Punta Nizuc Beach

We all know that Cancun is known worldwide for having beautiful beaches, which year after year attract more and more tourists, and one of them is the Punta Nizuc Beach, which is ideal for a family vacation.

The name Nizuc comes from the Yucatec Maya language and basically means 'promontory' or 'point of grass'. The ancient Mayans considered this beach called Punta Nizuc, as a revered area, and for that reason they used it as a meeting place to worship their gods.

Many people claim that by visiting it they really get a feeling of spiritual and physical rejuvenation, simply by sitting and feeling the sea breeze, while absorbing the power of nature.

If your plans go beyond visiting it for tourism, and what you want is to find a job in the area, we recommend that you enter our tourism employment portal at grandhotelier.com.

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Punta Nizuc Beach

Punta Nizuc Beach

This wide and beautiful crescent-shaped beach is located in the Hotel Zone of Cancun, which is why it is not open to the public, like other nearby beaches.

How to enter Punta Nizuc?


It is located in the beautiful state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. It is part of the eastern coast of the Yucatan peninsula.

To enter and enjoy everything that the beach can offer you, you have two options ...

Punta Nizuk Hotels

The first is the most obvious, and it simply means that you stay at any of the hotels in the area, including:

  • Nizuc Resort & SPA
  • The Westin Resort & Spa Cancun
  • GR Caribe by Solaris
  • Royal Solaris Cancun
  • GR Solaris Cancun

It is important that you do not try to pass as a pedestrian inside the hotels towards the beach, since all of these have quite strict security, and do not allow access to people who are not staying there.

Punta Nizuc Restaurant

The second option to fully appreciate the beach is that you enter through other nearby beaches, such as Playa del Carmen.

Between this last beach and Punta Nizuc there is a small parking lot, where you can park, or you can also park at the Rio Nizuc restaurant, about 100 meters from the beach you want to visit.

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Diving and Snorkeling in Punta Nizuc

If you only want a day of diving and snorkeling, you can contact a tourism agency, which will provide you with various packages to practice these water sports.

We remind you that if your goal is to work in tourism, at Grand Hotelier we have a job board, so you can choose the job that best suits your skills and requirements.

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Nizuc River

This river is very close to the beach, so if you want to swim there, you only need to park the car just before the bridge over the river. This river leaves the Nichupté lagoon and later joins the sea.

Nizuc River

The water is transparent, and it is an incredible experience to swim among so much nature. Additionally, there are tables of picnic along the river so it makes for a great wonderful place to spend the day.

Rio Nizuc Restaurant


Another option, after you have entered the beach, is to go to the Restaurant "Río Nizuc", which is located just after the picnic tables, and is the point where the river Nizuc meets the sea (which meets locate elsewhere where the hotels are).

The restaurant is rustic, nothing luxurious, but the views of the sea and the tranquility of the place will make your day fascinating. There you can enjoy delicious typical dishes of the region, while watching the boats that cross the entire river.

Fresh food...

The Rio Nizuc restaurant is run by a local fishermen's cooperative….

Therefore, the seafood is always very fresh, since they catch their own fish in the same waters of the region.

Ceviche and fish are the order of the day, as well as prawns, and you can accompany them with achiote (achiote seeds) and sour oranges.

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Punta Nizuc Public Beach

Enjoy the tranquility that the beach offers

The beach is perfect to spend a day of relaxation and tranquility, since the waters are shallow and very placid.

Rows to Spend the Day

Despite this, if you go further into the sea, most of the seabed is covered with algae, so it is best to row all over the place. Children will love it, and for adults it will be something different, since they will get out of the routine and connect with nature.

While paddling, you will be able to observe many small fish, of different colors, just as if you were diving in a coral reef.

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Enjoy the tranquility that Punta Nizuc Beach offers


In the same way, when you are enjoying the beautiful view of the beach, you will be able to observe the mangroves that surround it, which are white and black, and near them, you will see extremely beautiful bushes full of flowers, which make a excellent combination with the mangroves.

Mangroves are one of Mexico's most prominent eye-catchers, and are valuable in the coastal zone as they function as a buffer against erosion, and provide nursery areas for fish, crustaceans, and shellfish.

Boats and Jet Skis

Inside the beach of Punta Nizuc you can also get on a speed boat or ride jet skis. It is quite a fun adventure and you will surely love it.

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Guided Tours and Diving

In the area there are also tours and guided tours to dive through all the underwater sculptures, which encourage the growth of corals, to preserve the Palancar Reef System.

The sculptures vary in motifs and shapes, as they were built by different international artists. These are fixed to the seabed (at a depth of 5 m), and are made of special material, which promotes the life of corals to turn the area into an artificial reef. Something that is undoubtedly quite special.

So whether you want to visit the area to get to know it and enjoy its wonderful landscapes, attractions and water sports, or you are looking for a job in the tourism sector, Punta Nizuc beach will be excellent for you. Go ahead and meet her, and we assure you that you will not regret it.

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