Isla Blanca, a hidden paradise in Cancun

Isla Blanca is known as the best-kept secret in Cancun; It is one of the few beaches in Cancun that keeps its virginity.  You must visit it on your way through the Mexican Caribbean. This beach, which is practically hidden, has an incomparable beauty that you should not miss.

Isla Blanca Beach Cancun

Its soft sand, its impressive turquoise waters, and the lagoon next to the beach create a paradise on earth that deserves to spend a little time on your trip.

Isla Blanca Cancun
In the narrowest area of ​​this island, the water of the Chacmochuc Lagoon collides with the Caribbean Sea freely; Through the 20 kilometers of coast that Isla Blanca offers you will not be able to find restaurants, lounge chairs, or other stores; you will be able to enjoy some of the most dazzling landscapes in the entire area.

Although it seems almost impossible, this beach has been minimally intervened by tourism, which makes it have an atmosphere of privacy that other beaches in Cancun cannot provide. However, there are many things to do on a hidden island to make the most of the day.

Isla Blanca Beach Cancun is a hidden paradise in Cancun

Things to do in Isla Blanca
Isla Blanca has a bit of fun for everyone, where you will not only enjoy an incredible day at the beach, but you can also surround yourself with the diverse fauna and flora that the place offers. We will tell you the things you can do in this place.

Enjoy the sea
It was essential to start with this recommendation; once you visit this island you will understand why. As it is not crowded with tourists or local business, there is no type of pollution, the waves are calm, perfect for the family to enjoy without worry.

The water most of the year maintains a good temperature; Isla Blanca’s sand is white and soft, ideal to lie down and relax for a while and appreciate the sound that the sea gives you.

Chacmuchuc Lagoon
As we already mentioned, the Chacmuchuc lagoon is just a few steps from the beach; Swimming in this lagoon is allowed and of course, do not forget that at one point on the island both waters meet, incredible isn’t it? Enjoy salt and fresh water at the same time and yes, do not forget to take photos.

Chacmuchuc Lagoon at Isla Blanca in Cancun


For those who are passionate about sport fishing; This beach has a large number of fish that are present throughout the year, you can find barracudas or make a Grand Slam.

Ideally, you should hire a tour that guides you in this practice and offers you all the fishing and safety equipment you need during the activity.

Isla Blanca Cancun Fly Fishing -  Sport Fishing in Cancun

Maximize the day
One of the things to do in Isla Blanca, and undoubtedly one of the activities that tourists enjoy the most, is kite-surfing. If you are not one of those who like adrenaline, you can take a bike ride along with the place while enjoying the scenery.

On weekends there are small stalls of typical Mexican food made with local marine species that you should not miss.

This is an activity that is impossible to miss. Isla Blanca beach is a perfect place to camp, quiet and safe; where you can enjoy a night full of stars and the sound of the sea, not to mention the beautiful sunrise or the spectacular sunset.

Where is Isla Blanca?
As Isla Blanca Cancun is an almost virgin beach, you have surely wondered where it is. If you imagine a very secluded and inaccessible place, let us disappoint you; Isla Blanca is located north of Cancun in the well-known municipality of Isla Mujeres, which is quite easy to access.

How to get to Isla Blanca?
To get to this paradisiacal destination you must go north of Cancun and travel along the Punta Sam road, in the Bonampak extension; This is in case you go in your own car; once in the place, you will find places to park your vehicle.

Another alternative on how to get to Isla Blanca is by public transport from the Cancun terminal, known as Crucero, located on Av. López Portillo; From there, buses depart to Isla Blanca, which operate at three specific times: 7:00 am, 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.


Being a public beach, Isla Blanca Cancun is open to the public from Monday to Sunday at any time you want to enjoy it; However, we recommend that you attend from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm so that you can enjoy all the activities that this place has prepared for you.