, since you only have to go to the hotel administration where they will make a copy of your official identification.

Regarding access hours, I recommend that you contact the hotel directly.

Mayan Museum of Cancun

Mayan Museum of Cancun

The Mayan Museum of Cancun is another of the places that you can visit completely free on Sundays, where you can also access the Archaeological Zone of San Miguelito.

The hours of the Mayan Museum of Cancun are from 09:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday. On Mondays it is closed.

This beautiful museum is located at kilometer 16.5 of Boulevard Kukulcán, in the Hotel Zone.

Children under 13 years of age, the elderly, as well as students and teachers will also be able to enter for free every day.

Shopping Centers In Cancun

Shopping Centers In Cancun

In Cancun there is a great diversity of shopping centers that you can visit completely free.

Among the shopping centers that I recommend you visit are:

  • The Cancun Island Paradise Experience.
  • Plaza Las Americas.
  • Kukulcan Plaza.
  • Fórum By The Sea.
  • Snail Square.
  • Marina Puerto Cancun.
  • Plaza Bonita Cancun.
  • The Plazas Outlet Cancun.

Also in all of them you will find restaurants, cinemas, department stores, and endless places where you will surely have a great time.

The Park of the Palapas Cancun

The Park of the Palapas Cancun

Located just 5 minutes from the ADO Bus station in downtown Cancun The Palapas Park It is a place where both local people and countless tourists go.

This place is characterized by being very familiar, so there are continuously various events, as well as stalls and typical food outlets.

In Parque de Las Palapas we recommend you taste the traditional marquisea delicious dessert from Yucatan that you will love.

Market 28 Cancun

Market 28 Cancun

Another place that you can visit for free is the traditional Market 28 of Cancuna market where you will not only find typical handicrafts, but also typical food restaurants, and an endless number of items that you can take home or give as gifts to a family member and/or friend.

Mercado 28 de Cancún is located at Xel-Há Mz 13, 28, 77509 Cancún, QR, in downtown Cancún.

Parish of the Risen Christ Cancun

Parish of the Risen Christ Cancun

If you are Catholic or you just want to know the Parish of the Risen Christ Cancun It is a beautiful church that is located on Boulevard Kukulcán Kilometer 3.5 of the Hotel Zone.

The Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado Cancún opens from Monday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Malecon Tajamar Cancun

Malecon Tajamar Cancun

He Tajamar Boardwalk It is a coastal walk where you can enjoy beautiful views of the Nichupté Lagoon. In addition, you will be able to ride a bike, skate, jog, walk, and do any other outdoor activity.

The location of the Malecón Tajamar is: Av. Rbla. Fonatur, Hotel Zone, 77500 Cancun, QR, and is open 24 hours a day.

Nichupte Lagoon

Nichupte Lagoon

The Nichupte Lagoon It is another place that you can visit for free on your next trip to Cancun.

You can admire this beautiful lagoon from the Malecón Tajamar, but also from a wide variety of points in the Cancun Hotel Zone.

It is only necessary to point out that you have to be very careful since there are usually crocodiles in certain areas, so you will invariably come across signs that ask you to be careful when approaching the lagoon.

Walk In The Hotel Zone Of Cancun

Walk In The Hotel Zone Of Cancun

Finally, another activity that I recommend is to take a walk through the Hotel Zone of Cancun.

You can do this on foot, although remember that it is 25 kilometers, so another alternative is to get on the public bus and travel from one side of it to the other and admire its hotels, shopping centers, as well as its beautiful beaches, among other places. .


This is how you can enjoy Cancun without spending a lot of moneyand even without having to spend anything.

After all, Cancun has always been distinguished by its beautiful white sand beaches and the turquoise blue color of the Caribbean Sea, and if we complement this with the sites that we have just told you about, then your trip will undoubtedly be simply wonderful.

Do you know other places that can be visited completely free in Cancun? Don’t stop telling us!


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