Best Cancun Instagram Spots: 7 Spots You Can’t Miss
Warm turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and hidden cenotes call to beach bums and adventure lovers alike. This Caribbean beach resort town is on every travel itinerary. The Malecon boasts excellent shopping and dining, great entertainment, and outstanding views. Capture beautiful vacation photos in the most instagrammable spots in Cancun at popular beaches like Playa Chac Mool, Playa Delfines, and Isla Mujeres.
Sick of the Hotel Zone crowds? This is an amazing spot to spend the afternoon, but make sure to bring your own drinks and snacks since there isn’t too much available. This is the best beach to catch the breathtaking sunsets which makes it a great spot for afternoon Cancun photoshoots. The colorful “Cancun” sign is also here, which has become the official Cancun Instagram spot. Most Cancun photographers recommend this beach since many hotels do not allow local photographers on-site. Also, it is definitely the best public beach in Cancun’s Hotel Zone!
This sleepy but vibrant little island has become quite popular in the past few years. Every corner you turn seems like another perfectly framed Instagram spot. It is only a 20-minute ferry ride from Cancun, so it makes for a great day trip. Explore the colorful fishing village of Isla Mujeres and end at Playa Norte, a beautiful palm tree-lined beach.
Playa Chac Mool
Just south the heart of the Hotel Zone, this beach has a choice of both sandy and rocky shores.
The public beach & pier of Langosta Beach is near the ferries for Isla Mujeres.
Playa del Carmen
1 hour south of Cancun, Playa del Carmen is the ideal location and the perfect balance of resort life and Mexican town hit a chord for families, bachelorette parties, and honeymooners. Take a nap in a hammock at the beach then live it up in the nightlife center of the Riviera Maya. Our favorite spots for a photoshoot in Playa del Carmen are Punta Esmeralda, Downtown, Playacar Beach, & Cenote Cristalino.
2 hours south of Cancun, Tulum is the ultra-hip modern hippie’s paradise. Artsy and high-end, Tulum is Instagram heaven. Our favorite photo spots in town are Paradise Beach, Xpu-Ha Beach, Tulum Ruins, & Cenote Nicte-Ha.