by Coach Bear
April 15, 2003
There is very little problem with high waves and riptides on this beach (as there are on many other beaches) due to the location in the protected area of the island. Isla Mujeres (in the distance) serves as a natural break water that protects this beach. Visitors staying in hotels such as Krystal, Fiesta Americana, and El Presidente (among others) stream to Playa Caracol to spend long days sunbathing and playing in the sand. The refreshment stands on this beach prepare drinks that are reasonable in price and that are not watered down, as in the nightspots. The Mayafair Plaza is located directly across the street, and provides shopping, dining, and other activities for the sun-lover when they tire of the sand.
One of the additional reasons for my attraction to Playa Caracol is that I formed several great romances while strolling down the beach. Many other couples come to this beach to be married. Those couple surely must agree with me about the romance of the beach. Regardless, when you visit Cancun, make the time to visit this beach. You will never wish to leave it.
From journal Cancun: City of Sun, Fun, and Romance