Isla Blanca, is a long strip of white sand 30 km from the urban center of Cancun. A dirt road runs along undeveloped stretches of coastline that allow us to imagine what Cancun was like before the urban fury that took place in the city in the second half of the 20th century.
This wonderful beach is well known to the locals, but somewhat unknown to tourists. The beach owes its name to the strange formation of a sand tongue that divides the coastal area and the Chacmuchuc lagoon, which stretches for 20 km, giving the shape of an island.
How to get to Playa Blanca?
To travel to Playa Blanca you must get to Punta Sam, in Cancun, from where the ferries to Isla Mujeres leave. You must follow that same road until you reach Isla Blanca, about an hour away. The best thing is that you carry a map, or use the GPS, either from your car or from your cell phone. In car rental agencies they offer GPS as an auxiliary accessory, so if you do not have a mobile with geolocation, then we advise you to opt for this accessory.
What should you know before traveling to Isla Blanca?
Below we offer you a series of tips so that you go prepared to the White Island. Some of which apply to any beach, but others will be especially useful for this beautiful beach and for destinations around Cancun.
- The first thing, and although it seems obvious, is to inform yourself about the weather before traveling, because nothing worse for a day at the beach than having to pick up and leave due to a persistent and intense rain.
- If you don’t like crowds, it is best to travel one day during the week, since on weekends many people visit the beach. If you decide to travel on the weekend, then the best time is very early in the morning.
- It is recommended that you park your car in a parking lot before reaching the beach, since it is very difficult to find a space here, especially if you arrive after 10:00 AM.
- Parking has a cost of 30 Mexican pesos for a space for the whole day.
- In the vicinity of the beach the police are constantly patrolling, so be extremely careful not to violate traffic signals and thus avoid a fine.
- You can bring food and drink although you will find kiosks where you can stock up on what you need near the beach
- Bring an umbrella and sunscreen in the sun, especially if you travel in summer, during the months of July and August, where the sun can be really extreme.
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