POINTS OF INTEREST
Near Ruinas del Rey, where Boulevard Kukulcán curves into a hill, "Dolphin Beach" is one of the last before Punta Nizuc. Hotels have yet to dominate this small section of coastline, and there's an incredible lookout over the ocean with a huge "Cancún" sign making for a great photo op. On a clear day you can see at least four shades of blue in the water, though swimming is treacherous unless a green flag is posted. This resort-free area has plenty of sand and waves, and it's one of the few places in Cancún you'll see a surfer (during a wind swell). Even during hurricane season, waves seldom hit "epic" status; at best, you might find choppy, inconsistent surf. Amenities: parking (free); lifeguard; toilets. Best For: solitude; surfing.